Spring Departure Reminders

Spring Commissioning and Launch Dates

To schedule your boat launch and departure date you must fill out your Spring Commissioning and Launch Date Request Form! Once we receive it, we will contact you to confirm your departure date and time. Please note that weekends fill up quickly!

  • Skyway will not schedule more than 10 departures per day.
  • Skyway reserves the right to alter the schedule due to inclement weather.

Commissioning and Departure Forms

You can find the forms on our website under Resources > Forms & Documents or use one of these quick links:

> Sailboat Spring Commissioning & Departure Date Request Form
> Powerboat Spring Commissioning & Departure Date Request Form 


Please note that any outstanding invoices MUST be paid before you can schedule a departure date or have your boat launched.

Launch Prep and Set-Up

Dock Lines

You must have 4-dock lines attached to the starboard side dangling down the side of the boat and not bundled at the rail. If you can’t reach them from the ground, neither can we!

  • 2 spring lines
  • 1 bow line
  • 1 stern line


You must have 3 clean and properly inflated fenders dangling down from the starboard side deck.

Launch Prep Services

For a stress-free departure, we recommend:

Lines and Fenders
Skyway will put your lines and fenders out for you.

  • $50.00

Battery Service/Engine Start Package

  • Single Engine (SAIL): $195.00
  • Single Engine (POWER): $240.00
  • Twin Engine (POWER): $350.00

Boat Yard Departures

Once you have a confirmed departure date, you must leave on that date. If, and only if, there are dangerous conditions (i.e. north or northeast winds and/or big waves) on the lake, will you be allowed to stay at our dock at no charge. If the lake is passable and you choose not to leave on your assigned date, you will be assessed a $50 per day slip fee. This is non-negotiable and will be strictly enforced.

Customers MUST check out their boats in the office when you leave.

Contact Us

Skyway Yacht Works
9864 South Avenue N
Chicago, Illinois  60617
T | 773-734-7777
F | 773-721-4138



December 16 – February 1
—Monday–Friday: 9am–4pm
February 2 – March 15
—Monday–Saturday: 9am–4pm


March 16 – June 30
—Monday–Sunday: 8am–5pm


July 1 – September 15
—Monday–Friday: 8am–4pm


September 16 – November 21
—Monday–Sunday: 8am–5pm
November 23 – December 15
—Monday–Saturday: 9am–4pm


Easter – April 12
Memorial Day – May 25
Independence Day – July 4–7
Labor Day – September 2
November 28 – December 1
December 21 – January 5

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