About Us

Craig Munson’s family has owned and operated Munson Marine since 1957, located at the corners of Grand and Route 59, with Craig at the helm since the mid 80’s. During that time the Munson family’s commitment to providing hassle-free boating has earned them several hundred industry recognition awards for excellence, including U.S. Boat Dealer of the Year and untold thousands of satisfied, happy customers who have become friends.

Choosing the correct dealer is every bit as important as choosing the right boat. With a lifetime of experience to guide him, Craig Munson has created the proper formula to ensure a pleasurable boating experience.

Reaching the pinnacle of success in the boating industry requires more than just the ability to sell boats. Craig has assembled a factory-trained sales staff that is knowledgeable of the product, local waterways and boating in general. Additionally, Craig has acquired some of the finest quality boat lines available, to ensure many hours of carefree family enjoyment whatever your boating needs

Monterey Boats, one of the “Top Five” boat companies in the World, was founded and continues to operate on the principle of delivering the highest quality products. Monterey is committed to paying painstaking attention to every detail in the boat building process and subsequent customer service so as to raise the standards in the boating industry from good to exceptional. We carry Monterey Models in Bow Riders, Cuddy Cabins and Cruisers from 18’ to 41’ feet.

South Bay Pontoon Boats have revolutionized the pontoon industry with their ergonomically designed interiors, plush upholstery, and superior fit and finish. South Bay Pontoons have many unique features in the industry including many different floor plans to insure comfortable carefree boating. We carry South Bay models from 18’ to 28’.

Alumacraft Fishing Boats- The Alumacraft Differance. Alumacraft continues to lead the industry in solidly, well-crafted aluminum fishing boats. Experience the Alumacraft difference to give you peace of mind that you’ve made the right decision on your new aluminum fishing boat.

MB Sports Wake Board and Wake Surf Boats- The first MB Sports boat, August of 1993. Built by Mike and Irv Brendel along with a few trusted partners. This boat was nicknamed “Kermit” because the gelcoat came out such a bright green. It was built at a friend”s farm near Merced and then Irv, Mike and Mike father-in-law, Delbert Briscoe towed it across the country for the WaterSki magazine test.

It’s Not an Option… It’s a Standard

At MB Sports, our boats come equipped with everything you need to enjoy your days on the water from day one.Whether you are an experienced boater or purchasing for the first time, our Tomcat and B52 series, are manufactured with quality components and experienced artisans so that our customers can stop debating the price and start enjoying boat ownership.

Selling you one of these fine boats is only the beginning of the Munson experience. We are extremely proud of our factory trained and certified technicians. Our technician’s total commitment to customer service has resulted in our service department being awarded “Mercury Premier Dealer Status”; Mercury Marine’s highest rating. This status is only awarded to dealers who have maintained an exceptional “Customer Service Index” rating over the years. In order to maintain this status, a dealer must also commit to ongoing technician training to stay current with the yearly changes in technology.

To maintain Premier Dealer Status a dealer must also maintain a parts department capable of handling most repair situations. We have a full time dedicated Parts Manager working hand-in-hand with our Service Manager to keep any boating downtime you may experience to a minimum.

On the day you take delivery of your new boat, you will be completely impressed with the Munson difference. Not only will there be fuel in your tank; our Service Department will take you out on the water, where they will thoroughly explain the operation of all systems and future maintenance requirements. Should this be a first boat or a large move up we will also familiarize you with the boat handling characteristics. However the Munson difference starts long before you arrive that day. All boats go through an extensive pre-delivery inspection, which includes a water test. This is done in an effort to find any misadjustments or problems that may exist, so they can be addressed prior to your taking delivery. The inspection also includes complete detailing.

Munson Marine is committed to earning your business and that of your friends and family. Whatever your boating needs: New boat, used boat, brokerage, service, parts, storage or in-water slips, give us a call today for all your family boating needs.

Munson Marine
501 East Grand Avenue Fox Lake IL 60041
Phone: (847) 587-4902 Fax: (847) 587-4940