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New Sailboat Dealers

Although powerboat dealers outnumber those for sailboats, many dealers for both dinghies and yachts can be found throughout the state. Although several popular classes of boats are available, not all are represented in the new boat market. Sailboat models/classes without local dealers may still be purchased online or through used boat outlets.

Many popular classes of sailing dinghies are produced by Vanguard and include the Laser, Zuma, Optimist, Sunfish, Club 420, Club Flying Junior, Pico and others. These are generally 1-2 person boats in the 12-15 foot range. Dealers below, who market Vanguard sailboats, will likely carry many of these models. Some sailboat classes are even being built right in the state of Michigan. Nickels Boat Works of Flint, MI locally produces several popular dinghies in the 15-19' range (see below). Likewise, PStar (olympic) class boats are being produced by North American Sailing Center in Richland. Larger yachts, produced by J Boats, Alerion, Catalina, Benentenau and Jeanneau are also available from a limited number of dealers.

New sailboats in the 12-20 foot range will cost anywhere from $3500 to $15,000 depending on the model, size, and whether the boat will be rigged for racing or cruising. On the upper end, yachts from 30-50 foot in length can range from $50,000 to $300,000. Below is a list of dealers within the state where new sailboats may be purchased.


The following is a list of new sailboat manufacturer's and dealers in Michigan. Although not direct supporters of this site, their information is being provided as a resource to site users. If you decide to contact these companies, please tell them you heard about them through SailMichigan.
Avon Sailboats
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Sales of new Snark, Optimist, Walker Bay, Sunfish, Pico, Expo, Laser, Catalina (14.2, 16.5), Nomad, Hobie Catamarans (12'-17')

Eldean Shipyard
Macatawa, MI 49434
Sales of new Tartan and C & C yachts

Ensign Spars
Marquette, MI 49855

Production and Sales of Ensign One-Design (23') boats.
Great Lakes Sailboat Co., LC
East Lansing, MI 48823
Sales and service of new trailerable Com-Pac Yachts and 17' Windrider polyethylene trimarans

Great Lakes Sailing Company
Traverse City, MI  49684
Sales of Marlow-Hunter, Jeanneau, and Gemini Catamarans
Irish Boat Shop
Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Sales of new Alerion Express (20-38'), J Boats, and Laser Performance products

Midwest Sailing
Pinckney, MI 48169
Sales and Maintenance of new Vanguard sailboats, Hobie Catamarans, Catalina sailboats, Interlakes, Flying Scotts
North American Sailing Center
Richland, MI 49083
Production and sales of new PStar sailboats

NP Boats
Detroit, MI (Online store)
North American importer/dealer of Hartley Boats (Wayfarers, Kestrels, Ospreys, Wanderers, Supernovas, and Rebel Skiffs)
Port Sanilac Marina
Port Sanilac, MI 48469
Sales of new Catalina Yachts, J boats, Marlow-Hunter, Caliber and MJM yachts

Sail Place Inc.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Sales of new Catalina and Benetenau yachts and sales broker of used yachts. Also a dealer of Sabre (power) yachts.

Sailsport Marine, LLC.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Sales of new: Sunfish, Laser, JY 15, Hunter 140, 170, Hobie catamarans

St. Clair Sailboat Center
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Sales of new Jeanneau Yachts

Torresen Marine
Muskegon, MI 49441
Sales of new Vanguard  Sailboats

WindRider / Nickels Boat Works 

1871 Tower Street

Flint, MI  48503


Sales of new Windrider Trimerans, Mutineers, Bucanneers, JY15, Lightnings


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