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The sun has set on the boating season, but new boats and accesories for the 2023 season are arriving. Call and come in today.

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Ben Watts Marina Services

Launch Services

Launch Services

Self-Launching

Many of our customers launch their own boats during the week, on weekends and holidays. Remember, we are the only supervised marina on the chain, so we are always there in case you need help. The launch docks are open 24/7 for self launching. It does not get more convenient than that. Fees are very reasonable:

  • Monday – Thursday: $25.00
  • Friday – Sunday: $30.00

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Testimony: JD, Chicago, IL

My wife and I were looking for a place to launch our power-boat on the Chain of Lakes. We tried a few other spots only to find that they were run down, dirty or lacked adequate parking for boat trailers. And, we did not want to launch at the free public launch site in the State Park because of occasional reports of car break-ins.

Ben Watts is the best launch spot on the Chain of Lakes that we have found. There are multiple ramps with docks. The ramps appear to go out quite far to accommodate large boats. When we were there an employee was at the ramps to help people with their launch process both going out and coming back in. There is plenty of convenient parking for vehicles with boat trailers near the ramp with only a modest walk to the ramp from the parking spot.

The marina is located on Route 12 in the town of Fox Lake…We were quite happy with our experience here and I'm sure we will be back.

Marina Launching

If you need us to launch it for you, we can do that. Just call us 2 hours in advance (minimum), before 3:00 PM, and we will have your boat ready for you, moored at the dock – fueled and with ice in your cooler. When you are done at the end of the day (up to 4:45 PM), we will re-trailer your boat and place it into storage. If you return after hours, simply moore it at an available service dock, and we will take care of it the next morning.

You can also ask to keep the boat in for longer. Coming out for a few days? No worries. Just let us know the dates and we will leave it in the water for you!

This service includes seasonal, indoor, reserved boat storage.

  • Seasonal, reserved boat storage...
  • We launch, fuel, provide ice in your cooler – boat is ready to go...
  • We pull, retrailer and place into storage...
  • Seasonal fee is dependent upon boat size.
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BUSINESS HOURS: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

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Customer Services

Customer Services

At Ben Watts Marina we aim to give our customers solutions to services they are looking for.

  • Finance: Call us and we can discuss financing opportunities with you.
  • Summer Services: When we take your boat out of storage in the spring, we can summerize your vessel and get it ready for the water.
  • Winter Services: When the boating season ends, you can pull your boat out from the slip, trailer it and tell us to winterize your vessel. Or, we can do it for you and your worries are over. We can pressure wash, shrink-wrap and store it at our facility.
  • Boat & Trailer Storage: We can store your boat on our grounds, either inside for total weather protection, or outside.
  • Appointments: Call us or come in today to discuss your needs.
 Call 01   Call Us today: 847-587-0211

BUSINESS HOURS: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

Copyrights: © 2022. Ben Watts Marina, Inc. All content is copyright, unless otherwise stated. Product images and brand logos are the marks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Repair & Maintenance Services

Repair & Maintenance Services – Mechanical

Ben Watts Marina is known thrughout the industrial marina world by both dealers and OEM manufcaturers that we are the place to send customers to, when the going gets tough. When it comes to engines and parts, both dealers and OEM's tell customers, "Take it to Ben Watts." When no one else can solve the problem, we have the technical skills to resolve it. We often get customers from surrounding states who come to us, because we were recommended or because of our reputation.

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  • Tune-ups
  • Oil Changes
  • Complete Engine Diagnostics
    • Complete Engine Work
    • Complete Component Work
  • Kicker Motors
  • Skeg/Lower Unit Repair
  • Steering Systems
  • Fueling Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Drive Alignments
  • Prop Replacement or Repair

Repair & Maintenance Services – Electrical

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  • Battery Charging
  • Battery Replacement
  • Charging Systems
  • Complete Wiring Diagnostics
  • Instrument Panel Gauges
  • NMEA Networks

Repair & Maintenance Services – Accessories

  • Repair
  • Maintenance
  • Installation
  • Depth/Fish Finder Systems
  • Trolling Motors
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BUSINESS HOURS: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

Copyrights: © 2022. Ben Watts Marina, Inc. All content is copyright, unless otherwise stated. Product images and brand logos are the marks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Marine Fuel

Marine Fuel

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  • DO NOT: IN ORDER TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW, WE CANNOT ALLOW GAS CANS TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE MARINA.
  • Fuel: We offer the most competitive fuel rates on the chain, with both Regular and Premium octanes available.

ValvTect Marine Gasoline

  • Beyond "Top Tier" Detergent Technology *
  • Stabilizes Marine Gasoline for More Than 2 Years
  • Provides Maximum Corrosion and Ethanol Protection
  • Reduces Maintenance Costs While Improving Power and Performance

Your boat's marine gasoline engine is forced to operate at higher RPMs and loads than your car or truck engine and can consume up to 10 times more fuel per hour of operation. It is also more susceptible to phase separation, corrosion and fuel stability problems caused by ethanol blended gasoline.

ValvTect Marine Gasoline is "specially formulated" for marine engines and is designed to prevent the problems of ethanol gasoline, such as phase separation, moisture, poor stability and the formation of power-robbing carbon deposits.

* Top Tier is a performance standard for gasoline, backed by major engine makers. To be considered Top Tier, the gasoline must have a higher concentration of detergent added to it.

  Call 01   Call Us today: 847-587-0211

BUSINESS HOURS: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

Copyrights: © 2022. Ben Watts Marina, Inc. All content is copyright, unless otherwise stated. Product images and brand logos are the marks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Other Services

Other Services

Please call us and let us know what other service needs you may have. We will make every effort to provide you with solutions.

  • Pontoon Rebuild & Repair
  • Trailer Rebuild & Repair
 Call 01   Call Us today: 847-587-0211

BUSINESS HOURS: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

Copyrights: © 2022. Ben Watts Marina, Inc. All content is copyright, unless otherwise stated. Product images and brand logos are the marks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Ben Watts Marina, Inc. • 116 South Route 12 • Fox Lake, Illinois 60020 • Tel: 847-587-0211 • Fax: 847-973-0368