COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

June 8, 2020


We are glad to welcome our friends and customers back to the boatyard – Just in time to swing into summer.

With the Governor’s recent Executive Orders, Northern Michigan continues to open with the appropriate social distancing and guidelines. You’ll notice various changes in the way the boatyard and ship stores look and operate, as well as new practices and protocols. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure you feel safe and secure so we can continue to move closer to “normal”.


We are again expanding our public hours starting on Monday, June 8 as follows:

Monday – Saturday   8:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday                       Closed


At this time we will remain closed on Sundays, with certain exceptions such as Harbor Springs Valet Service.

We are requiring customers entering the building to follow social distancing guidelines, and wear masks or other face covering.

Our customer restrooms are now open and cleaned daily, including new temporary restroom/shower units at the Ferry Avenue Marina.

We continue to work on wrapping up projects that were in process before the shutdown, and getting as many boats in the water and delivered as soon as possible.

You may work on your boat if it is outside, or in a slip at our docks. We continue to limit access to our storage buildings. If you need access to your boat inside one of our storage buildings, please call the service department to make arrangements.

Subcontractors are allowed to work in the yard; they must check-in with the Service Department and follow the same guidelines we follow.

We are beyond grateful for your continued support and loyalty to Irish Boat Shop. It is because of the commitment you have provided us with that we are able to keep our employees onboard and doors open through all of this uncertainty.

On behalf of all small businesses in this community, we thank you, and we can’t wait to see you out on the water this summer.


Thank you,

Michael Esposito and the Irish Crew
Irish Boat Shop, Inc.