SkipperBud’s is adding a new on-water location in Lake County, Ill., in the resort town of Antioch. SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is on Lake Marie, a glacial lake part of the 14-lake Fox Chain O’ Lakes, just south of the Illinois/Wisconsin state line on IL Route 173. SkipperBud’s is rooted in the Midwest and was originally founded in Wisconsin.
The marina was acquired from previous owner Terry Upton. SkipperBud’s has hired all Sequoit Harbor personnel. The company said in a press release that the knowledge of the long-term employees and help from Terry Upton has made the transition seamless.
Sequoit Harbor, an Antioch landmark established in 1958, sits on 30 acres bound by IL Route 173 to the north and Sequoit Creek to the south. The marina consists of 208 slips, a fuel dock, launch ramps, hoist and travel-lift wells, a 15,000 square-foot showroom and a 10,000 square-foot service shop. Sequoit Harbor also offers full and self-service in-out for the summer season.
SkipperBuds – Sequoit Harbor offers service and sales for new, used and brokerage boats including pontoon and deck boats, fishing boats, tow boats, center consoles, bowriders, cruisers and jet boats.
Future plans include a dry-stack building for year-round indoor boat storage, a new showroom and additional storage buildings. Marina amenities include landscaped grounds and dock-front parking.
For more information on SkipperBud’s, visit www.skipperbuds.com.