History of Ahlstrand Marine

History:

Ahlstrand Marine has been in the boating business for over 35 years. We are located in Mundelein, IL (about 30 miles north of Chicago). We specialize in small pontoon boats (gas or electric powered), pedal boats, and the new pedal powered pontoon boat. Our retail accessory store boasts multiple aisles and houses 1,000's of different items. Our parts department is even larger and is home to over 8,500 different motor parts, including many hard to find parts for older motors.

We also have a big online presence by selling a large assortment of boats, motors, trailers, and accessories on eBay. We have over 25,000 positive feedbacks with a feedback rating of 99.8% positive. As you can see by our feedback rating our #1 goal is a satisfied customer. Our online store is filled with great deals and will continue to grow week by week.

Selling boats and accessories isn't the only thing we do here at Ahlstrand Marine. We also have a full service center that employs factory trained technicians that are ready to repair almost any boat, motor, or trailer that you may have. Our fenced storage yard also provides both winter storage as well as in-out storage for the summer months.

Timeline:

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1968 

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1969

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1974

Ahlstrand Marine opens at their Wheeling location.

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Late 1970's

Lund Boats makes custom boat hulls to Ahlstrand's specs. Ahlstrand puts custom seats, livewells & interiors into these hulls at their Wheeling location. (Note top right photo: Ahlstrands custom seat vs Lund's white stock seat)

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1985

Ahlstrand's business grows and finds the need to move into a larger facility. The new (and still current) location in Mundelein, Illinois. The smaller photo in the picture on the right shows the building prior to any modifications. This building was previously owned by United Van Lines Moving Co.

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Late 1980's - Late 1990's

 

Ahlstrand Marine hosts the Boaters Flea Market, which was very popular. It ran on the first Sunday in May, June, and October.

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1990's to Present

Ahlstrand Marine pushes hard on sales of "GREEN" pedal powered craft

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