Chris Stevens, Grand Pointe Marina’s general manager, has boating in his blood. “I’ve worked in boating my entire life. I was born and raised in it,” he says. It was Chris’ parents who started Grand Pointe in 1968. Chris studied the culinary arts in college and spent four years exploring different restaurant jobs, but “…the boating business brought me back,” he says.
As the general manager of Grand Pointe, Chris interacts with our customers every day. “We have a clientele that ranges from people looking for a quality, preowned boat to those looking for a luxury boat with all the extras. They all have one thing in common; they love the water and spending time on it with their families,” he says, adding “Working in boating is challenging, but it’s an awesome reward to fulfill people’s dreams. I make it my daily mission to cater to our great customers.”
Chris and his wife Kirsty have four children, three girls and a boy, who are already budding boating enthusiasts. “They love to ski and tube and explore new areas,” he says. “That’s the best thing about boating for me; the thrill of creating new memories with our family is only a road trip away.” A favorite nearby destination for the family is Lake Odessa. Chris also enjoys golfing and is a diehard Michigan State Spartans’ fan.