Charlevoix Updates

Irish & Charlevoix Yacht Club Partner for New Waterfront Building

Irish is pleased to share that a dream long held by Dave Irish is starting to come to fruition. As Dave has said for the past 20 years, “The Charlevoix Yacht Club belongs on the water. It’s the right thing to do.” Towards that end, Irish Boat Shop has been working with the Charlevoix Yacht Club (CYC) to provide CYC with a portion of our Ferry Avenue Marina site for a new yacht club building.

CYC and Irish Boat Shop are creating a building design and site plan that takes an underutilized piece of waterfront property and incorporates multiple uses all centered around boating activities. The new building integrates three separate uses; the ground floor will have an event space with a large east facing deck, and a boater’s lounge exclusively for the use of Irish marina customers, and the upstairs includes the new home of the yacht club. The event space will be available for public and private functions. The boater’s lounge will include restrooms, showers, laundry, an inside sitting area, and an outside deck overlooking the marina; it will be quite an upgrade from our current restrooms! The second floor will be the new home of the Charlevoix Yacht Club and available to its members.

The proposed site plan is going before the city’s Planning Commission on February 11th for preliminary approval. We are thrilled to be partnering with the CYC and moving forward with what will undoubtably be a wonderful addition to the Lake Charlevoix waterfront.

Site Plan Submission

Irish Boat Shop has filed a site plan with the City of Charlevoix requesting conditional approval.  To view the Planning Commission agenda & site plan submission, click here. For more information, please contact Michael Esposito at You may also reach him during business hours at 231-526-6225.

Site Plan Approved

The Charlevoix Planning Commission conditionally approved the site plan at the February 11th meeting. The building plans will progress, and work on the master deed will now start.

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