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Five Star Boat Center

Pistakee Lake Marina was purchased by Patrick Enterprises Inc. in 2000. From 2002 to 2009 the sales operation was leased to Duchows Boat Center. In 2010 we expanded into retail new and used boat sales, also during that year we re branded the dealership to Five Star Boat Center™ in order to better recognize the fact that we now sell boats, service boats, store boats and maintain a private and gated 105 slip maria. We are the marina of choice for large boats, because our marina is located in a private cove, and secured by a perimeter fence system.  Our 21,000 sq foot facility and 7 acres of marina property makes us one of the largest marinas in Northern Illinois. We provide boat storage for over 400 boats during the winter season.

Five Star Boat Center is the clear leader in providing a premier marina with boat slip rentals for the Chain O Lakes, Fox Lake and Pistakee Lake. Featuring the best location and closest marina coming north out of the suburbs, new pier system, blacktop parking right next to your boat, Wi-Fi, air conditioned bathrooms, Morretties™ restaurant on the east side of the property, fully perimeter fenced and gated entrance, with 24-hour security system.

Five Star Boat Center is an authorized dealer for Premier Pontoon Boats, Bentley Pontoon Boats, ShoreMaster Boat Lifts and Piers, Evinrude Outboards, Mercury Outboards, Mercruiser Stern Drives, and Volvo Penta Stern Drives. We are also an authorized Formula Boats service center. We have an excellent boat brokerage sales team and can get your boat sold for you, or if you prefer to sell your boat quickly we can provide you with a cash buy out offer today.

Five Star Boat Center is the area’s only authorized ShoreMaster boat lift, dock, and pier dealer. We have new and used ShoreMaster products. Our installation crew travels locally and out of state to install your new ShoreMaster system. Our ShoreMaster team can also handle your boat lift and dock repairs.

Experienced Team

We go through extensive factory training so that we may provide you with the knowledge you need to make an educated decision in choosing the right boat for you. Our team also attends ShoreMaster University, so we can offer you our extensive knowledge of the perfect boat lift or pier system for your property. 

  • Factory trained team
  • 25 years in the business
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Responsive team

The Five Star Team

Juaquin Dorado
Mercury/Mercruiser Certified Technician. ShoreMaster Product Specialist
Eric Zago
ShoreMaster Installer / Yard Ops
Joe Chacon
ShoreMaster Installer/Yard Ops
ShoreMaster Installer/Yard Ops
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+1 847-587-2400