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For well over 50 years, Munson Ski & Marine has been the leader in the Chicagoland market. Mark Munson and his family have played an integral part in the boating trade in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 1957. During that time, their name has become synonymous with both recreational and high performance boating. It has always been their mission to offer the best products in the market at the best possible price along with providing superior customer service.

Over the years, Munson Ski & Marine has earned dozens of industry awards for excellence including Boat Dealer of the Year, Top 100 Dealer from Boating Industry, Platinum Award Dealer for Customer Service and many more. But, more importantly, Munson Ski & Marine takes pride in introducing so many satisfied customers to boating and water sports. Year after year Munson Ski & Marine has managed to create happy boating memories for countless customers.

Munson Ski & Marine is full service dealership offering new, used and brokerage boat sales along with a complete line of parts and accessories. The extensive and newly expanded 15,000 square foot “state of the art” service center and showroom located ½ block north of Rt. 12 and Rt. 120 in Lakemoor is home to the award winning Chaparral Boats, Malibu Boats, Bennington Pontoons, Checkmate Boats, and Axis. Along with the incredible line of boats; Munson Ski and Marine has the largest selection in the Midwest of water ski, wakeboard and snowboard equipment along with clothing and accessories.

Chaparral Boats has earned the prestigious J.D. Powers and Associates Award for CSI and has won over 30 industry awards for product excellence. There is a Chaparral boat for all enthusiasts from the SSI sportboats, the Sunesta Wide Techs, the SSX Performance Series to the luxurious Signature Cruisers. For over 50 years, a leader in innovative design and engineering, come see the entire line of Chaparral from the 18 H2O Bow Rider to the incomparable 420 Yacht. We are Chaparral in the Midwest.

Malibu Boats has been recognized and awarded “Boat of the Year” over twelve times which confirms it is quite simply the superior inboard boat on the market. Combining water sports performance with spacious comfort and design, Malibu engineers have perfected a lineup of family performance boats. Munson Ski & Marine as a top 10 worldwide Malibu dealer is proud to represent the complete line up of Malibu models. Take your personal boat tour in their showroom or out on the water as Munson Ski & Marine demo’s 100% of what they sell. Checkmate Hi Performance boats now in stock, if you have the the need for 70 plus mph boating, then stop in to see the latest in Checkmate Performance boats, from economical outboards to the thundering horse power of Mercruisers big blocks, guranteed to keep you ahead of the crowd.

Bennington Pontoons is hands down the most luxurious pontoon on the market. The JD Powers and Associates CSI winner for many years in a row known for “excellence in customer care”; Bennington’s philosophy is “Why shouldn’t the customers get what they want?” Bennington Pontoons believes in freedom of choice. Bennington has innovations on their products that other manufacturer’s can only dream about. With many different models to choose from; stop by and customize the perfect pontoon today.

In the newly added 15,000 square foot 12 bay service department and 12,000 square foot 32 boat showroom, factory trained and certified technicians and sales professional are committed to earning and keeping your business. These employees are continually trained in the latest technology and products and will assist customers with all their boating questions and concerns. That’s why Munson Ski & Marine has received so many customer service and sales awards. Finally our fleet of well stocked service vehicles means service at your dock, once experienced, you will agree, there is not a more experienced staff of Master Technicians anywhere.

Munson Ski & Marine is the leader when it comes to water sports products. No other dealers can boast weekly “on the water” clinics for wakeboarding and water skiing, novice to advanced tournaments and their ability to have professional skiers and wakeboarders’ come in and hold clinics for customers on a private lake. The “End of the Line” ski school has taken many water sports enthusiasts from beginner to advanced levels. Skillfully trained sales consultants will work with customers to make sure they have a perfect match for their ability. The pro shop sells all types of water equipment including water trampolines, boat lifts, docks and rafts. The award winning “Munson Rewards Programs” ensures loyalty and extra discounts for shopping with us.

With all their years of experience, owners Mark, Mary Jo and Matt Munson strive to be the leaders in the Midwest for boats, boards, and skis while providing customers with trained expert advice and new cutting edge products at the most competitive prices. The Munson’s attribute their success to their addiction and focus on boats and water sports. They love the lifestyle and want to share their enthusiasm and excitement for boating with their customers many who have become life long friends. They are committed to being the “leaders” in the boating industry and set the standard for others to follow when it comes to selection, service and expert advice. Over the years, they have helped thousands of customers realize their boating dreams.

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