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It's been just over a year since the groundbreaking of Adelaide Pointe in Muskegon.  This development has been received with a mix of support and some who think different of it.  As we've watched year after year of those who have come and gone in and out of Muskegon making promises and then vanishing....it's inarguable that Ryan and Emily Leestma have stuck to their word in delivering a world class spot in our community and as we welcome them as a sponsor, we are going to begin to show you just how incredible this is going to be as construction is beginning the end stage, and things are going to start happening. 

 

Sporting enough room to store boats year round and an innovative app driven system that gives those who enjoy some fun on the water the ability to "tap and go" to get a time to have their boat off the rack and waiting is the prime experience for those who make Adelaide Pointe their marina.  It's a much quicker system than what West Michigan is used to and the ease and convenience of use is really a marquee offering.  You send in the request through the app, and phones begin to ring.  Dakota Cartwright is the first call, you'll meet Dakota in the video.  From there, it's on to the desk and right down the chain until you get the person who can take action and when you arrive, you jump in and go.  There's one thing that might surprise you though.  That's what you'll find in the dry marina.

Sure, there are some wicked cool, super expensive offshore racers... yep, there are some cabin cruisers by Carver, Sea Ray and Bayliner.  There are also pontoon boats, fishing boats with 15hp outboards, jet skis, wave runners and smaller craft for those without a giant boating budget that just love the water but might need the storage as well as the ease provided by the marina to help them get in and out when the are ready for the water.  When you step out on the grounds of Adelaide Pointe, the focus really starts to come in as well.  The campus is massive and will have green space that rivals the footprint of the main stage area of Heritage Landing.  What does that mean for the long term??  It's going to be an added event space for all of the area and open to what's to come and the first summer is going to be a great one.

Beginning in June, Adelaide Pointe Powerboat Weekend the attraction on the 21st and 22nd.  July will be the Garmin Tournament Trail Fishing Tournament from the 26th-28th with thousands on the line for anglers from all over the country.  August....brings the big one.  The Muskegon Boat Life Boat Show at Adelaide Pointe.  Music, food, vendors, big beautiful yachts, boats in the water and on the land to peruse and enjoy and plenty of things for kids to do and enjoy while the setting sinks in about just how remarkable of an addition we have in town.

To catch your breath a moment and stop and think about the reality of what's going to be a midwest destination for those who enjoy the water and can access it with their boat, or can come and stay and bring their boat along, is a massive step in the right direction for Muskegon.  The buzz we sometimes can't hear is out there and this is an affirmation of the way the city and area has grown, while our surrounding communites are doing just fine, but they are not in overdrive like we are.  With all due respect to those who have thought this to be a project we didn't need, I am willing to bet in 3 years time, the entire community sits back and says "Adelaide Pointe....it's always been there".  We have a first, true destination and reason to come to Muskegon for thousands.  It's time to start celebrating that.  

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