About Michigan Charter Boat Association

The Michigan Charter Boat Association (MCBA) is a nonprofit organization organized and located in the State of Michigan. Individual members are United States Coast Guard licensed for the Great Lakes and all charter boats are state inspected. Michigan is the only state on the Great Lakes that require inspections of their charter boats. Our member Captains are dedicated to establishing a professional charter industry in the State of Michigan.

Executive Board

Eric Andersen
13568 9 Mile
Kaleva, MI 49645

Captain John Giszczak
9760 Judd Road
Willis, MI 48191

Vice- President Rich Haslett
292 Zimmerman Rd
Beulah, MI 49617
(248) 542-1563 (248) 225-8330 cell
(248) 542-2718 Fax

Larry Lienczewski
3396 Anna Drive
Bay City, MI 48706

Regional Representatives

St Clair & Lake Erie
Henry Walters
7103 St. Clair Ave
Fair Haven, MI 48023
(586) 725-3678 Home
(586) 206-0626

Northern Lake Huron
Rick Konecke, NLH- 2016
916 Ford Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 255-4524

Southern Lake Huron
Ken Deaton
2905 Parkview Drive
Port Hope, MI 48486
(989) 428-3130 bus
(810) 798-3147 winter

Southern Lake Michigan
Mike Nelson
15801 Stanton St.
West Olive, MI 49460
(616) 846-4344, (616) 990-4421 cell

Central Lake Michigan
George Freeman
6888 Illinois Rd.
Ludington, MI 49431

Northern Lake Michigan

Bill Winowiecki
3700 Schomberg Rd.
Cedar, MI 49621
(231) 228-7417

Upper Peninsula
Brian Helminen U.P.
22950 Airpark Blvd
Calumet, MI 49913
(906) 482-2424 Home
(906) 370-2257

State, Federal and Staff

State and Federal Government Affairs
Denny Grinold
2738 N Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
Fax: 517- 321-3044

Drug & Alcohol Program
Captain Larry Lienczewski Administrator/Coordinator
3396 Anna Drive
Bay City, MI 48706
989-684-7943 - 888-903-9449

Port Captains

Capt. Kris Mills
P.O.Box 510
Cedarville, MI 49719

Harrison TWP
Capt. Frank C. Piku
3631 Karen Parkway #201
Waterford, MI 48328

Capt. Anthony J. Radjenovich
1785 N. Eagle Hwy. Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

Capt. David Lindberg
2020 W. Kinney Scottville, MI 49454


Capt. Brent M. Daggett
3473 W. Anthony Rd. Ludington, MI 49431

Capt. Earl E. Emery
4871 Terravita Dr. Whitehall, MI 49461

South Haven
Capt. Daniel W. Strong
518 Lyon St. South Haven, MI 49090

Capt. Dennis L. Gorsuch
314 Murray St. St. Ignace, MI 49781


St. Joseph
Capt. Tim Shaffer
10034 Painter School Rd. Berrien Center, MI 49102

Traverse City
Capt. Brady Anderson
6338 Hardwood Dr.
Lake Ann, MI 49650

Capt. Brandon Belinger
6854 Post Road Montague, MI 49437

Capt. Rick Tack
2770 Fowler Rd. Glennie, MI 48737

The Charter Boat Association is actively involved in educating members on issues affecting the charter industry. This carries over to the service which the members provide to the public when aboard a Michigan Charter Boat Association charter. The combination of the education and information provided to the MCBA members and the state inspection program insures that a trip on a Michigan Charter Boat Association member captain's vessel is a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Michigan Catch and Cook

The Michigan Charter Boat Association represents over 600 professional captains that serve over 100 ports in Michigan. As one of Michigan's largest recreational organizations, member captains operate fishing charters on the Great Lakes, River Guides on Michigan's thousands of miles of steams and rivers, Sail boat charters out of many Michigan ports of call, Scuba Dive charters in Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves, and scenic cruises exploring the beauty of Michigan's shoreline, lighthouses, or a lake vacation adventure. These businesses contribute to Michigan's tourism economy and are vital to the region. Michigan Charter Boat Association Captains and their vessels meet all state and federal laws.

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The Michigan Charter Boat Association is a federally recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and recognized for tax-deductible giving by the federal government. For assistance call 1-800-622-2971