Adelaide Pointe celebrates grand opening of Michigan's first new marina in nearly three decades

The people of Muskegon have a new marina. 

The grand opening of Adelaide Pointe marks the first new marina to open in Michigan in almost 30 years. Situated on picturesque Muskegon Lake, Adelaide Pointe Marina will include a mix of private and public access to services and boating experiences.

“The fishable public access to the break wall, the soft shoreline design, and the large number of transient slips for the boating public will be a great addition to our community and the Blue Economy on Muskegon Lake,” says Jake Eckholm, director of development services for the city of Muskegon. “We look forward to seeing the marina and other aspects of the project complete and open for the public’s enjoyment.”

CourtesyAn ariel view of Adelaide Pointe Marina in Muskegon.

Adelaide Pointe Marina offers various amenities to enhance the boating experience, including restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a captain's lounge, a pool, and an outdoor kitchen. 

In a gesture of community support, Adelaide Pointe is donating office space to the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department and its marine patrol unit. The collaboration only reinforces Adelaide Point’s commitment to enhancing safety and security on Muskegon Lake while fostering strong partnerships within the local community, according to management. 

Adelaide Pointe Marina will offer more than 60 transient slips, providing a convenient and welcoming stopover for boaters from across the region. This expansion is expected to increase tourism and stimulate economic activity within the Muskegon community, further enhancing the vibrancy and appeal of the area. 

The construction of Adelaide Pointe Marina was completed exactly a year apart from the groundbreaking ceremony. 
"Our priority at Adelaide Pointe has always been to provide top-notch services to boaters while ensuring the seamless integration of public access to this stunning site,” says Adelaide Pointe owner and founder Ryan Leestma “We are thrilled to finally open our doors and welcome boating enthusiasts from near and far to experience the beauty of Muskegon Lake." 

CourtesyAdelaide Pointe Marina includes is a run by private company, but it includes public uses such as fishing spots and transient boat slips.

The seven-year development plan calls for wet and dry marinas, commercial spaces, condominiums, penthouses, and a hotel and focuses on Muskegon Lake as a backdrop for living, dining, and recreation by 2027.

In addition to the marina's opening, Adelaide Pointe is gearing up for a summer filled with events that promise fun for everyone: 

June 21-22: West Michigan Offshore Adelaide Pointe Power Boat Weekend 
July 25-28: Adelaide Pointe Pro-Am Fishing Tournament 
Aug. 13: Adelaide Day 
Aug. 16-17: Muskegon Boat Life Adelaide Pointe Boat Show
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