See What Our Customers Are Saying!

What a great place to store your boat in Chicago IL. I’ve been using this facility for more than 10yrs and I hope to be there another same length of time. If you’re looking to story your yacht in Chicago I would give this boat yard 10 stars if I could.

Brian, July 2023

Nancy was so helpful and patient with all of our questions!

Lisa, October 2020

Great job! Your folks don’t get enough credit for all the hard work! Captain Scott did another amazing job for me getting Mahalo into Burnham Harbor. Scott is very professional and very reliable. A great asset to the team!

Bill, June 2020

From the time I let Nancy know we were ready to launch…we were in the water within 3 days…I’ve waited longer at other yards in normal times. To all of you at CYW – thank you!

Anonymous, June 2020

I applaud the work you are doing and this year was certainly not a given. I saw what you have done with your business entity and I for one am extremely impressed.

JR, May 2020

“Their service is excellent and they have always been accommodating to our requests. Boating made simple, even in Chicago!”

Jason, March 2015

“From my first experience with the staff from Chicago Yacht Works, I have been impressed. From my excellent Salesman Milan, to the CFO Earl, to the Service Director Michael and then meeting Rob the CEO, everyone has been a pleasure to work with, professional, demonstrates as much personal care about your boat as you do and has become like a family. I could not be more pleased and trusting of any with my boat. They are above anyone else I have ever dealt with – true class!”

Steven, April 2017

“Always a great effort from office staff ….. Rachel and Nancy are always professional and helpful!”

Anonymous, September 2016

We’ve been using CYW for years. They have provided us with excellent service, fast repairs, and they take great care of our boat in winter storage. The buff and wax service is always perfect and lasts the summer. Thanks for everything CYW!

Julia, July 2023

When I was running the idea through my head on selling my boat myself through boat trader the thought of dealing with all the red tape was not appealing. I contacted Rob at CYW sent him the description along with some pictures. He got back to me right away and stated “Have no worries, we will sell your beautiful lady in a couple to a few weeks.” Well, rest assured Rob was right, after a couple of weeks we had an offer. Rob handled all the headaches and red tape, the hauling, the communication with buyer, the transportation, he handled everything, all I had to do was sign a few forms and watch the proceeds from the sale go into my bank account. I am looking forward to working with Rob at CYW on looking for and purchasing my next boat, A pleasant experience working with the entire team at CYW.

Bryan, July 2020

Knowledgeable, honest, forthright, with a well-earned good reputation—Rob and his team were terrific to do business with. Hiring S OTG to teach us the finer points of the boat and to help this long-time sailor me the move to powerboats was a great idea. Big thanks to Rob and Scott

Jack, June 2020

“Great yard to keep your boat at. Everybody there is extremely helpful and the service dept. is TOP TOP notch and prices are pretty reasonable too. If you need any work done I wouldn’t wait as they get busy during the winter months and you don’t want to be late for the spring launch”

Brian, January 2018

“On time, as promised, refreshingly businesslike. a new approach for the marine services business. Yard is clean and secure.”

Anonymous, October 2016

“The new ownership has made it even better. I had them do a complete detail while in storage and couldn’t have asked for a better job. It looked like a new boat when we picked it up for the start of the season. I had them do some mechanical work while it was stored for the winter and couldn’t tell they were even on the boat, other than the new parts that were installed on the engines. Nothing is cheap when it comes to boats but I find them to be fair with their prices and advice.”

ElbowsOut, September 2016

Good experience at CYW. Had several small maintenance items performed, storage and launch were both smooth. Storage facility clean, comfortable temp in the winter and easily accessible.

Keith, July 2023

We are thankful that when it got down to crunch time you guys helped us get our bottom finished by providing stands. As a result we were able to get the boat done a week earlier than we hoped.

Bryan, June 2020

It has been a rough start but I can’t thank you enough for the efforts you took — often not very popular, I’m sure — to keep your team and your customers safe. And you got us back on the water!

Larry, June 2020

I just bought a used boat and had CYW do a thorough cleaning and detail, and they did a wonderful job. The 22 year old boat looks brand new!

Ben, May 2020


Anderson, June 2017

“Awesome boat yard! one stop shop! Good customer service, quality work, On time. Thank you!”

Jeff, April 2017

“The service staff responded promptly and helped with a low-cost solution that got us on our way.”

Anonymous, September 2016

“The staff is friendly and professional. The yard is clean and well lit. I recommend this yard.”

Brenham, September 2016

“Exceptional staff to work with year after year! Very friendly and .accommodating.”

Anonymous, September 2016