, a 24 year manufacturer of the world’s fastest, smoothest, safest, best-handling and most dependable boats, is pleased to announce the opening of its’ newest dealer, Shogren Performance Marine
. A first for the Chicagoland area! Located in Waukegan, IL, just south of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, Shogren Performance Marine
is one of only 40 dealers in the world and hosts a 28,000 sq. ft. indoor showroom, displays a complete line of Fountain sportswear and offers a service department. Shogren Performance Marine
now has a second 10,000 sq. ft. location to serve the Great Lakes in Harrison Township, MI.
Not only does Fountain dominate in the rough and smooth water racing and speed events, they also offer a complete line of sportboats, fishing boats and cruisers.
With 27’ to 47’ models, the Fountain sportboat line offers new-generation boats, which utilize Fountain’s latest Super Ventilated Positive Lift Hull design along with pad keels and set back transoms.
The Fountain Fishing Boat line, offers models in the 23’ to 38’ range, with features to meet the demands of Lake Michigan.
The Express Cruisers, Fountain’s newest addition to its’ product line, offer your choice of 38’ and 48’ models with gas or diesel engine versions that feature high speed with the ultimate in luxury and fuel economy. The 48’ Express Cruiser recently received the coveted Boating Magazine “Boat of the Year” award.
Fountain boats vary in price from $70,000 - $850,000 and offer a variety of options to meet your personal needs. All boats can be custom ordered to your liking.
Boating technology moves fast and Fountain sets the pace. They continually implement improvements in design, styling, safety and construction. So if it’s new, you’ll find it on a Fountain and you’ll get it for less than other manufacturers.
Scott Sjogren, owner of Shogren Performance Marine, a longtime boating enthusiast, is excited about this opportunity to serve the Fountain market in the Chicagoland area. Sjogren raced Fountain Boats for two years in the Great Lakes Silver Cup Series while being sponsored by MOTOROLA.
Our focus is to be a professional marine dealer with an emphasis in used products and to maximize our opportunities with our manufacturers. Our WAUKEGAN staff consists of Scott Sjogren-0wner/Operator, Michelle Halper-Finance/Administration, Greg Weber – General Manager (more than 18 years in the industry) and Brian Seiler-Service. Our DETROIT staff consists of Scott Kluge-Sales Manager, Stephanie Cremer-Administration and Bob Parcel’s-Service.
Our primary forms of advertising media include mass mailings (to more than 30,000 boat owners in our Fountain territory) print in regional boat and recreational publications, trade shows, Boating Club events, our website and customer and manufacturer recommendations.
During our first fourteen months as a new Fountain dealer in Chicagoland we went from a new start up company to the number two-ranked Fountain dealer in the country.
We appreciate all the support we have received from both markets.