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Columbia Yacht Club and Swissotel are long-time partners and proudly offer discounted room blocks.


The Swissotel is located within walking distance from the Club, has amazing city and river views and the staff is world-class. 

Rooms in downtown Chicago will sell-out quickly due to the popular Air and Water Show weekend. 

J109 Room Blocks: July 28 - August 1, 2021

J109 Room Rates: $219 per night

Normal Room Rates: $291 per night

Call (888)-73-SWISS to make your reservations

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Skyway Yacht Works came into being on October 1, 2004. We are located on the Calumet Ship Canal a little over a mile off of Lake Michigan on the southeast side of Chicago. With only 3 bridges to navigate, the trip to and from the yard is a snap. At 12 miles from Monroe and Dusable harbors, the trip can be made in an afternoon in a sailboat and about 40 minutes in a motor boat.

With a private slip off the Calumet, your boat is protected from ship traffic and the Skyway Bridge makes an excellent landmark.

We offer heated storage and outside storage. For sailboats, there is no reason to step your mast, since the bridges all open and they open on demand 24-7-365.

We are a family operation and have been from the beginning. We are Yanmar dealers, Kohler generator dealers, Certified Pettit applicators, and have extensive experience in diesel engine systems and Mercruiser drive assemblies.

Being a small yard, we can be and are very responsive to customer requests with little or no notice. We have the ability to stop, drop, and roll in the event of an emergency or urgent work request, such as an upcoming regatta or family vacation.

Give us a call and see how Skyway can help you make pleasure boating easier!