Bay Marine’s Waukegan Location Reopens for Business


Leading family-owned luxury boat dealer Bay Marine announced the reopening of its Waukegan location after a five alarm fire in February, 2022 temporarily shut the location down. After months of reconstruction and restoration of its 40,000-square-foot storage barn and 9,000-square-foot office, the location is ready to welcome clients back for yacht club memberships, all-encompassing sales, service and storage offerings. 

“We are extremely grateful for the trust and partnership of our clients and insurance carriers, and thrilled to officially announce that Bay Marine’s Waukegan location is reopened to the community, with all facilities and vessels fully restored,” says Matt Felhofer, co-owner of Bay Marine. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department for their incredible efforts and dedication to putting out the fire, along with all the words of support and encouragement from our customers, friends, and family. We are excited to welcome the community back into our Waukegan location as we look ahead to 2023.” 

Founded in 2016, Bay Marine of Chicago offers close proximity to the city and easy access to a full luxury boat buying, service and storage experience. With locations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida, Bay Marine is a leading dealer in the marine space, with quality, family and personalized service at its core. 

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