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The South Arm Marina is excited to offer Lake Charlevoix’s only Dry Slip Valet service for Summer 2024.  We are accepting up to 18 vessels for our second year of this program.  Please give us a call if you are interested. 


How it works…The Basics:

South Arm Marina will store your boat year-round in one of our lakeside storage buildings. Dry Slip Valet requests are done exclusively through our online reservation system and your boat will be launched as requested ready-to-go at our marina.  When your boat is returned to our designated valet slips, it will be hauled out and stored dry and free from the weather, lake grime, and typical boat covering and other hassles of a “wet” slip.  As added flexibility, your boat may also be removed from storage if you desire to trailer your boat to another lake. Our Dry Slip Valet program requires an annual commitment and your boat to have a trailer, indoor year-round cold storage, maintenance, winterization, and commissioning performed at our facility.  The membership fee includes 5 round trip in and out launches with additional launches available.  The goal of this program is to provide our Dry Slip Valet members with the same hassle-free boating as our rental customers.   Let us take care of everything and just enjoy your boat!  


Dry Slip Valet Membership Fee:

  • $1,500 - Smaller Boats 21ft & Under w/Single Axle Trailer 

  • $1,750 - Larger Boats > 21ft w/Single and ANY Double Axle Trailer​​

  • Personal Watercraft (PWC) - call for details/pricing


What is included:

  • 5 launches – round trip in and out of indoor storage with additional launches available​

  • Designated “wet” marina slips for Dry Slip Valet members

    • Composite floating docks with built in bumpers designed not to scratch your boat

    • no more waiting at a public boat ramp or the hassles of trailering your boat

  • Designated parking area and easy access to your boat

  • Carts and marina staff assistance for transporting your gear

  • Great location on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix 1 mile between two beautiful public beaches.

  • Use of your boat during the hours, season, and parameters of the program

  • Management and personalized assistance of the care of your boat (services performed at extra cost)

  • 10% storage discount as a credit for those done boating by August 27

Dry Slip Valet boating season:

  • May 20 - September 20 


Dry Slip Valet Hours/Times/Closed Dates:

  • Peak Season: June 14 – Aug 25 & Aug 30, 31, Sept 1 (Fri-Sun Labor Day Wknd)

    • Hours: 9-6 M-F, 10-5 Sun

  • Early & Late Season: May 20 – June 13 & Aug 26 – Sept 20

    • Hours: 10-5 M-F, 10-4 Sun

  • Tentatively Closed Dates: 

    • Sun, Aug 20

    • Mon, Sept 2

    • Tues, Sept 3 


Required Notice for Dry Slip Service:

  • Booked exclusively through our online reservation system

  • Weekdays Mon –  Fri: 

    • by 2pm the day prior

  • Weekends, Holidays & Special Events: 

    • by 2pm 2 days prior

  • Short Notice - not guaranteed, based on availability, and subject to additional fee.

Additional Services & Offerings: 

  • Boat cleaning – detail, pre and post trip cleanup

  • Boat covering

  • No hassle fuel servic

  • Maintenance, minor service & repairs

  • Pre-Trip inspections

  • Coordination and transportation of offsite service if needed

  • Onsite store for ice, snacks, and boating gear


Boat & Trailer Requirements:  

  • Most Pontoons and Tritoons up to 26ft in length plus outboard.

  • Most Powerboats up to 24ft - I/O or outboard powered

    • Examples would include bowriders, center consoles, deck boats

    • Sorry, at this time no sailboats or inboard boats such as designated wake or surf boats.

  • Boats must be well maintained, reliable, approximately at least late 90s or newer, and in overall good to excellent condition to receive consideration for our Dry Slip Valet program.  A battery master switch is required.

  • Trailers must be designed to fit your boat and be in good condition and well maintained prior to first launch.  This includes the trailer frame, bunks, lights, safety chains, winch, jack, tires & bearings.

  • Boat Owner/Family use only with approved operators list required.  


Boat Usage Parameters:

  • Usage of your boat within the hours, season, and parameters of the program.

  • After hours usage is limited to the following options

    • Keep your boat offsite such as renting a slip at East Jordan City Marina, at your lakefront cottage, or elsewhere.

    • After hours return is not the goal or intention of this program and is very limited.  We offer limited late passes with a strict 9pm cutoff time at an additional cost.  


Who is Dry Slip Valet for and not for: 

  • Who is it for:

    • Boaters that want hassle-free, just show up boating within the hours, season, and parameters of the program.  For many, this program will be a cost and time savings over a traditional wet slip and marina service arrangement.

    • Boaters that want in-house maintenance, service, boat cleaning, fueling, and indoor year-round storage.

    • Vacation home owners and boaters that are gone periodically or travel during the boating season and do not want to keep their boat in the water or deal with the concerns of a "wet" slip

  • Who is it not for:

    • Boaters that want to use their boat outside of the program’s hours, season, and parameters.

    • Boaters that want to use their slip space as a hangout spot.


Inquire for additional details about our Dry Slip Valet Membership. Please note: while it is our intention to maintain the various rules, parameters, dates, etc displayed here, things are subject to change.  We will do our best to notify those affected of any changes.

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A New Boat Slip Alternative

Dry Slip Valet Season 
May 20 - Sept 20

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