“We treat our customers like family and their boats just like they’re our own.”

Our Story

Henry “Hank” Perdue started Perdue Marine buying and selling boats in Freeport, Illinois in the early ‘70s. As an entrepreneur with a passion for boating, Hank knew he needed to be closer to the largest private residential lake in the state of Illinois – Lake Carroll.

Lake Carroll, north of Lanark, Illinois, in those days had become a fast-growing lake community in need of a business that could provide full boating services. Hank and his wife Ruth, a nurse at the time, purchased a home at Lake Carroll and soon began moving Perdue Marine from Freeport to Lake Carroll.

Building a new marine facility on Zier Road near Lake Carroll, Hank and his son, Chad, began to grow their business as fast as new homes were being built at the lake. Personal service to meet the needs of boat owners has been the hallmark of Perdue Marine ever since those early days.

New Horizons

As Perdue Marine expanded, Ruth joined the company attending to administrative responsibilities for better customer care. Since that time, Perdue Marine has become a full family operation when the Perdue’s daughter, Laura Geiken, a CPA, joined the business as office manager.

Over the years, Hank’s motto has been, “We do business one way… the right way. We listen to our customers and do our best to fulfill their expectations.”

Today, the Perdue family welcomes you and your family to our modern state-of-the-art showroom, service center and storage dealership located at beautiful Lake Carroll, IL. Most likely, you’re on a limited time schedule in your search for a pontoon, deck boat or personal watercraft that meets your needs, so we waste no time in helping you experience an amazing boating lifestyle.

Whether you’re buying a boat for the first time, or you need boat and dock repairs and storage, Perdue Marine will put those years of experience at your disposal. We can’t wait to meet you and your family!