Details for E J Mertaugh Boat Works

E J Mertaugh Boat Works

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 3 reviews

Address 296 Hessel Point Road, PO Box 40
Hessel, MI 49745


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 9
Fuel dock: 9

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 40
Beam max: 8

Other info:


Transient: 8
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: There are 8 40-foot transient docks. There is additional dockage for large boats along the east pier. Call for reservations. 906-484-2434.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water hookup available.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Pumps are on the breakwall. Watch the depths.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: They love dogs and have treats in the ships store for them.

Disability access

Yes - Barrier free entrance.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Near the fuel dock. Price: $25.



Yes - Dumpster




Yes - Men's and women's bathrooms with showers.




Yes - Small grocery store a block away.




Hotels or motels

Yes - Several motels and cabins within walking distance.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Mercury, Bombardier, and antique engine specialists on staff full time. Full service marina, Mercury and Bombardier technicians on staff, experienced mechanics on hand 6 days per week in the summer.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 60-ton travel lift, hydraulic trailer.

Storage facilities

Yes - New heated storage building, inside cold storage available, spar-up sailboat storage, shrink wrap.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Ramp available for small boats.


Other services


Casino 3 miles away, antique wooden boat show second Saturday of every August.

Reviews for E J Mertaugh Boat Works
Amaizingly friendly, 2016-07-10
Captain: , Muskegon MI (60)

We are trailer sailers, so we needed to park out truck and trailer while we were in the area. The municipal marina has no place for trailers, but when I approached Brad at Mertaugh, he was great. It was raining at the time, and he even gave us a ride back to the marina in his car. I think they are the kind of people who bend over backward to help others, and it was very appreciated.

Very good short stop marina, 2014-09-13
Captain: , Sandusky Oh (615)

Two very beautiful young women dock hands took our dock lines and knew exactly how to handle them. So that was a good start. They were very polite and scurried to help us take on fuel. We draw six feet of water and there was plenty of depth to spare. Some dockage, but we stayed at the City Marina.

Change of Review, 2013-06-29
Captain: , Big Torch Key, FL (1956)

Familiy owned and operated business makes everyone feel at home. Excellent mechanics and woodworkers. Small supply and parts inventory, but can have most items shipped in a day or two. Reasonable labor rates.
Now, although still friendly with excellent quality we have to downgrade our review after poor experiences with two friends. The first was moored at the marina and needed a fresh water pump replaced. After being told they would be right over to take care of it, it was a week later that he finally got the pump fixed and he said it was expensive. The other had to have a major repair on his keel. The original estimate has quadrupled and the work is not complete a year later. If having any work done, we would highly recommend getting a firm quote and time line for completion.

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