Memorial Day Weekend arrives at last!….

As we take time this weekend to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country, we are also excited that the boating season arrives at last. Mother Nature may sprinkle in a pop up shower, but the time has finally arrived for some heat and the hopefully flat lakes of summer.

We have been busy as bees getting the marina ready as starting Saturday Putter-Port returns, the Romper Room opens, and the Pool opens as well. See the side column for “R” hours.

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Plus, we will always have your favorite flavor of Ice Cream here at your home-port! So be sure to join us this weekend as we celebrate and thank the servicemen and veterans for their service to this great nation and offer remembrance of those we have lost.

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We hope to see you dockside!….

Third Thursday Starts Tonight…and other things…

The beginning of Summer arrives tonight in downtown Vermilion with the town’s Third Thursday event tonight. For those of you not familiar with Third Thursday, it is  a celebration which has various musical performers stationed throughout the town and, of course, flowers along with a great sunset all totally free of charge!

Of course we are still launching boats with Memorial Day weekend fast approaching so if you need assistance with your launch order or have questions stop in the marine store and let us help.

We hope to see you dockside!

 

Safety first…. Free inspections get you in ship shape!

With Memorial Weekend soon approaching we are still in full launch mode here at the marina as we get boats in the water. One of the things you notice when you launch 250 or so boats is that many captains need to review their gear and most importantly their safety equipment.

With that in mind we have asked State Watercraft Officers to lend a hand Sunday June 25th 10am-2pm. The officers are going to provide free safety inspections to make sure you and your crew start the season out in the best way possible. So mark your calendars now, then check in Saturday June 25th and get your vessel all checked out.

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If you can’t make that safety inspection and to help you start your season off right, the Vermilion Marine Patrol has given us a blank inspection sheet for you to use in preparing your safety gear for the upcoming season. Just click on the image below to enlarge it and print it.

After all the best captains are the ones who don’t rely on luck! See you dockside!

 

We’re a Launching…so don’t miss the boat!

Sounds catchy doesn’t it? When the Sun does eventually shine, temps roll up in the 70’s every day and the boats will start to make quite a splash around here. As you can see in the image below if you start with a good morning, it all flows smoothly from there.

So our job is to get going and get the boats in the water so our captains and crews can start enjoying the many days of boating ahead.

 

For those looking for a place to drop anchor, we have a good selection of docks available, but some of those are going fast so make sure you stop by and get yours now.

Remember Memorial Day weekend is getting closer as every day we tick off the calendar in May is a day closer to kickoff. So make sure you have your ship in shape and get those launch orders filled out and turned in soon. You don’t want to miss the boat!

 

Why wait for your ship to come in?…. We’re launching at your homeport!

Was a pretty good week dockside at your homeport, we launched some boats, then launched some more, then…well…launched a couple more; so we really are making a splash at your family fun marina.

Some Captains and Crew have even taken to the lake in search of Walleye before the water gets too warm and the big eyes go deep. Though this time of year everyone has to use caution out on Lake Erie when she’s only in the high 40’s lower 50’s.  Not quite bathing suit weather just yet.

We encourage our dockers to check their launch orders over and get those turned in so we can get you on the schedule. Also, those already in should go through their safety gear and make sure everything is in order prior to heading out.

Then for those still looking for a nice place to drop anchor, stop by Romp’s Lake Erie Marina and let us show you what we have  to offer. (such as here, here and here

It won’t be long before Summer will be right around the corner and you wouldn’t want to miss the boat!

Launch the boats, Launch the boats, Launch the boats….rinse, repeat.

Also, for best results…just add water!.. We know it’s kinda campy, but we are pleased that despite a week of up and down weather we were able to make quite a splash at your home-port with boat after boat headed toward the docks.

With every boat we launch the marina starts to look a little more like summer. In fact we’ve even taken a spin out on the Lake today and though it looks like occasional rain, it was nice to get that “Erie” feeling being back on the water again.

So if your still debating what needs done to get your boat ready, stop by and let us help you get your launch order filled out so you can be the next vessel sitting at the dock in ship-shape, ready to go.

We will be open 9-5  both Saturday and Sunday and hope to see you dockside.

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

We are hoping all of our captains and crews enjoy the upcoming Easter Holiday this weekend. We will be open both Saturday and Easter Sunday so if your out and about after Easter Services stop by if you want to add a dock to that Easter basket.

Dairy Dock will be open as well for those looking for a treat beyond the standard Easter Egg fare or Chocolate Bunny bits, so Hop on over we’ll have your favorite treats ready… Most of all be safe if traveling and enjoy time with family. We’ll see you dockside!

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Dairy Dock is back!…Because Sprinkles are for Winners….

There’s a chance of Oreo Flurrys in the forecast for today! Dairy Dock returns as Vermilion’s official kick off to spring opens today at 11:30am. Ice Cream aficionados can finally get out and about today for their favorite Cones, Shakes and Flurrys as we look forward to the Summer Season ahead.

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Despite the overcast skies, it is still a sure sign of sunny days ahead!

 

We hope to see you at the Double D!..

On the Waterfront…Where work meets play!

What if we told you, you could work and play in the same exact location? In fact why spend all your time in a car driving from one location then to the other? Now you can do both because Romp’s now has office space available right on the river front.

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Above is the view from the office entrance.

The inside of the office has just been reconditioned with new carpet and paint. Office size is 600 sg. ft. and includes a bathroom , water, electric, A/C, and gas. Private parking for one car provided with additional public spots as well.

The office comes with two closets with lots of open space and lighting. Within walking distance to downtown Vermilion, including many fine restaurants and shops.

So don’t miss out this opportunity get in on the only spot in town where you can work, then walk outside right onto where play begins. Call us for pricing and other terms and conditions.

Also for those interested in information on docking this summer, we are now open Saturday AND Sunday 10-3 at your Family Fun Marina.We hope to see you dockside!