Blue Water | Lake St. Clair | Lake Fenton


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what is boat4vets?

Boat4Vets is a group of boating enthusiasts that enjoys giving back to our Veterans the best way we know how – sharing our boats. We’re made up of both Veterans and non-Veterans alike, and we understand that we only have the opportunity to enjoy this much freedom because of our active-duty military and Veterans. To show our appreciation, we open our decks to those who are serving or have served to say thanks for everything they have done.


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by Boat 4 Vets

Our organization started in 2009, when the first outing on Lake St. Clair Chapter the first hosted a group of 60 people made up of Veterans and their families.

We now have 3 Chapters across Southeast Michigan

Over 700 Veterans were hosted in 2022

We are a 501(c)(3) organization


Our mission

We believe that the therapeutic power of nature and the water can make a real difference in the lives of our Veterans. Whether it’s fishing, sightseeing, or just enjoying a day on the water, our boat trips are a unique way for our Veterans to reconnect with their peers and escape the stresses of everyday life.

get involved

Our event needs boaters who are willing to host Veterans for the day. Find out how you can participate with Boat4Vets here:


Lake St. Clair Event

Saturday June 15th, 2024
10am – 3pm

Lake Fenton Event

Saturday July 20, 2024
10am– 3pm

Blue Water Chapter Event

Saturday August 17th, 2024
10am – 3pm

make a tribute donation

Make a donation in memory of a friend or loved one

U.S. Soldier Veteran


Learn about this amazing program for Service Members and Veterans

U.S. Soldier Veteran
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