Welcome to Macatawa Bay Boat Works!

Celebrating over 47 years of quality wooden boat restoration! since 1967

    

As featured in the Travel Channel's program EXTREME YACHTS: Click here to watch video

 

 

our services include:

 

Premium Boat Restorations

[see restoration work in progress]


Marine Grade Leather

Boats for Sale

 

Marine Engines

 

Custom Stern Poles

and Pole Boring

 

Custom Inboard Trailers

 

Blue Rating

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Macatawa Bay Boat Works' restoration featured in

 recent issue of Classic Boating Magazine

 

Pictured directly above is the 1910 Pettersson 35' Launch restored by

Macatawa Bay Boat Works featured on Pages 32 - 35 of 

the January/February 2013 issue of Classic Boating Magazine

Photo by Jim and Norm Wangard

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF THE RESTORATION

 


 

Videos of a few of our boats in action:

1930 Hacker Craft triple cockpit runabout

click to watch video

1939 Chris Craft 19' Custom barrel back

click to watch video

1969 Riva Aquarama at 2012 Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance Show (FOR SALE!) 

click to watch video


Congratulations to Macatawa Bay Boat Works' customers Carter and Barb Pohlman for their win of "Best in Class" with a 1969 Riva Aquarama at the 2012 Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance Show, Sea Brook, Texas! 

(this boat is now available FOR SALE, email sales@mbbw.com for more information)

(click on the photo to watch video)


Macatawa Bay Boat Works restoration

wins "Best Preserved Runabout - Antique" again at the 2011 national meet of 

Antique and Classic Boat Society

 


Recent premium restoration by Macatawa Bay Boat Works

wins "Best Preserved Runabout - Antique" at the 2010 national meet of 

Antique and Classic Boat Society

 

(click on photo for more information)


Macatawa Bay Boat Works invited to display 

at the 2010 Grand Rapids Boat Show

 

(click on photo for more information)


 

Hagerty Marine Insurance invites Macatawa Bay Boat Works

to help celebrate 25 years!

(click on photo for more information)


2009 Grand Rapids Boat Show highlights

the craftsmanship of Macatawa Bay Boat Works

 

(click on photo for more information)


 

1969 Chris Craft Commander 19'

custom restoration completed and delivered!

UPDATE: FOR SALE - NOW AVAILABLE!

(click on photo for more information)


 

Vanity Fair Magazine hires MBBW to provide 

restored Chris-Craft for Manhattan photo shoot

pictured above are the cover and page 98 of the August 2008 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine - photos by Mark Seliger - click here for more information

 


1960 Riva Ariston Complete and Delivered, 

Winner of "Best in Class" at Clayton New York Show 2008;

Winner of "People's Choice" and "Best of Show" 

at 2008 Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show!

(click on photo for more information)


1936 Gar Wood Restoration Complete and Delivered!

(click on photo for more information)


MBBW Builds Custom Trailer for 1957 - 30 foot Constellation!

(click on photo for more information)

 


MBBW Customer Boat wins top honors on national level!

(click on photo for more information)

Mark Andrea's boat "Lady El" a 1936 Earl Barnes is awarded "Best Restored Antique" at the Antique and Classic Boat Society 2007 International Meet in Lake George, New York


 

1953 Riva Ariston Complete and Delivered

winner at 2007 Bay Harbor Concours d' Elegance

 

(click on photo for more information)


Project Update: Restoration Complete and Delivered to Lake Placid, New York!

a 1928 Chris Craft 26' Sedan 

formerly owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post

(PROJECT UPDATE! click on photo for more about this project)

 


MBBW Restoration wins "Best Large Runabout" at the 2005 Lake Geneva Wisconsin Wooden Boat Show - a 1963 26' Gage Hacker Special Runabout

(click on photo for more information)

 

MBBW Customers win numerous awards at the 2005 Hessel Wooden Boat Show including "People's Choice" and "Best of Show", two "First in Class" and two "Second in Class"

Pictured above is "Lady El" a 1936 Earl Barns owned by Mark Andrea of Indian River, Michigan

Winner of "Best of Show", "People's Choice" and "Second in 19' Class" awards

 

MBBW Customer boat wins Best Post War Runabout at

 Traverse City's "Boats on the Boardwalk 2005"

(click on photo for more information)


Recent Deliveries:

1940 Chris Craft 22' Utility Sedan owned by Dick and Linda Riekse and Jim and Priscilla Lynch of Saugatuck, Michigan.

(click on photo for more information)

 

 

1963 Gage-Hacker Custom Runabout Twin Cockpit Forward 

(click on photo for more information)

 

 

1973 Century Resorter 18' Classic Fiberglass -- this boat now offered for sale! 

(click on photo for more information)

 

1950's Custom Chris Craft 18' owned by Dr. Jack Collins of Plainwell, Michigan.

(click on photo for more information)

 

1910 Pettersson 35' Launch 

(click on photo for more information)

 

Rare 1942 Chris-Craft 23' Triple Cockpit Barrel Back 

(click on photo for more information)

1956 Chris-Craft 18' Riviera owned by David and Jean Hagens of Hamlin Lake, Michigan

 

Mr. Chuck Smith of Watts Bar Lake, Tennessee and his 1956 Chris-Craft 21' Capri "Striking Distance"

(click on photo for more information)

 

Mr. Kerry Marsh of Upper Saranac Lake, New York and his 1938 Chris-Craft 19' Runabout

(click on photo for more information)

 

Mr. Jerry and John Mason of Gull Lake, Michigan 1931 22' Chris-Craft Triple Cockpit "Miss Kris-T"

(click on photo for more information)

 

1949 Chris-Craft 20' Custom - Mr. Randy Smalley of Scottsdale, Arizona owner

 

Mr. Gerran Ferrey Clear Lake, Ontario, Canada - 1941 Chris-Craft 17' Barrel Back

(click on photo for more information)

 

1942 Chris-Craft 22' Utility

This boat is available for purchase, click on photo for more information

(click on photo for more information)


Project Milestone on 1910 Pettersson Launch:

May 13, 2005 - Cabin sides and top in place!

(click on photo for more information)


 

March 11, 2005: 

a beautiful Spring day in Michigan 

for a boat ride and water test!

 

 (click on photo for more information)


 

Best wishes to all 2005 Mt. Dora participants!

MBBW gives two boats a send off on Friday, March 4...


Riva World owner, Sando Zani visits MBBW

(click on photo for more information)


Recent Barn Discovery: a Rare 1929 Dunphy 21' Inboard Runabout!

(click on photo for more information)


 

Recent Project Milestone:  

Preliminary Water Test of 1910 Pettersson Launch - November 17, 2004! 

(click on photo for more information)

Recent Restoration Progress Photos - updated 3-2-05 


Riva - Riva - Riva!

MBBW Customer's 1960  Riva Ariston was featured in 2005 Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Hall

 

1960  Riva Ariston 

UPDATED! 

complete show restoration for sale for USD$165,000

(click on photo for more information)

1960  Riva Ariston Import

imported by MBBW to USA

for sale for USD$135,000

(click on photo for more information)

This boat is for sale! click here 

       1953 Riva Ariston - UPDATED! 

one of the oldest Aristons on record

(this boat is NOT for sale)

    (click on photo for more information)

 

NEW!

1965 Riva Super Ariston

once owned by the Morton Salt Family

This boat is available for purchase 

for sale for USD$160,000 as a totally restored, completed boat

(click on photo for more information)

 

 

 

NEW!

1988 Riva Special Aquarama 

(this boat is NOT for sale)

(click on photo for more information)

 

 

Click here to see other boat projects

Chris-Craft, Century, Hacker, Garwoods and more...

MBBW visits the Riva Factory in Italy...

(click on photo for more information)

 


 

***NEW FINISH ROOM AT MBBW...

Macatawa Bay Boat Works is in the process of renovating its entire facility, starting with our freshly painted finish room with dust filtration system (click on photo for more information):

 

 

Need your classic boat restored?  We have openings in our restoration schedule starting in Spring 2014

Custom Inboard Trailers by MBBW Classic Trail
Hoists by ShoreStation, Lakeside Lift & Lakeshore Products
Summer & Winter Inside and Outside Storage

 

 

Click on the following for more information:

Boat Show Photos

"Boathouse Bulletin" Online Newsletter

Boating Links

Macatawa Bay Boat Works
297 S. Maple Street  Saugatuck, MI 49453

Toll Free:  1-877-636-MBBW (6229)
269-857-4556 
Fax:  269-857-4218
E-Mail:  sales@mbbw.com




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