Great Lakes Scuttlebutt: Bay Marine Now Serving Chicago From A New Home
Bay Marine, a 2nd generation Great Lakes yacht dealership, began as a small boatyard selling primarily on line of boat. They now provide marine services in two locations: Door County, Wisconsin and Waukegan, Illinois – where they recently broke ground on their new sales, service and storage facility.
Mark Felhofer, owner of Bay Marine, shared, “We are proud to bring our 50 years of boating expertise and proven commitment to the highest standards of quality and integrity to the Chicago area.” Their new CHICAGO YACHTING CENTER will be located in the beautiful Waukegan Harbor. Just one block from the Metra rail system, the new Center is a convenient and central location for ALL Chicago boaters.
Bay Marine is also bringing jobs to the Waukegan area. Currently hiring marine technicians and sales personals, they plan to bring the same level of technical expertise they are known for in Door County to the Chicago Yachting Center. Bay Marine specializes in larger motor yachts, selling a variety of new, high quality boat lines: Hatteras, Riviera, Belize, Sabre, and Back Cove. In addition, they utilize an expansive network to sell and broker used boats of all sizes. By employing the most modern sales tools while still maintaining the importance of old-fashioned good customer relationships, they are able to meet the needs to clients all over the world.
“Chris DePrey at Bay Marine took the time to really understand what we were looking for in our first yacht,” shared Terri and Dennis Bunck, new owners of a Riviera 4800 Express Yacht. “If he didn’t know the answer to our question, he didn’t make something up; he told us he would find out and get back to us – and he did! We knew after our first visit with Chris that even if we didn’t end up buying a Riviera Yacht, we were going to buy a boat from Chris at Bay Marine.”
Growing up in the boating industry with their father Fran at the helm, Matt and Mark Felhofer have continued to build a business that is based upon the values of honesty, hard work, and commitment to excellence. With their superior yachting favilities as the cornerstone of the business, Bay Marine offers exceptional services and professional sales that consistently exceed the expectations of their clients. That is why people do business with Bay Marine.