Windy City Yacht Brokerage, LLC
Chicago Boat and Yacht Sales
Jeffrey Pierce, CPYB
Tel. 1-630-240-0409

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Weather Forecasts

NOAA Great Lakes Portal »Wave Heights, weather for each lake, etc.
Harrison - Dever Crib » Realtime meteorological data for the Chicago area.
South Lake Michigan Buoy »
National Weather Service Forecast » from NOAA.
National Weather Service » Five day forecast for the waters beyond five nautical mile from the Chicago shore.
US Army Corps of Engineers » Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels. » Weather facts and forecasts, maps, radar, and satellite imagery.

Yacht Clubs, Harbors, and Marinas

Chicago Yacht Club »
Burnham Park Yacht Club »
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club »
Columbia Yacht Club »
Diversey Yacht Club »
Hammond Marina »
Milwaukee Yacht Club »
Racine Yacht Club »
South Shore Yacht Club »
Waukegan Yacht Club »
Waukegan Harbor »
North Point Marina »

Regional Boating Information

Illinois DNR » The Illinois Department of Natural Resources page for Boat Licenses, Permits, Registration & other Information. Resources include: online registration, PDF forms, and more.

Wisconsin DNR » Information on registering and titling your boat in Wisconsin.

Michigan Secretary of State » Download forms to register and title your boat in Michigan.

Chicago Harbor Information » Operated by Westrec, this website contains all the information you need regarding Chicago Harbors including mooring application forms, harbor rates, etc.

National Boating Resources

US Coast Guard EPIRB Information » Emergency position indicating radiobeacons (EPIRBs), devices which cost from $200 to about $1500, are designed to save your life if you get into trouble by alerting rescue authorities and indicating your location. EPIRB types are described on this page.

US Coast Guard Documentation » Vessel documentation is a national form of registration that provides conclusive evidence of nationality for international purposes, provides for unhindered commerce between the states, and admits vessels to certain restricted trades.

Boater Education Courses » Safe boating courses will improve your water safety and boating skills and may qualify you for a discount on your boat insurance. Obtain your boat safety certificate issued by your state government. Test how much you know about boating regulation and boat safety, free of charge.

Windy City Yacht Brokerage, LLC      Chicago Boat and Yacht Sales

Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Pierce, CPYB

      tel. 1-630-240-0409

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