Boat Buying Guide: 12 Models to Match Your Northern Michigan Style

Whether you love to hop between Lake Michigan harbor towns, cast a line on a quiet evening or pull an adventurous boarder in your wake, pros from around the North offer up 12 powerboat suggestions sure to get your started toward the boat just right for your Northern Michigan lifestyle.

For Harbor Town Hoppers

Formula 350 Sun Sport

FROM $276,000. Seats 12, cruises at 42 mph. With this beauty, going from harbor to harbor is comfortable and quick.

—SCOTT BOSS, DRY HARBOUR MARINE, Charlevoix

Regal 2750 Cuddy

FROM $59,995. Plush with fantastic performance. Get there quick!

—DAVID KEIL, GRAND BAY MARINE, Traverse City 

For the Trophy Fish Seeker

Grady-White Gulfstream 232

FROM $75,000. Nothing else can compare.

—G.T. AYLSWORTH, GLEN CRAFT MARINA, Glen Arbor

Boston Whaler Outrage 24

FROM $88,000. Unsinkable, strong, dependable.

—JACK HODGE, IRISH BOAT SHOP, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs

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For Living at the End of Your (ski, wakeboard, tube) Rope

Four Winns H220 Frenzy Edition

FROM $38,900. Life’s a bore watching from shore.

—MIKE TRENT, SPICER’S BOAT CITY, Houghton Lake

Chris Craft Launch 22

FROM $58,419 WITH TRAILER. with 5.7L Volvo inboardoutboard engine. We have one in stock in red, ready for all water activities.

—JUSTIN BASSETT, WALSTROM MARINE, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Cheboygan

For Making Sure the Grandkids Visit

Cobalt 242 Bowrider

FROM $70,000. Luxury, performance, style. The envy of all.

—G.T. AYLSWORTH, GLEN CRAFT MARINA, Glen Arbor

2002 Hatteras 63 Motor Yacht

ASKING $1,495,000. Bunkroom for the kids, VIP suite for Mom and Dad plus a full-beam master suite. Large saloon, huge upper deck with grill and tender.

—JUSTIN BASSETT, WALSTROM MARINE, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Cheboygan

For Fuel-Efficient Fun

Alerion Express 28

FROM $125,000. Sailing fun. She’s the prettiest girl at the dance.

—JACK HODGE, IRISH BOAT SHOP, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs

Regal 1900

$24,995. Great on fuel, rated best in class by JD Power.

—DAVID KEIL, GRAND BAY MARINE, Traverse City

Party on Deck

Crest Pontoon, Savannah

FROM $34,900. Blend your margaritas on the spot, then enjoy your own dance floor.

—DAVID KEIL, GRAND BAY MARINE, Traverse City

Chris Craft 36 Corsair

DEMO PRICING $299,000. Twin Volvo 8.1L gas engine. Everyone has a Chris Craft story. Grab a dozen friends and create your own.

—JUSTIN BASSETT, WALSTROM MARINE, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Cheboygan

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