(July 10, 2024) Elk Rapids, MI-Centurion & Supreme boats are excited to introduce Elk Rapids Marina as one of its newest dealers. The family-owned and newly remodeled marina is perfectly located in a resort area in Northwest Michigan serving both families and water sport enthusiasts. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Elk Rapids Marina, enhancing their offerings and service capabilities for boating enthusiasts in the area.

Owned and operated by Lewis and Susie Cooper, Elk Rapids Marina was purchased by the pair and completely revamped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeking a meaningful project they could embark on together, the Coopers wanted to create a welcoming environment where families can gather, explore the outdoors, and enjoy boating.

With this being their fourth year in business, the Coopers bring diverse backgrounds in business to their joint venture. Susie, who transitioned from a career in telecommunications after her youngest child graduated, also owns a local shop called “The Dam Shop,” located near the pair’s dealership. The Dam Shop is a one stop shop for coffee, lunch, dinner, and boating supplies. Guests can even grab a drink at The Dam Shop bar! The area is rich in shopping and a stone’s throw away from Elk Rapids Marina.

Lewis, a wine and spirit wholesaler, brings his lifelong passion for boating to the marina, ensuring a customer-centric approach to their operations. Elk Rapids Marina features 117 slips, catering to both seasonal and year-round residents.

The partnership with Centurion & Supreme Boats is a natural fit for Elk Rapids Marina, given the area’s popularity among both families and athletes. The marina is situated in a prime location known for its summer homes and vibrant local community, making it an ideal spot for boating activities, including wakeboarding and surfing. This new collaboration will allow Elk Rapids Marina to better serve their diverse customer base with high-quality, industry-leading products.

Robert Hoelscher, Centurion & Supreme Central Sales Manager is thrilled to work with Elk Rapids Marina. “The opportunity to partner with Elk Rapids Marina puts Centurion & Supreme boats in a top tier dealership staffed by boating enthusiasts who strive to make the customer experience the main focus on all fronts. The marina is one of a kind, and a major destination for people from all around due to its full-service offerings including the bar and restaurant, live music, on water fuel, and service & sales facilities. I am extremely happy to have Centurion & Supreme Boats represented by Elk Rapids Marina and their staff and am excited to be working with their team to showcase all that Centurion & Supreme has to offer to their customers!”

Lewis Cooper shared his enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, “Having been a boater my whole life and an owner of many boats over time, we want to be a disrupter in the boating industry and shake things up by working with industry-leading companies. We consider ourselves lifelong customers, and we strive to serve our customers the way we would want to be served. Our goal is to bring boating into the 21st century.”

The decision to join forces with Centurion & Supreme was significantly influenced by Susie’s vision, recognizing the alignment in attitude and growth plans between the two businesses and the ability of Centurion & Supreme’s products to meet the needs of their customers. The Elk Rapids Marina team is already feeling the excitement.

John Conrad, Elk Rapids General Manager, is thrilled to see Elk Rapids Marina step into this new chapter where they plan to enhance boating experience for families and athletes alike, solidifying their position as a premier destination for all things boating in northwest Michigan.

Elk Rapids Marina General Information

Address: 118 Bridge St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Phone Number: (231)264-6844
Website: https://elkrapidsmarina.com

About Elk Rapids Marina: Elk Rapids Marina is a licensed Mercury Marine dealership that is open year-round and offers a range of new and used inventory. Our dedicated sales, service, and parts departments prioritize exceptional customer service to assist with boat sales, customization, and maintenance, aiming to build long-term customer relationships. Moreover, Elk Rapids Marina also provides boat and slip rentals for customers who may not yet be ready to purchase a boat.

About Centurion Boats: Creating the World’s best waves, wakes and ride since 1976, Centurion is a towed water sports boat manufacturer built on innovation and commitment to excellence. As a Correct Craft Company, we are charged with “Making Lives Better”. We embody this phrase with the boats we build along with the lives we live on and off the water. Centurion Boats is the perfect ride every time. To learn more about Centurion Boats, visit http://www.centurionboats.com.

About Supreme Boats: Supreme is the most valuable towboat. The surf, wake and ride not only improve owner experience, but also a family’s investment in joy and peace of mind. Supreme also stands for positive change. Our purpose is not just to build better boats, but also to make the lives of our customers better. We measure our success in smiles created – the indication of God’s glory. When we generate smiles, we know we are on the right path. Learn more about Supreme Boats at www.supremetowboats.com

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 99 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Ingenity boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, Indmar Marine Engines, Velvet Drive Transmissions, Mach Connections, Merritt Precision, Osmosis, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information, please visit www.correctcraft.com