We Do The Work – You Have The Fun!

About Us

Henry (Hank) and Ruth Perdue founded Perdue Marine in 1971, based in Freeport, Illinois. Their business journey for over 40 years has been a labor of love. Hank is proud to say, “We treat our customers like family and their boats just like they’re our own.””

The Perdue Marine showroom, service and boat storage facility is now located on six acres near scenic Lake Carroll, Illinois — a short drive from the Chicago suburbs or the Mississippi River.

A second generation is active in the business. Hank and Ruth’s son, Chad, and their daughter Laura (Perdue) Geiken have brought a new vitality and expertise to the business of providing family fun on the water.

Customer Care

Perdue Marine has a well-earned reputation for exceptional customer service – we do what we say, and we don’t say “no” very often. We know that most of our customers are on a limited time schedule to enjoy the pleasure of boating on our lakes and rivers. We have experienced people who really care about what they do to make it happen.

Finding the right boat involves maintaining a relationship of trust and respect for your family needs and budget. At the showroom, our selection of boating products can be reviewed, comparisons made and evaluated for how the craft will be used, performance specifications, design options, quality and price.

Pre-planning ahead of the season is key to making sure your boat is ready to go at the time you need it. For example, we can provide boat detailing service, pick-up and drop off upon request. Our pre-owned boats have all undergone thorough inspection, cleaning and repair (if needed) by certified technicians before they are ready for the water.

Our job is to help your family make new memories, spend time with friends and enjoy the beauty of our scenic northwest Illinois waters. Perdue Marine is located at the corner of Illinois Routes 72 & 73. We can’t wait to meet you!