About Michigan Charter Boat Association,Lansing Michigan

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.

All Consent Decree information can be found www.mcbamembers.com

2024 Board of Directors

President: Bill Winowiecki
3700 Shomberg Rd.
Cedar, MI 49621
(231) 228-7417
(231) 409-0963 cell
25’ Campion: Watta Bite

Secretary John Giszczak
9760 Judd
Willis, MI 48191
(734) 787-0030 cell
28’ Cherokee; Stray Cat


Vice President: Karl Burnside
659 First St.
Bay Port, MI 48720
(810) 513-6073
25’ Chieftain: Little Lady

Treasurer: Larry Lienczewski
Drug Program Administrator
3396 Anna Drive
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-7943

Directors/ Term


Captain Henry Walters
Henry Walters
Lake St. Clair & Lake Erie, 2024
7103 St. Clair Ave.
Fair Haven, MI 48023
(586) 725-3678 Home
(586) 206-0626 Cell
28' Cherokee: Sea Weed

Captain Rick Konecke
Northern Lake Huron- 2025
916 Ford Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
989-255-4524 cell
27” Sport Craft: Wipeout

William Dunk
Southern Lake Huron - 2025
155 Serene Dr.
Imlay City, MI 48444
(248) 408-0349
Great Lakes Boating Services
30' Pursuit: On Point

Captain Holly Engel
Southern Lake Michigan - 2024
3171 Lighthouse
Saugatuck, MI 49453
(616) 916-2857
Tiara: Best Chance

Captain Mark Williams
Central Lake Michigan - 2024
4679 S. Benedict Rd.
Ludington, MI 49431
38’ Tiara: Silver Addiction

Captain Bruce Shane
Northern Lake Michigan - 2024
19556 Pleasant View Road,
PO Box 118
Lake Ann, MI 49650
(419) 356-4317 cell
28’ Boston Whaler: LuSea

Captain Jim LaBeske
Upper Peninsula - 2025
26788 W. 12th St. PO Box 38
Hubbell, MI 49934
(906) 337-4433
21’ Ranger: Hook & Heuver

MCBA State Affairs, Drug Program and UX Designer

Denny Grinold, State Affairs
(517) 321-2255 (517) 321-2439 (Work)
(517) 819-7991 cell
Fax (517) 321-3044
33’ Bertram: Old Grin

Maxine Appleby, Web & Social Media
(517) 774-9462 (cell)

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Michigan Catch and Cook

Discover the adventure awaiting you with the Michigan Charter Boat Association! With a fleet of over 600 skilled captains, we offer unparalleled experiences across more than 100 ports throughout Michigan. Embark on thrilling fishing charters amidst the vast expanse of the Great Lakes, or explore the tranquil beauty of Michigan's rivers and streams with our expert River Guides. Sail away into the sunset from numerous picturesque ports with our Sailboat Charters, or delve into the mysterious depths of Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves on our Scuba Dive charters. Or for a more relaxed journey, indulge in scenic cruises along Michigan's stunning shoreline, taking in the majestic lighthouses and breathtaking vistas. Whether you seek an adrenaline-pumping adventure or a serene lake vacation, our captains and their vessels are here to make your experience unforgettable. Not only do these experiences provide unmatched excitement and relaxation, but they also play a vital role in Michigan's tourism economy. Rest assured, all Michigan Charter Boat Association captains and vessels adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance with both state and federal regulations.

Join us today and let the Michigan Charter Boat Association be your gateway to the wonders of Michigan's waters!

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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. Need help? Call 1-800-622-2971