In the January 2006 edition of Michigan Privatization Report’s “Around the State,” it was noted that the city of South Haven was investigating outsourcing the management of its marina.

In a February meeting, the city decided to keep management of the marina in-house. The decision was largely based on the city’s belief that operating the marina “with city employees will generate the greatest return on investment at this time.” According to city council meeting minutes, there were three proposals by private entities to run the marina, although one was dismissed for lack of detail.