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| Marine Surveyor Links
A list of marine surveyors in the Chicago area
and select other locales recommended by Sailboat Sales Co.|
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: An internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers.
Certified Marine Surveyors:
A Chicago-based company providing marine surveying and consulting services.
Rick Lenschow, SAMS-AMS, has over 17 years serving the marine industry.
He has completed over 2,000 marine surveys comprising a vast array of vessels
from small pleasure boats to large luxury yachts, both power and sail.||
A1 Marine Surveying:
Mel Surdel. Specializing in commercial, sail and power vessels. Member of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Trained user of Flir thermal imaging technology.|
Schuss Marine Survey: Specializes in independent boat surveys (condition and value, appraisals, pre-purchase, etc). Captain Marian Hoskins is an Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).
| Regional Harbors and Marinas
Chicago Harbors (Westrec)|
Michigan City Marina
North Point Marina|
| Area Yacht Clubs
Burnham Park Yacht Club|
Chicago Yacht Club
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Columbia Yacht Club
Detroit Yacht Club
Milwaukee Yacht Club|
Racine Yacht Club
Sheridan Shore Yacht Club
Jackson Park Yacht Club
Waukegan Yacht Club
| Boat Transport and Trailers
|Boat Transport: If you need to transport your boat, here is our homegrown list of recommended haulers. Also shows the estimated cost to prep a boat for trucking out.||Loadmaster Trailers: Quality, Custom Manufacturer of Painted and Galvanized 20'-50' Boat Trailers and 15'-40' Flatbed Trailers.||Custom Sailboat Trailers: We have refurbished galvanized trailers. Our trailers have adjustable uprights, allowing use for different draft lengths on your boat.|
| On-Water Delivery, Training, and Skipper Service
Sloop City Sailing
Captain Bob Wagner
Captain Bob Alexis |
Free Agent Services
| Chicago Boating Links
|Chicago Sailing: Provides lessons, rentals, charters and racing programs to sailors of all skill levels in and around the Chicago area. Offering a fleet of well-maintained J/22s and J/30s available for rent or charter, a 47-foot luxury yacht available for charter, U.S. Sailing certified instructional programs and fun social activities.||
Sail Chicago provides sailing instruction, recreational sailing,
racing and social events for club members;
owning and operating our own fleet of sailboats on Lake Michigan.|
Crowley's Yacht Yard: Our Chicago storage facility accommodates 850 boats annually. The Service Department includes repair and installation facilities, wood shop and much more. Crowley's Yacht Yard employs talented repair and installation technicians who provide the best care available in the Lake Michigan area. The Ship's Store carries marine electronics, bottom paints, ropes, engines and parts, foul weather gear, and loads more.
Chicago Yacht Club Boating Education:
Whether you are a new sailor, an experienced racer, an aspiring powerboat driver,
or are just looking for some way to learn how to better enjoy Lake Michigan, we have something for everyone!|
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation: Helping people achieve self-esteem and independence.
Jayne Parker Wood Refinishing: Nothing says you care about your boat more than gleaming bright work.
| Chicago Area Sail Lofts (updated August 2012)
Doyle Sailmakers - Doyle Midwest
401 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
John Baxter, Christina Donnermeyer
2323 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Jim Considine, Mike Considine, Pat Considine, Tod Patton
1665 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Andrea Demas, Tom Pease, Perry Lewis, Luke Logan
524 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Sails, dodgers, biminis, cushions, made and repaired.
2886 South Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Dealer for Rolly Tasker sails
and BoomKicker boom supports
7127 Mexico Rd. Suite #185
St. Peters, MO 63376
| Regional Boating Links
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources page for Boat Licenses,
Permits, Registration & other Information.
Helpful tools including online registration, PDF forms, and more.|
Indiana BMV: Instructions and forms for registering and titling your boat in Indiana.
Wisconsin DNR: Information on registering and titling your boat in Wisconsin.
Michigan Secretary of State:
Download forms to register and title your boat in Michigan.|
GLSS: The Great Lakes Singlehanded Society is an organization established for the perpetuation of the sport of solo sailing. Its purpose is twofold, the first being to encourage the development of suitable techniques, equipment, and gear for shorthanded passage under sail; its second being the recognition of accomplishments of singlehanded sailors in the Great Lakes region.
H2ONotes is an electronic newsletter geared toward water-related activities and enthusiasts.
Enjoy coverage of news, events and issues for the Great Lakes Region.|
LMPHRF: The Lake Michigan Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (LMPHRF) researches, develops, establishes, and maintains an equitable system of performance handicaps for qualifying sailboats typically racing on Lake Michigan, nearby inland lakes and waterways, and elsewhere on the Great Lakes.
| National Boating Links
US Coast Guard Documentation:
Vessel documentation is a national form of registration.
It provides conclusive evidence of nationality for
international purposes, provides for unhindered commerce between the states,
and admits vessels to certain restricted trades.
Boating Safety Courses Many boating safety courses are offered throughout the country, for all types of recreational boaters, and for boaters of all ages.
|Recreational Boating Safety Learn how to have fun boating safely at this USCG site.||Good Old Boat: Provides a directory of sailing organizations, contacts, and suppliers of parts and services, as well as technical articles on maintenance and upgrade issues.|
| Chicago Area Land Links
|Metromix: A guide to Chicago-area arts, entertainment, dining, nightlife, movies, music, museums and theater. Reader Reviews also offer more than 9,000 audience-generated opinions on restaurants, bars, clubs and events.||
The Metra passenger rail system serves Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane counties.||CTA: The CTA public transportation system covers the City of Chicago and 38 surrounding suburbs. From the downtown area the Blue Line takes goes to O'Hare Airport in 40 minutes and the Orange Line travels to Midway Airport in about 30 minutes.|
| Crowley's Yacht Yard Neighborhood Hotspots
About our neighborhood: South Chicago is one of the 77 well-defined community areas of Chicago.
Calumet Fisheries: Just over the 95th Street bridge from Crowley's, Calumet Fisheries is an iconic Chicago spot. Salmon, white fish, etc., smoked on sight. Many other good seafood choices too.
|Cocula Restaurant: Our go-to place for Mexican food, on Commercial Avenue|