How it works

How Does the Club Work?

The concept is simple- we offer you the opportunity to fully experience the joys of boating without the ancillary costs or hassles of ownership.

Think of us like a country club for boaters that don’t own their own boats. You join the club and pay dues and boat as often as you like.

Here is a summary of what you will get as a member of the club:

1) You get to use a variety of new and late-model boats ranging from 20 to 30 feet. Choose from any of the boats in our fleet and head out onto the water. You may want a 2016 Hurricane 24′ powerboat to go to check out the fireworks at Navy Pier,  a cruise down the Chicago River,  enjoy a day relaxing in the “Play Pen” or take our sailboat out and sail on the open water.

2) When you arrive at our dock with your family and friends, you are provided with club-level service and a clean boat that is ready to go. We gas up the boats so you don’t have to hassle with all the mess.
Our dockhands clean up the boats and even warm up the engine before you arrive. Get on, head out and enjoy yourself! When you return to the dock, you simply walk away. Boating doesn’t get any easier than this.

3) You get safe-boating training, ongoing assistance and encouragement. If you wish, you may participate in the club’s boating-oriented social activities.

We provide training in Boating Basics, on the water skills and Navigation – all designed to give you less hassle and more boating enjoyment!

Cost of Owning a Boat
2016 Hurricane 2486
Purchase price $50,000
Year 1 Years 2-15
Down payment $10,000
Taxes at 10% $5,000
Annual loan payments, $40K at 7% for 15 Yrs. $3,600 $3,600
Insurance $1,000 $1,000
Slip Fees – Belmont Harbor Chicago $4,000 $4,000
Storage Indoors $2,000 $2,000
Annual Maintenance Avg $1,500 $1,500
Replacements & Upgrades $2,000 $2,000
Annual Costs   $29,100 $14,100


Call us to see how much less expensive sharing is than owning a boat. Nothing to think about!

Boating made better-it’s about time!

I look forward to providing you with a great boating experience this season.

Ted Widen

Phone 312-593-1180