Support Your Ship's Store
Did you know that Tim Hanna can meet or beat pretty much any price from any of our competitors on items he can stock or order for our Ship's Store?
Before you purchase any item related to your boat, check with Tim and save some money.
It is really important to the overall operation of the Port of Sunnyside that our boaters spend their boating dollars in their own marina.
Thank you for your support.
Emergency Response Plans
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Renter Retention Program
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing the Port of Sunnyside Club, Inc. as your marina this season and let you know about our Renter Retention Program. We want you to know how much we appreciate you being here at the Port of Sunnyside and how much we want you back for next season. This Program was designed with one goal in mind, to make sure all of our renters from the 2010 boating season return to the Port of Sunnyside for the 2011 boating season. The Program benefits you by offering lower rental rates and benefits the Port of Sunnyside because we know we can count on your slip being occupied next season. Here is how it works:
You can receive a $5.00 per slip foot discount by paying for your slip rental in full prior to January 15, 2011. This date was chosen because we will be going to the Minneapolis Boat Show from January 19 through 23, 2011, specifically to rent slips for next season. The price for the rental package in 2010, which includes your annual membership, launch, summer dockage, haul out, bottom wash and winter storage is $175 per slip foot. If you choose to take advantage of the renter retention program you can pay $170 per slip foot. The price for our Ala Carte rental, which includes your annual membership fee and summer dockage, is $160 per slip foot. If you choose to take advantage of the renter retention program you can pay $155 per slip foot.
You can still secure your slip for next season without committing to the Renter Retention Program. If you rented a slip through the Port of Sunnyside this season you can still hold on to your slip by paying a $500 deposit by January 15, 2011. The balance of your rental for 2011 must be paid in two equal payments, the first payment will be due by March 1, 2011 and the final payment will be due by April 1, 2011. If you choose this option you will be paying the regular 2011 rental rates and your $500 deposit will not be refundable. We want to make sure we are not trying to rent your slip at the Boat Show.
Thank you so much for being a part of the Port of Sunnyside and we look forward to seeing you all at the Fall Haul Out Event on August 28, 2010.
Certified Marina Manager Program
For the past five years I have been in pursuit of my accreditation as a Certified Marina Manager (CMM). This distinction is currently held by just over two hundred managers worldwide. The accreditation is sanctioned by the Association of Marine Industries and requires extensive classroom training in conjunction with a minimum of five years experience in a qualified Marine Industry position. The position must meet a sixteen point requirement. Once the classroom portions of the requirements have been completed an application can be submitted. I completed my classroom requirements in December of 2007 and applied for my CMM in the beginning of 2009.
I am happy and proud to report that I was presented as a new CMM during the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in January of 2011. I am CMM # 261 Worldwide. My Wife Carol and the President of the Board of Directors, Barb Piotrowski were in attendance to cheer me on.
Becoming a CMM means a lot to me personally and professionally. I want to thank the Board of Directors and all of our slip owners for supporting my efforts to become a CMM and I want to thank all of our boaters who have encouraged me along the way. I think it is really exciting that the Port of Sunnyside is one of only two hundred plus marinas in the world that is managed by a CMM.
Our Sunnyside Team
This article is designed to be an overview of how our operations work and what you can expect from us. Our focus is to take care of the boaters in our marina and exceed their expectations.
We have a total of eight full time employees and several part time employees who work seasonally on the gas dock, keeping up the grounds and helping with launch and haul out. The following is a list of these employees and what they are responsible for at the marina:
Rick Chapman - General Manager - Oversees the entire operation of the marina.
Melinda Tasler - Accounting/Member Services - Responsible for all billing, financial statements, human resources and anything related to controls and cash handling.
Tim Hanna - Ship Store Manager/Service Administration - Responsible for the administration of all service work performed by our service department and Ship Store Manager. Call Tim when you need service work performed on your boat.
Tim Becher - Travelift Operator/Mechanic - Responsible for the launching and hauling out of all boats in the marina. Responsible for all dock repairs and maintenance. Diagnoses problems and performs repairs on boats
Glen Little – Mechanic - Diagnoses problems and performs repairs on boats
Aaron Litscher – Mechanic - Diagnoses problems and performs repairs on boats
Tony Klegin- Moves boats on land and is responsible for the placement of all boats for winter storage, works special projects, dock repairs and building maintenance.
Seasonal Gas Dock Employees - Ricki Keller, Gas Dock Manager, Corie Erickson and Sarah Erickson
Grounds Keeping and Portable Pump Out Service - Matt Vance
Launch/Haul Out - Gary Stensby and Gary Hermes (Move boats in the water)
Minnesota Clean Marina Certificate
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