SkipperBud’s Acquires Sequoit Harbor
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Posted by: Jay Corn
SkipperBud’s rooted in the Midwest and founded in Wisconsin is adding a new on‐water location in Lake County, Illinois in the resort town of Antioch. SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is on beautiful Lake Marie
(a glacial lake which is part of the 14 lake, Fox Chain O’ Lakes) just south of the IL/WI state line on IL route 173.
Sequoit Harbor, an Antioch landmark established in 1958, sits on nearly 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, 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. Future plans include a dry‐stack building for year‐round indoor boat storage, a new showroom and additional storage buildings. Marina amenities include meticulously landscaped grounds and dock‐front parking.
SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is Northern Lake County’s on‐water “Boating Supercenter” offering service and sales for new, used and brokerage boats including pontoon and deck‐boats, fishing boats, tow boats, center consoles, bow‐riders, cruisers and jet boats.
The marina was acquired from previous owner Terry Upton. SkipperBud’s has hired all Sequoit Harbor personnel. The knowledge of the long term employees and help from Terry Upton has made the transition seamless.