We are Chicago's Boat Dealer.  A single-source facility for all of your boating needs. We have new boats, used boats, boat service, boat classes, boat rentals, boat parts & accessories and boat storage.  No one can get you and keep you on the water like we can!  

Often referred to as “…the cleanest boat yard I have ever seen.” We are Chicago's boat facility. With 8 buildings, over 300,000 sq.ft. of indoor heated storage and acres of outdoor storage combined with stem to stern service capabilities and a full-line dealership, this is where your boat belongs in the off-season.

You simply can’t beat our location, service and expertise. No one knows boats like we do!


 Our Team

Our Team

Chicago Yacht Works is the result of the combined efforts, talents, intellect and imagination of an incredible group of individuals.  Everyone at CYW is equally committed to providing the highest levels of quality, craftsmanship, integrity, customer service and satisfaction.  We think and act as a team, working together to provide the services that you need for your boat and boating lifestyle.  

Our team is made of unique and talented individuals, all of which are here to help.  Here is our team:


Earl J. Wenzel 

1942 – 2017

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Earl Wenzel.  Earl was a legend, dear friend, mentor, colleague, cohort, and “yacht broker to the stars”. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched and entertained. Earl lived larger than life and he will be remembered always.

  • Rob Hannah
  • Nancy Bereckis
  • Christine Heft
  • Joe Hemberger
  • Michael Argyelan
  • Jonathan Paige
  • Scott Souders
  • Patrick Knibbs
  • Anthony Caffarini
  • John Rogers
  • Guy Lombardo
  • Kyle McVane
  • Ralph Konchar
  • Maya Isreal
  • Miguel Ramirez
  • Hector Pierantoni
  • Ramon Gomez
  • Johnny Craig
  • Mark Martinez