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443 50th St. | Kenosha, WI
CALL (847) 587-0100
82 North Route 12 | Fox Lake, IL
Client Endorsements

When our customers were asked in an independent survey what their experience was with GLYS, 98% responded EXCELLENT.   The following are some of the comments our customers added:

“Love the locations, but love the service more.” -Philip

“Cheryl & Jill go out of their way to help. Great folks to do business with.” - Robert

“Elaine is great!” -Andrew

“It's the people- your staff is wonderful. Everyone from office, to service, to sales have been great!” - Tom

“Everyone has been extremely helpful as we're working through our first year of boat ownership.” -Brian

“Excellent! Everyone is always friendly and helpful. We love you all, and you always make us feel welcome.” Teddy & Ray

“Answers questions, and very helpful at anytime.”

“Thank you for taking care of me!”

“Being new at boating, anything we asked Brad, he helped. Thanks!”

“When I need some work done it is done in a great manner, and don't have to be put on a list for months. I have all my work done by GLYS, now on two boats and I am always happy to work with the service.” -Herbey

“I have been at the Marina for 27 years, and GLYS is doing the best I have ever seen. It's being run like a business in a very friendly way.” - Herbey


“We have stayed here for over 25 years, And this is the best staff by far. Cheryl has always taken car of our needs promptly.” -Bob & Kathy

“Love Brad! He is always friendly- remembers us. We always highly recommend him! And Cheryl in service is exceptional.” -B.

“Always very helpful, informed me of repairs and have always been done in a timely fashion.” -Santee

“Cheryl is very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive. Jill has also been very helpful.” -Santee

“Family friendly & nice atmosphere. Always willing to help when there's a problem.”-Brenda

“Always have had a good experience!”

“Top notch service department! I do not feel I have to check your work, or check that it is done. This is rare these days.” -Dan 

“Cheryl, Rich and Elaine are all very attentive and helpful.” Shonna

“Always responsive. Return calls or pick up immediately!” - Eileen

“This is the only place I would go! Is is perfect. I would highly recommend GLYS to anyone!” - Bob & Ann Marie

“EVERYONE is very helpful and friendly!”

“Very good service on my boat by very trained mechanics.” -Thomas

“We had a very good experience- sales/service staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous. Everyone has always been pleasant and tried to accommodate our schedule to keep the boat in service.” -Pete

“Brad has always been personal and helpful.”-Rick

“Brad is the best.”

“Best location on the chain.” -Tony

“Thank you for taking care of our boat! Everything was handled great and we appreciate it.” -Tom

“You guys are the best. Your efforts do not go unnoticed!” - Ken

“The staff is very polite & courteous to your needs. Everything is done in a professional manner and done correctly. Cheryl always give me the best deal and get me & my boat in and out always.” - Kevin

“Always responsive, friendly, and follow through on commitments.” -Arhold

“Elaine is always friendly and understanding. Her customer service attitude is excellent.”- Larry & Todd

“Jill and Cheryl are two of your best! They are helpful and never drop the ball. They are the sole reason we continue to use your services!” -Michelle

“When I was looking for a boat I'm glad I picked GLYS.” - Nick

“Quick turn around repairs” - Eric and Dawn

“Thank you for ALL your help and consideration."

“Just wanted to say thanks again for another great boating season! Please pass on our heart felt gratitude to everyone- it's all of you how make GLYS the best Marina on the Chain.” -Ron

“Thank you for all your assistance with our successful boating all these years. You have been a pleasure to deal with.” - Cindy and Jeff

“As always, you have great timing, and it's always appreciated.” -Douglas

“You guys are really the best. Everyone should take customer service as serious as your marina.” -Jeanette

“Brad was terrific and your dealership philosophy has won us over"

“I highly recommend Great Lakes Yacht Sales for all your boating needs. You will not be disappointed.” - Michael

“The staff at Great Lakes tended to my boat like it was their own.” -Bob

“It's easy yo recognize great service and you certainly made me feel comfortable and satisfied.” - Tony

“The Great Lakes Yacht Sales management team and team of sales and service professionals have taken the extra step to make my boating experience an extremely enjoyable one. Courtesy and service are unsurpassed. They care about my boating needs and prove themselves time and time again to be the best in the business.” -Michael

“Your service on delivery was over the top- all people involved. Great service. Keep up the good work.” - Thomas

“The service offered by Great Lakes Yacht Sales has been outstanding. Amy is phenomenal and incredibly helpful.” - Jim

“A wonderful buying experience. Their excellent Service Department has more than met our expectations. We love our 28' Launch.” - Kevin


“My special thanks to Amy, Cheryl and Elaine at Great Lakes for always being so attentive to my families needs. You should focus customer skills around that organization.” -John

“Many thanks to you and your staff for extremely fine service you have given us and out boat, 2nd Wind, the last four years.” - Karl and Laureen

“In today's world it is very enlightening to deal with people who are so customer service orientated. I can not express enough what a great experience dealing with Great Lakes is.” - John

“Rest assured that others will hear nothing but praise from me regarding the integrity of Great Lakes Yacht Sales and the customer-focused people who work there.”-Jim

“If the attention, courtesy and knowledge shown is any indication of the quality of service you will provide in the future, I can only wonder why you are not the biggest dealer on Lake Michigan.” -Chuck

“Thanks for all your help with the fish for our family fun night! Your help ensured a fun night at school for the adults and kids alike.” -Bose Elementary School PTA

“You have truly shown a high degree of professionalism and integrity in every regard. It has been a real pleasure working with all of you. Thank you for everything you have done.” -John & Carolyn

“It has really been a pleasure to deal with so many nice people. You've all been great!! Many, many thanks!” -John

“QUALITY, describes my GLYS pontoon boat buying experience; they are people who care and pay attention to detail.” -Ross

“When considering to purchase a pontoon; we noticed GLYS's 'CSI' award for outstanding service. Now we know why! Great Lakes Yacht Sales delivers in every way- TOTAL SATISFACTION.” -Anna & Jeffrey

“From the great selection to fair pricing; GLYS met our needs in every way. What an outstanding buying experience.” -Jim and Joan

“It has really been a pleasure working with you and your staff. If we ever are in the market for another boat, we will definitely contact you. Thank you!”-Ken

“Just a note to let you know how pleased we were with the attention we received from Dave during the delivery of our boat last Saturday. If the attention, courtesy, and knowledge shown by Dave and Paul is any indications of the quality of service you will provide in the future, I can only wonder why you are not the biggest dealer on Lake Michigan.” Chuck

“Dealing with Jerry and Jack at Great Lakes Yacht Sales in the purchase of our boat was the most pleasurable buying experience of our life. All the personnel at Great Lakes made us feel like we were one of they're most important customers. Even today long after our purchase the personnel bend over backwards to meet all our needs and concerns.” -John

“Dear Great Lakes Staff,

Just wanted to send a short note to thank you for the recent dock party you had for your customers. We wish you the very best. Your entire organization is TOP, always so pleasant and helpful.” -Russel and Judie

“Jack, I wanted to thank you again for your support in the gay pride parade. You're so terrific to work with., I cannot tell you enough what it means to us to know that we can turn to you for help. Thanks for everything.” -Jenifer

“I commend Great Lakes Yacht Sales for the outstanding job of reconstructing the boat after torn down for shipment. After viewing what did not resemble a boat, it could have been very easy to damage areas during the reconstruction process. They also did an excellent and prompt job of installing out electronics- a last minute request on out part.” - Larry and Janet

“I am writing in reflect upon the pleasant experience I have had with one of your dealers, Great Lakes Yacht Sales of Kenosha, Wisconsin. For some time I had searched for a late model of a Carver 440 ACMY. Before long Jerry Ipjian and Jack Irvin had structured a deal and made it possible for me to become the proud owner of my dream boat. In Great Lakes Yacht Sales, Carver has the best such representation I have encountered in the boating business. I look forward to buying my next Carver from Great Lakes.” - K.C.

“The performance of service by your staff, while not always to my schedule, have been for the most part excellent. I'm looking forward to continuing my relationship with Great Lakes and will whenever recommend you to people interested in great boats and equally great service.” - James

“You are, and always have been, someone I can look to for fair treatment. Rest assured that others will hear nothing but praise from me regarding the integrity of Great Lakes Yacht Sales and the customer-focused people who work there.” -Jim

“In my 40 years of boating, yours is the most customer-friendly boat yard I've ever experienced. Everyone, from Amy, up front, to the group of guys in the yard, to the young man who drove me back to North Point, was kind, courteous and friendly. Congratulations on a great crew.” - Larry

“You guys have been so nice to work with and I appreciate all you've done for me. I feel bad leaving GLYS. If things don't work out, I hope you will take me back!” -Gabriele

“Thank you so much for everything you did, you guys are wonderful!! I will always purchase my boats from your dealership, even if it means hauling the boat cross country as we did.” -Edward

“We special ordered out boat this winter. It was delivered on time and everything that was promised from performance to extras was exactly what GLYS had told us. And the service after the sale is still outstanding.” -Dan and Linda

“We just purchased a 40 Roamer from Jack last weekend. GLYS did a great job!!!” - Ray

“They have great balance, whereby they can broker a boat and protect the buyer and seller with equal integrity. This entire group of people, including the guys in the yard through management, have a basic integrity which must be an industry leader.” - Rodger

“This being my 22nd year under one of Great Lakes' roofs its time to congratulate you and Jack on the fine facility that you have built and the great team of individuals you have assembled.” -Don

It's our friendly, qualified staff that will make your boating experience pleasurable, but it is our location and services offered at an equally friendly price that will really float your boat.


Our new state of the are Kenosha, WI lakefront marina was built to provide the best sales and service in the industry.

Great Lakes Yacht Sales

443 50th Street

Kenosha, WI  53140


 Boat Sales - Expert Service - Indoor and Outdoor Storage  -  Haul-out Service


95.5% Customer Satisfaction Rating!!!!


Aquired in 2003, our Fox Lake, IL facility is perfectly equipped to service our inland and Chain-O-Lakes customers.

The One Hundred Club

82 North Route 12

Fox Lake, IL 60020

(847) 587-0100