November 4, 2020


To our Irish Boat Shop family & friends,

COVID cases are increasing at a dramatic rate in Northern Michigan these past few weeks.  We may have missed the large case numbers this summer with Northern Michigan feeling relatively safe for everyone, but we are living under different circumstances now.

Since the beginning, we have believed that the health and safety of our employees, customers, and our community are our number one priority.  Therefore we are instituting some of the policies we had in place earlier this spring.  Yes, we are going backward.

Along with the various orders and guidelines we are working under, we are reinforcing what we believe to be the best practices to keep everyone safe.  Please be advised of the following:

  • Sales, Service and our retail stores will be open for your convenience as follows:

Monday – Friday         8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday    Closed

  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times when on our premises, inside any building, outside, and on our docks. If you are on IBS property, you must be properly wearing a mask covering both your mouth and nose.
  • Our buildings will be closed to the public beginning this Friday, November 6, 2020. If you need to meet with someone, please call and make an appointment.

Email continues to be the best method of reaching us, but if you prefer to call, you can contact us seven days a week:

Harbor Springs – (231) 526-6225

Charlevoix – (231) 547-9967

Traverse City – (231) 242-1922

  • If you need access to your boat, either inside or outside, please contact the service office to make an appointment before you plan on arriving.

It is unfortunate we have to take these steps, but we feel it is necessary to protect our team’s health and safety.  Thank you for your support, understanding, and loyalty to Irish Boat Shop.

Thank you,

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