Torresen Marine Spring Thaw 2017

The 37th Annual Spring Thaw is looking to be one of our most exciting events yet! Visit with product representatives, enjoy refreshments, take advantage of great pricing, see new products, attend free seminars and speak with experts from both educational and governmental organizations doing marine research and making great strides in understanding and utilizing our lakes.

This year we have two cruisers, sponsored by Sail Place Inc., visiting to speak about their experiences in sailing the Great Loop and the Bahama’s. We are pleased to welcome Jessie Zevalkink who will walk you through a photographic journey of what is was actually like to cruise America, Bahama’s and Canada with her best friend Katie Smith. With minimal experience and a tight budget, learn how the girls survived 6000 nautical miles together with trial by fire. The katie-jessie photobest and worst days of their lives have been well recorded at and you can see their presentations at Spring Thaw this year!

Spring Thaw Seminars:

10:00 a.m. – The Great Loop by Jessie Zevalkink

11:30 a.m. – The Muskegon Lake Buoy Observatory: It’s Use to Boaters, Fishermen, and Scientists by Tony Weinke of Annis Water Research Institute GVSU

1:00 p.m. – Short Handed Sailing by Elisabeth Reichling of Great Lakes Singlehanded Society

3:00 p.m. – Bahama’s Cruise by Jessie Zevalkink


The Following qualified individuals will be on hand to answer your questions:

American Red Cross – Micki Slocum

Bluffton Bay Sails – Jim Frisinger

Epifanes, Forespar, Gori Props, Ronstan, Tea Tree Power Deodorizers – Tim Loftus

Great Lakes Singlehanded Society – Elisabeth Reichling

Harken – Jim Andersen

Interlux Yacht Finishes – Bob Harris

Lake Michigan Clipper Cup Rac 2017 – John Wesslund

Midwest Industrial Coating – Tim Walenga

Muskegon Sail & Power Squadron

Muskegon Yacht Club – Kim Nguyen

NOAA – Dennis Donahue

S. S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation – Mary Louise Plant

U. S. Captain’s Training – Lee Price

Hope to see you here at Torresen Marine, Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Email us at [email protected] or call 231-759-8596 with any questions.