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Marina for Sale: Successful Midwest Marina

Price: $995,000
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Overview

In addition to primary income from wet and dry storage, this full service marina has multiple income sources including boat sales, boat & engine repairs, parts sales, winterizing & shrink-wrapping, bottom cleaning, bottom painting, and retail tenants. The land, building, docks and equipment county assessed value is north of $1.6mm. Replacement cost to rebuild is around $5mm. The marina is established with a good customer base.

Marketed by A. Michelle Ash, Simply Marinas
Marketing and Investment Advisors
ash1@simplymarinas.com | 305-439-9581

Local Broker of Record:
Inland Real Estate Commercial Brokerage, Inc.
2901 Butterfield Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Highlights

  • Land, building, docks and equip valued at roughly $1.5mm. Replacement cost to rebuild is around $5mm. The marina is established with a good customer base.
  • 100 dry storage spaces with in and out launch services (approximately 37,150 sq ft indoor storage space); 230 wet slips with electric and fresh water connection on  approximately 41 acres (21 acres land & 20 acres harbor)
  • Full service marina services including boat brokerage sales, boat & engine repairs, parts sales, winterizing & shrink-wrapping, bottom cleaning, bottom painting
  • 35 & 25 ton travel lifts, hydraulic yard trailer, 37’ work boat, 2-pickup trucks, 3-tractors, IH bucket truck
  • 2-well facilities, 2-water filtering systems, 2-septic facilities
  • Holding tank pump-out system
  • Fuel dock, 4,000 gal gasoline tank with 4-dispensers, 2,000 gal diesel tank with 1-dispenser
  • Computer fuel monitoring system
  • Approximately 10,300 sq ft main building, three covered boat storage buildings (approximately 10,650 sq ft, 20,000 sq ft, and 6,500 sq ft), approximately 9,600 sq ft restaurant building currently leased to an outside operator. All buildings are well-maintained and in good condition.
  • Additional third party businesses on the property with an established long-term lease history
  • Fee based public access launch ramp
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The Opportunity

Owners are retiring and have not invested in active marketing and improvements. Adding an active boat dealership would increase slip occupancy and service revenue. A new owner can also benefit from adding a few amenities to realize a higher value and upside such as: a swimming pool and patio near the river west of the restaurant building, a small water park feature for kids, in and out rack storage service for runabouts, an outside patio bar at the waterfront near the restaurant building, additional floating villas for purchase, and RV park, or “glamping” site. The following activities can be added as well: Arranging for a tour bus stop at the marina with Starved Rock Lodge with a layover promotion and providing a river tour boat at the marina with possible food & bar service.

Location

Located approximately 1½ hours from major cities north (Rockford), south (Peoria, Bloomington), east (Chicago & Suburbs), west (Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf) on the most scenic section of the Illinois River, directly across the river from Starved Rock State Park & Lodge (largest state park in Illinois). 2- additional state parks within 2 to 5 miles away, as well as many dining, lodging, historical, and recreational attractions nearby. Some of the additional area activities available are: white water rafting, kayaking, biking & hiking trails horseback riding, and a championship 18-hole golf course within 5 miles. Access to I-80 and I-39, and no industry close by.

For More Information

Michelle Ash
Principal
(305) 439-9581
George Ash
National Director
(352) 262-5784
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