Warm Spring Weather Equals Busy Boat Industry
March 28, 2012 11:35 AM | Tagged as Boating, Spring Maintenance, Warm Weather

      Unseasonably warm weather for the Midwest has led to a flurry of business for the boating industry earlier than normal.  This year central Illinois has seen record setting temperatures for a good part of early spring.  This has led to an influx of business and activity at the Lake Springfield Marina.  The warm weather has also allowed boaters to get an early jump on their boating activates.  While so far most of the boating on Lake Springfield has been fishing related although we have seen the occasional PWC rider and even water skiing! It has allowed our staff to prepare for a rush of spring maintenance programs but also allowed us to get people on the water earlier than ever before.  Our spring maintenance program is a way for our customers to have everything checked over on their boat to be ready for summer boating season. This program includes things like inspecting your bellows& boots, checking fluid levels, and starting the boat in our shop to make sure the boat is operating properly.  This preventative program helps boat owners identify problems before they are ready to use their boat.  And as any boat owner knows it’s much easier to fix a boating problem in early spring as opposed to the middle of the summer. 

Springfield Boat Show
February 15, 2012 11:00 AM | Tagged as Boat show, Boating, Lake Springfield Marina

Many boat shows around the country have already begun but the Lake Springfield Marina is gearing up to attend The Boat Show in Springfield, Illinois from February 24-26. About 9 dealers from all over Central Illinois will be attending this year. The show is located on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the Orr building. Hours are: 5 P.M.-9P.M. Friday, 10 A.M.-7 P.M. Saturday, and 10A.M.-5 P.M. Sunday. The Lake Springfield Marina will have both new and used boats and PWC’s at the boat show this year. One boat we are very excited about this year is Starcraft’s brand new SCX line of boats. We will have a 22’ SCX I/O at the show this year complete with a sports graphics package which makes this boat a must see! Another must see is Yamaha’s 242 Limited S. This stunning boat comes with a forward swept tower which makes water-skiing or wakeboarding an ease. Another thing to think about when it comes to the Yamaha sport boats is their relatively low cost compared to other industry boat manufacturers. Let’s compare the Yamaha SX240 and the Four Winns Bowrider H240….while these boats match up almost identically when it comes to features…The SX240 has an MSRP of $44,999 compared to the Four Winns Bowrider which has an MSRP of $71,293. That’s a difference of price of over $25,000 in favor of Yamaha. So if you’re in the market for a 24’ sport boat Yamaha is one of the great options the Lake Springfield Marina will have at The Boat show in Springfield, IL Feb 24-26!

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