About Skyway Yacht Works

Skyway Yacht Works came into being on October 1, 2004. We are located on the Calumet Ship Canal a little over a mile off of Lake Michigan on the southeast side of Chicago. With only 3 bridges to navigate, the trip to and from the yard is a snap. At 12 miles from Monroe and Dusable harbors, the trip can be made in an afternoon in a sailboat and about 40 minutes in a motor boat.

With a private slip off the Calumet, your boat is protected from ship traffic and the Skyway Bridge makes an excellent landmark.

We offer heated storage and outside storage. For sailboats, there is no reason to step your mast, since the bridges all open and they open on demand 24-7-365.

We are a family operation and have been from the beginning. We are Yanmar dealers, Kohler generator dealers, Certified Pettit applicators, and have extensive experience in diesel engine systems and Mercruiser drive assemblies.

Being a small yard, we can be and are very responsive to customer requests with little or no notice. We have the ability to stop, drop, and roll in the event of an emergency or urgent work request, such as an upcoming regatta or family vacation.

Give us a call and see how Skyway can help you make pleasure boating easier!

Contact Us

Skyway Yacht Works
9864 South Avenue N
Chicago, Illinois  60617
E | info@skywayyachtworks.com
T | 773-734-7777
F | 773-721-4138


Fall 2023

September 16 – November 23
—Monday–Sunday: 8am–5pm
November 24 – December 31
—Monday–Saturday: 9am–4pm

Winter 2024

January 1 – 31
—Monday–Friday: 9am–4pm
February 1 –
March 31
—Monday–Saturday: 9am–4pm

Spring 2024

April 1 – May 31
—Monday–Sunday: 8am–5pm

Summer 2024

June 1 – June 15
—Monday–Saturday: 8am–5pm
June 16 – September 15
—Monday–Friday: 9am–4pm

Fall 2024

September 16 – November 23
—Monday–Sunday: 8am–5pm
November 24 – December 31
—Monday–Saturday: 9am–4pm

Closed – 2023 Holidays

Thanksgiving:  November 22 – 26
Christmas/New Years:  December 20, 2023 – January 4, 2024

Closed – 2024 Holidays

Easter:  March 31
Memorial DayMay 27
Independence DayJuly 4–5
Labor DaySeptember 2
Thanksgiving:  November 28–December 1
Christmas/New Years:  December 24, 2023–January 5, 2024

How to Get to Skyway

Google Maps
Metra Trains (93rd St)

Pettit Paint, Yanmar Engines, Kohler, B&G Electronics, ABBRA