Free Boat Inspections On Hartwell


Boaters are encouraged to get their boats inspected, courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

SCDNR officials said they will be conducting the inspections May 27 through May 29 at set public boat landings to keep boaters safe.

The inspections will check required safety equipment and boat and motor registration. SCDNR said boaters who are not in compliance won’t be ticketed – they’ll have the opportunity to correct the issue before launching their boat.

Inspections will be conducted at the following sites:

May 27

  • York County: Ebenezer Landing- Lake Wylie, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Lexington County: Lake Murray Dam, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Clarendon County: Alex Harvin Landing- Lake Marion, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Horry County: Conway Marina Landing- New Peachtree, 10 a.m. to noon

May 28

  • Anderson County: River Forks Boat Ramp- Lake Hartwell, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fairfield County: Wateree State Park- Lake Wateree, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

May 29

  • Charleston County: Wapoo Cut Landing- ICW South of Charleston Harbor, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Pickens County: Gap Hill Landing- Lake Keowee, 10 a.m. to noon

To report boating violations, call the SCDNR toll-free hotline at 1-800-922-5431.


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Welcome to Challenge of the Centuries

A quarter century of riding


Six great rides over two days

  The Challenge of the Centuries is a 27 year old annual event held on the weekend before Memorial Day. Rides of 35, 100K and 100 miles are held on Saturday and Sunday with riders leaving at 8 am each day from the Hartwell YMCA. Sponsored by the Hartwell Kiwanis Club the ride has annually 350 to 400 riders and each year has numerous riders who are repeat riders.


On Saturday

  On Saturday the ride heads east with all three rides crossing the massive Hartwell Lake dam. Bikes are only permitted to cross the dam, about 2 miles, this one time each year. Each ride goes into South Carolina on gentle terrain of the Piedmont of North East Georgia.    The rides on Saturday are: Smith-McGee Sojourn 39.7 miles, Bull Snort Surprise 65.3 miles, and   Calhoun Falls Century 99.6 miles


On Sunday

 On Sunday the ride heads west and north and is more challenging for the long rides.     On Sunday you can do: Ridge View Venture 31.2 miles Pleasant Hill Ride 59.3 miles Assault on Dick’s Hill 98.9 miles

Register online at Just search for Challenge of the Centuries

Register online, it’s quick and convenient. A small processing fee is  charged by if you choose this method. It is the only  method to register in advance using a credit or debit card. Sorry we  don’t take credit cards at the door.  The 2017 Challenge of the  Centuries bicycle ride registration at is available here.  Save $10 by registering before April 30.

Regardless of your riding style, you will find friends of all ages to ride with.

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Clemson Marina Events

Join us for our 2017 Annual Big Splash Event at Clemson Marina! It’s one of our BIGGEST boat sales event of the year. Don’t be stuck on land this boating season!

Where and When:

 Location: Clemson Marina, of course!
150 Clemson Marina Dr.
Seneca, SC 29678
Times: Thursday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 26th
9 am to 5 pm every day!

Why Should You Come? 
It’s our biggest event of the year, where do we begin?
  • Come see our 2017 models of Xpress Aluminum Fishing Boats, Veranda Luxury Pontoons, and our used boat inventory!
  • 2017 Season Kickoff Oyster Roast
  • Great local vendors
  • You could win thousands of dollars in prizes

2017 Boats!
Come see the newest 2017 models of Xpress’s original all-welded aluminum fishing boats and sport boats. Also, our 2017 Veranda Luxury Pontoons with Yamaha Outboard motors that will give you the quality, performance, and features you demand! We also have a variety of used boats in our inventory. Don’t forget that we accept trade-ins and we offer FINANCING! We are determined to get you in the boat that you have always wanted!

Oyster Roast
The Grill is hosting our 2017 Season Kickoff Oyster Roast on 
Saturday, March 25th from 2pm to 5pm! 
Tickets Only $40! There are a limited number of tickets. Once sold out, they are no longer available
Tickets are available for sale at:

  • The Grill
  • By phone (864- 653-6767) during normal business hours (FridaySunday from 11-9)
  • Online Here!

One Ticket Includes:

  • All You Can Eat Oysters
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Coleslaw
  • Broccoli
  • Saltines, Lemons, Horseradish, Cocktail Sauce
  • 1 Draft Beer (must be 21+) (Bud Light, Mich. Ultra, & Shock Top)
  • One Fountain Drink Cup
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Win Prizes!
While at our event, don’t forget to register to win thousands of dollars in prizes including: a Yeti Cooler, certificates for $10 pontoon boat rentals, lake fun inflatables, gear for your boat, and much more!

 Our Hours


Ship Store 

ThursdayMonday 9AM – 5PMSunday 10AM – 5PM, All Summer Holidays
Pay at the Pump Fuel
Monday – Saturday 9AM – 5PMSunday 10AM – 5PM
Parts and Service
MondayFriday 9AM – 5PM, Closed Saturday and Sunday

Boat Sales
Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Closed Sunday and Monday

The Grill
FridaySunday 11AM – 9PM, Closed MondayThursday



We service all makes and models, and we currently sell these #1 brands!

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