Colony Marine Reunites With Chris-Craft
Colony Marine, with locations in Algonac, St. Clair Shores and Pontiac, Michigan — and the nation’s very first Chris-Craft dealer back in 1958 — is once again carrying the Chris-Craft lineup in 2013.
The history between Colony and Chris-Craft runs deep. Colony owner Pete Beauregard Sr. became the first Chris-Craft dealer when he opened up shop back in 1958 and maintained a successful relationship for many years with the Algonac-based boatbuilder. Even after the two eventually parted ways, Beauregard harbored a deep admiration and love for the brand.
In 1984, Beauregard purchased the original Chris-Craft plant, today known as Algonac Harbour Club, Southeastern Michigan’s largest deep-water boating community. In 2010, he teamed up with the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club to fund the creation of a statue in honor of Chris-Craft founder Chris Smith for the City of Algonac.
So it’s only fitting the two longtime partners should once again join forces in the town where they both got their starts.
“Chris-Craft really is an iconic name and company,” Beauregard says. “It’s very exciting to circle back to Chris-Craft after 55 years.”
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