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Ben Watts Marina is located in northeastern Illinois, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, in the town of Fox Lake. We are situated on Pistakee Lake near Meyers Bay in the Chain-of-Lakes recreational area.
Ben Watts Marina was started in 1954 by our namesake and founder. Today the marina is owned and operated by the third and fourth generations. Originally we started by renting fishing boats, but over the years we have developed and expanded into a full-service marina located on sixteen acres with over 300 slips.
Ben Watts Marina maintains and stores boats from 12' fishing boats up to 52' houseboats. Most of our piers are equipped with electricity and water. At our launch ramps, we can launch or retrieve four boats at one time, and our travel lift has a capacity of 25 tons. We also operate two types of in-and-out services during the summer. In the winter, we store both inside and out.
Ben Watts Marina is a dealer for Hurricane Deckboats and Manitou Pontoons. In addition, we sell Johnson, Evinrude and Mercury outboards and Mercruiser sterndrives. We have an indoor showroom that displays our most current models and is open 6 days a week.
We have factory-trained master technicians that service Mercruiser sterndrives and Mercury, Johnson, and Evinrude outboards. Ben Watts Marina also repairs propellers, boat trailers, and fiberglass. Detailing services are available to help your boat stay clean.
Ben Watts Marina maintains a large parts department and all of your boating accessories can be found in our ship's store. We are open seven days a week, year round.
Ben Watts Marina is very safety and education oriented, with principals involved in both Power Squadron and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Radio Station is located on our premises, and Power Squadron Courses are offered during the boating season.
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12/16/2014 4:44:44 PM - DotComd Updated Video: Spring 2014 Bayliner Avanti 4085 Recomissioning trip - Here is my spring 2014 trip that I took with my friends Clarke and David from Seneca Illinois to East Chicago Marina. Due to the time it took to get through the locks we weren't able to get the whole trip in. We were more than half way by dark but still had a ways to go through the river system.