The Boat House Chicago hosted the first ever "Boat-In" Movie Night on the Chain O' Lakes! During these uncertain times, entertainment venues and entertainment in general is limited. That's why we decided to help give our boating family and friends a lasting memory this summer!
Starting at 8:15pm The Boat House Chicago showcased Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl on a 24ft LCD screen stationed at our new facility and facing outward toward the water.
Local boaters were encouraged to anchor in the no-wake zone and enjoy a socially distanced movie night “together". Promoting the event through social media and local news outlets, well over 100 boats were anchored up prior to the start of the first movie with more arriving after dark!
“We’re really excited to host this event and show off our new facility here in Johnsburg! It’s already been an incredible first year at our new home and this was the icing on the cake! To see so many friends and fellow boaters coming out to be part of this unique experience, we couldn’t have hoped for more and we’re really excited for what the future holds!” said Tyler Kraft, Marketing Coordinator and event planner.
Rick Gasaway, COO of The Boat House offered the following comments: “We were really looking forward to kicking off the year in a big way with our new facility. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our on-water events and traditional marketing efforts were limited, so we had to get creative. We love the boating lifestyle and what better way to exemplify that than to create events like this where boaters can get together and create lasting memories with family and friends!”
The Boat House Chicago has served boaters on the Chain O’Lakes for over 10 years through the former store in Prairie Grove. In January of 2020, The Boat House acquired Bald Knob Marina and relocated the Chicago store to Johnsburg. The combination of the two dealerships has brought many synergies as it ties together the strength of The Boat House brands and Bald Knob’s established in/out and slip rental services. The acquisition continues to 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 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, Gear, Pier and Lift Services, Long and Short Term Boat Rentals, 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.