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9 Steps To Surviving Your Next Boating Holiday

Some of the most frightening times on the water are right when the fireworks end or the final show plane has flown over. It feels as though every boater in Chicago has not only come out for these events but is now weighing anchor and making a mad dash back to their slip.

Based on Lawrence Gonzales’ book, Deep Survival, these nine steps have aided in the decision-making from our graduate’s helms and can help you stay in the moment.

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Summer Boat Washing Packages!

Your boat’s engine is similar to your body, both require fuel and maintenance to keep performing their best. Our Service Department is much like your doctor’s office; we schedule, diagnose, consult, treat & follow up on services to keep your boat moving.
 
Whether you know what maintenance your vessel needs or want advice on where to begin, we’re here to help.
 

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The 3 Things You Need to Know About Bottom Paint

Now that we’ve had a few sunny days, are you ‘thinking spring’?

One of the most important things you can do prior to launch is to make sure your bottom paint is fresh and ready to perform. Our service crew is ready to complete your bottom paint job and to tackle your most commonly-asked bottom paint questions!

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Summer's almost here. Is your boat ready?

Your boat’s engine is similar to your body, both require fuel and maintenance to keep performing their best. Our Service Department is much like your doctor’s office; we schedule, diagnose, consult, treat & follow up on services to keep your boat moving.
 
Whether you know what maintenance your vessel needs or want advice on where to begin, we’re here to help.
 

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Meet Us at the Miami International Boat Show!

Now in its 77th year, the Miami International Boat Show is expected to draw 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world. The show takes place at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Virginia Key. We'll be onsite throughout the show and hope to see you there.

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KICK OFF THE SEASON AT OUR 2018 OPEN HOUSE!

January 27th, 10-5 PM      |     January 28th, 12-4 PM

2550 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

We can't wait to get you back on the water, so take a break from the winter weather and think Spring! Bring your friends and family to kick things off at our Open House!

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Feb 22nd - Water Main Break

We arrived today, enjoying the early spring sunshine to encounter a water main break on Ashland Avenue, which also caused the loss of our internet connectivity...No bathrooms and now wifi = skeleton crew today ;-( 

 

Stay Tuned...

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Our Community Commitment

We have donated tools and space to Windy City Habitat for Humanity and have achieved “partner" status with them; We support and provide space and training and more to "Chicago Training Center, using the sport of competitive rowing, creates opportunities for underserved Chicago youth to challenge themselves to achieve their athletic and academic potential. The CTC’s nurturing environment motivates students to become physically fit, to build teamwork, self-esteem and leadership skills, as well as develop and advance their educational and life goals”; and we support Friends of the River at the Business Partner level.  We are also a member of the Chicago Yachting Association, the Northern Illinois Marine Services Association, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Marine Retailers Association of America, Yacht Brokers Association of America and more.  We support our industry, our industry partners and our community by giving back in every way we can. 

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