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A One-Stop Shop to Keep You Boating

 

Our goal is to keep you boating. It’s that simple! When your boat is clean, maintained, and goes through preventative checkups, you’ll keep on boating for years to come. Much like your primary care physician, we’re your boat’s doctor, here to help keep you going.

You Can Now Text Our Service Dept!

For updates or questions, send a text to:

312-728-7401

Our Service Offerings Include: 

Bottom Paint Services

Bottom PaintTake care of your bottom and your bottom will take care of you. Our technicians are certified applicators for Petit, Interlux, and Seahawk brands. Nobody likes a dirty bottom. Keep it fresh and clean with Chicago Yacht Works’ bottom paint service!

Cleaning/Detailing

From a simple boat wash to a complete buff and wax, we offer a full range of boat detailing services to keep your investment in tip-top condition. Our detailing team takes great care to use the appropriate products and methods specific to your boat to ensure a perfect finish.

Electrical Repairs & Installations

Our technicians are experienced in troubleshooting, repairing and installing marine electrical components and systems. From a bilge pump replacement, to a new chartplotter system and everything in between, we are equipped to handle it.

We also have diagnostic tools for the latest Mercury and Volvo Penta engine monitoring systems. Our partners are Garmin and Raymarine Certified and our training continues in house, at manufacturer facilities and the Formula Factory.

 

Engine / Mechanical

Chicago Yacht Works’ technicians are Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta certified. Numerous years of experience includes annual training to ensure up-to-date product knowledge. They possess OEM tools for diagnosing and have all the service manuals and parts catalogs as well as factory/dealer direct technical support only certified technicians have access to.

 

Fiberglass/ Gelcoat / Paint Repairs

From structural repairs to simple gel coat and paint touch ups, we have the tools and talent to get your boat back in prime condition. With two buildings capable of housing both long and short-term projects, we welcome the chance to earn your business.

Parts

Chicago Yacht Works is an authorized Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta dealer, as well as a service center. Our parts associates have access to both manufacturers OEM parts catalogs and can place orders for customers when part number(s) or engine serial information is provided.

Rigging

Your Sailboat rigging should not be overlooked when performing your annual maintenance. We can perform a mast and rigging inspection to identify any areas of concern and help with upgrades to make your sailing easier and more fun.

Refitting

Refitting or restoring a boat requires enormous commitment and demands talent. The right tools, structure, management and a financial strategy are also of the upmost importance to ensure your project leaves you in a state bliss. Refits and restorations are created in dreams, and we can help make your dreams come true.

Winterizing

If you store your vessel in the Chicago cold, it is imperative to winterize any engine, generator or really any system on board with water, before your boat goes into storage. They must be protected from bursting.

The antifreeze we use has rust inhibitors built in. Many of our inside heated storage customers choose to winterize their engine systems, as many engine manufacturers like Volvo and Mercury recommend winterizing to protect from rust. It’s all about protecting the internal engine surfaces.

Numerous non-storage customers come to Chicago Yacht Works to be inspected only to find that their engine blocks were cracked. When asked whether they winterized their systems, the answer was either, “no” or “I think so.”

Don’t let this be you. Let the pros do the work.

 

Before Bottom PaintAfter Bottom Paint

 

 

View Our Work

 

Over the past decade, we’ve handled many

challenging projects delivering amazing

results. Hover over the photo to view how

each boat arrived.

Better Service. Better Storage. Better Seasons.

Our technicians are factory-trained, certified by many of the major marine brands, and equally as important, supported by the OEMs with factory technical support on speed dial!

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Suzuki Marine
Volvo Penta
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What Needs to Be Done

IN SEASON…

  • Mobile Maintenance / Dockside Repair Service

    Having problems out on the water? No worries. We’ll come out in the harbors at no charge and tend to whatever your boat might need. Make your request here. 

  • Request Off-Season Winterizing, Storage, Maintenance, Repairs
    We know you’re having fun on the water, but it’s never too soon to prepare the off-season. If you have yet to request winterizing, storage, maintenance, or repairs for your boat – DO IT NOW – before space runs out! Our heated storage sells out every year and we even get a waiting list.
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What Needs to Be Done

OFF SEASON…

  • Full-Service Repairs, Maintenance, Refitting Time to schedule your services needed for spring launch! Submit your requests to get on our schedule now and pay once the job is complete. Don’t risk delaying your launch – maximize your time on the water.
  • Do-It-Yourself Service Projects
    Our primary facility is centrally located for ease of access to the harbors and in the off-season when you want to perform those do-it-yourself projects. 
  • Shop for a Boat
    There’s plenty of time to get yourself a new vessel and still enjoy the water this season! Shop our Formula Factory Showroom or pre-owned vessels.

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