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Eldean Shipyard

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2223 South Shore Drive
Macatawa, MI 49434
42° 46' 6.96'', -86° 12' 1.08''
616-335- 5843
VHF Ch. 9
Holland Harbor
Eldean Shipyard
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Eldean Shipyard
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2022 4:28PM

Diesel $2.40

Brand: Valvtect Added

Gas Premium $3.35

Brand: Valvtect Added; Octane: 90;
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Boaters Choice 2018


Transient boats and guests are welcome! Located North of Saugatuck and South of Grand Haven, Eldean Shipyard is a popular destination for Great Lakes boaters cruising in Southern Lake Michigan. Summer Slip Rental and Transient dockage is usually available, but a reservation is reccommended, particularly on a busy weekend. A popular destination for Regattas, Cruising Clubs, & Rendezvous Groups, in addition to moorage, the marina can provide just about anything your group may need. Whether it's our pool side clubhouse & gathering space, lakeside picnic areas, fish cleaning station, or large children's playground, we have the lakeside amenities that you are looking for on your vacation. This is a great location for cruising clubs & events. Past groups have included: Island Packet Rendezvous, South Haven Yacht Club, Catalina Rendezvous, Great Lakes Cruising Club, Chicago Yacht Club Power Cruising Club, Chicago Yacht Club Sail Cruising Club, Tiara Days, Ocean Yachts Rendezvous, Hinckley, and the Milwaukee Cruising Club.

Eldean Shipyard is located in Southwest Michigan, adjacent to the Southeast Shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa. Stay to the right upon entering Lake Macatawa from Lake Michigan through the channel. We have boat slips that will accommodate any draft. A lower level dock extension allows us to safely fuel jet skis and smaller craft. Each slip is furnished with electricity and water. Pull up to the 168' long double-sided fuel dock to make arrangements for transient dockage. Eldean's offices and Ship's Store are located in the building just east of the fuel dock. We carry electronic equipment, marine hardware and supplies, nautical clothing and more. VALVTECT Marine gas and diesel fuel, block and cube ice, are available at the fuel dock. Additionally there are modern restroom/shower facilities, children's playground, gas grills and picnic area, self-service laundry, pump-out, clubhouse, swimming pool and 2 Jacuzzi's.

Berth Capacity



Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:0.0 Meters
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:140.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:120.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:29.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Land Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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Full service marina. Clean facilities.

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In March 2022 Eldean Shipyard painted the bottom of my boat and replaced the impeller for $ 1,950. I had a gallon of hull paint that matched my existing paint shipped to Steven the service manager because he could not guarantee a match. After I picked up my boat in April, I realized that the hull paint that was not used, was not in my boat. After calling Steven he sail he would ship the paint to my home. After about 4 weeks I called to see why I did not receive the paint. James the new service manager said he would look for the paint. He couldn't find it so he called Steven who said he had shipped the paint before he left his employment. James told me that since they claimed that the paint was shipped, that's all he could do. I told James that there should be a tracking # or proof of shipment, which they did not have. I then called Wade Eldean, the owner, to request a reimbursement of $ 90 for the missing paint. Mr. Eldean's repliy was that they have no responsibility for the paint. I definitely will not recommend Eldean Shipyard since they would not take responsibility for the paint and at least reimburse me for my loss. Customer service is apparently not important to them.

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Definitely the worst marina I have ever been in my life. Eldean Marina Shipyard's roof caved in on my boat and they refused to do anything about - not even apologize. I learned I was storing my boat at Eldean's at my own RISK! Does anybody reading this know of the other boaters who also suffered when Eldean's roof fell on top of the boats? Or any other boat damage while storing at Eldean? Please post a note if you do. The only reason they even get one star is because you cannot choose "no stars".

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Friendly and flexible staff, mechanics work extremely hard and do their absolute best work for customers!

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Several years back Eldean Shipyards charged me thousands of dollars for unauthorized work. It was done without a contract while my boat was in storage. They admitted it was their mistake but also threatened to not relaunch the boat unless I paid. Part of the unauthorized work was refinishing the cap rail. (They originally tried to charge me $8400 for this part alone.) We settled for about half of that. Three months later the finish failed and exposed bare wood. By then I was heading to Florida. The rail had to be completely refinished in Florida for $3500. When asked, Matt Eldean indicated he would pay for the refinish. When I submitted the bill his lawyer required that I sign a release saying the original work was done under a contract, that I would remove all comments from the internet, and I would never mention this repair or even the unauthorized buffing and detailing of the hull. I refused and I have not been paid. I'm now $15,000 into this fiasco. These guys seem to treat their customers like there bankers. (See )

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I enjoy the atmosphere and the friendly people.

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Their team was great and very personable and accommodating. Facilities were very clean and pool and club house are wonderful.

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Great wifi, bathrooms were great We rode our bikes to holland, 5.5 miles each way, then had a boat ride to boat works restaurant, free boat parking. Good food.

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