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The Boat House Group Acquires Bald Knob Marina

Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mickaela Hilleren
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The Boat House Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bald Knob Marina in Johnsburg, IL. This transaction represents a significant step towards aggressively expanding the dealership footprint while supporting the growth and customer base of The Boat House and Bald Knob Marina. The acquisition will combine the current Boat House Chicago and Bald Knob Marina dealerships into one entity while maintaining The Boat House Chicago brand.

Kevin Code, CEO of The Boat House, provided these comments: “The acquisition of Bald Knob Marina allows us to strengthen our position in the Midwest by giving us greater access to Illinois boaters with a premier location and strong ties to the boating community in the Chain O’ Lakes area. We’re excited to work with Bill Wehrs, Jr. and the rest of the team at Bald Knob to add our competencies and develop an exciting destination point on the water. Our goal as a company has been to achieve greater visibility in the area and this acquisition provides just that, with no impact on staffing and adding additional services to our business that help to fulfill our customers’ lifestyle on the water.”

Bill Wehrs Jr., former owner of Bald Knob Marina, was quoted as saying “Kevin and his team have a great vision for the future of this facility, and we are eager to move forward. The Boat House provides our team with additional resources to grow while continuing to offer the service that our customers have come to expect at Bald Knob Marina. I am thrilled to have found such a strong company to take this facility and further develop what our family started, to maximize the potential”.

Bald Knob Marina has been in operation more than 30 years and has developed a strong customer following in the market area. The combination of the two dealerships will bring many synergies as it ties together the strength of The Boat House boat brands and Bald Knob’s established marina services. The acquisition will provide a full spectrum of services and products that support customers as they enjoy their lifestyle on the water.


About The Boat House
The Boat House is a family owned multi store marine dealership with 4 Midwest and 3 Florida locations. Our mission is to supply our customers with a superior boat buying and ownership experience by offering premium brands, professional staff, first class service and 360º solutions including: New & Used Boat Sales, On Site and Mobile Service, Storage, Parts, Pro Shop, Pier and Lift Services, Long and Short Term Boat Rentals, Boat Clubs, In-House Financing, Consignments, On Water Demonstrations and Community Boating Events. We believe boating enhances our lives through meaningful relationships and time well spent. We are lifetime boaters eager to share our passion and experience with you.


8401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 71, Minneapolis, MN 55428