Store visits by Appointment - Call us to Arrange Time. Masks Required for All Customers
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In the interest of customer safety and maintaining our ability to stay current with service of already existing sales, we will be maintaining an "appointment only" basis for doing store visits and pickups at the store through the end of this summer.

To make an appointment, please call us at 847.283.0400. The Chat feature at the bottom of this page is also a handy way of getting ahold of us. If we don't respond within a minute or two, please make sure to provide your email address to the chat bot so we can reply via email when we're available.

Can I buy a boat or accessories from home?

Yes!  Curbside pickup in Lake Bluff is available, and we can deliver as far as 500 miles away from Chicago, so if you're anywhere in that region, please don't hesitate to give us a call.


Industry Updates 

Old Town is building and shipping boats after being shut down for most of March and April. Lead time on non-stock boats may be as long as 14 weeks - contact us for an estimate. 

We have a container of Highfield Boats (including some new 2021 designs), coming in late October. Because we don't know yet whether the January Chicago Boat Show will be happening or not, our focus will be on solidifying all of our spring 2021 sales in November and December, with a second container tentatively planned for April.

Wenonah, Northstar, Eddyline, Nova Craft, and Bending Branches are working under tight regulation but they ARE producing boats and paddles. They are addressing orders as they get into the queue, so if you are interested in ordering a boat from any of these brands, you'll want to have your order in asap.

 On behalf of everyone at Offshore / Paddling Warehouse, our best wishes for the safety of you and yours, and we look forward to seeing you in our Lake Bluff store when conditions allow.


Matt O'Brien
General Manager