“We consider this a spectator event and look forward to putting on a great show with about 80 boats,” said Roger Zuidema, board member of West Michigan Offshore. The Muskegon Powerboat Weekend takes place June 15-17 along the Gold Coast of West Michigan raising over $6,000.00 for the Make-A-Wish foundation and an awesome show for West Michigan.
The Powerboat Weekend starts Friday night June 15 with the Powerboat Street Party. “15 of the biggest and baddest boats will surround Hackley Park ,” commented Zuidema. “See boats with incredible paint designs, engine horsepower up to 2700, while tasting some of Muskegon’s best food and beverage.”
The fun continues on Saturday as the boats gather outside of the Shoreline Inn on Muskegon Lake at 12 noon. At 12:10pm the boats will travel west on Muskegon Lake for the event favorite – Parade of Power, out the Muskegon Channel. Spectators can watch the boats head to Lake Michigan for the Poker Run anywhere along the channel.
Once out the Muskegon Channel, boats will take off towards White Lake at 12:30pm for the 1st poker stop turning around and heading to Grand Haven for the 2nd. “Boats will return to Muskegon between 2-4pm for poker run stops at the USS Silversides Submarine, USS LST 393 Landing Ship, Hartshorn Marina, and Great Lakes Marina” said Zuidema. “If you want to see some awesome boats up close stop by any of these places.”
Sunday, June 17 has no formal events, but ‘Sunday Funday’ will include boats rafting-off along the Muskegon State Park Dune Area and in the Breakwater Arms, along with enjoying some of the
great Muskegon Lake hang outs like Dockers, Lake House Grille and Bear Lake Tavern.
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Port City Princess Charity Powerboat Parade Cruise: Be in the middle of the boating action as the Port City Princess leads the West Michigan Offshore Parade of Power out to Lake Michigan. Once on Lake Michigan, boats will take off passing the Princess heading to Whitehall for a Poker Card. The Princess will leave the Mart Dock at 11:30am and return 1:30pm. Boarding is free but a suggested $20 donation is appreciated. For Reservation email firstname.lastname@example.org