Marina History

Excelsior Bay Harbor is located on the shores of Excelsior Bay on beautiful Lake Minnetonka.  The complex has two office buildings, 93 boat slips, boat repair shop and plenty of parking.  The Marina is partnered with Bayside Marine Service.

MARINA HISTORY: Excelsior Bay Harbor was formerly home to Cochrane’s Boatyard and several restaurants. Cy Cochrane built his boatyard in 1946 where he provided repair and maintenance of wood-planked cruisers, crane service, winter storage and a showroom for new boat sales. When Cy discontinued boat sales, the boat showroom was remodeled into a restaurant.

View of the original Cochrane’s Boatyard

In 1959 the Kanan family opened The Belle Aire Yacht Club which was a popular private club with dock facilities.

In 1982, the facility was remodeled when Andrea Maltezos re-opened the restaurant as Club Mirabelli, a supper club with live entertainment.

In 1993 the restaurant became home to St. Alban’s Boathouse restaurant.

In 2000 Cochrane’s Boatyard was sold and is now known as Excelsior Bay Harbor.

The Marina is professionally managed by Bayside Marine Service. Owner Bob Holz has over 30 years experience and leads a team of professionals to provide service for boats of all sizes.  From spring cleaning and launching your boat into your slip to providing fall winterization and indoor winter storage, the Bayside Marine team is your single source for boating.  Click HERE to visit Bayside Marine.


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