We are the premier fiberglass boat repair, boat painting and bottom boat coating shop in the Chain O'Lakes area. We also provide boat detailing and boat shrink wrapping services.
Boat Fiberglass Repair
Fiberglass boat repairs are best left to a fiberglass specialist. Steve’s knowledge and experience of fiberglass repair clearly stands out from the rest.
Boat Gelcoat Repair
Boat Gel Coats are more complicated then most realize. Steve had been trained in the art of color matching in 1979 at Greer Tech and has been perfecting it ever since
Boat Bottom Coating
We have been promoting an epoxy bottom coating (Zyrex). Most of our customers have not recoated the bottom of their boatfor up to 10 years.
We have several different boat detailing packages to suit your budget but don’t worry every package gets the same care from our trained professionals.
Boat Shrink Wrapping
We are a completely mobile Boat Shrink Wrap operation. We will come to your house or business to Shrink Wrap your boat, mobile home, or machinery.
We service the entire Chain O’Lakes area including: Algonquin, Antioch, Barrington, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Ingleside, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Lake Villa, Lakemoor, McHenry, Spring Grove, Volo, Southern Wisconsin and more.
Your boat will be treated as our own!
With more than 35 years hands on experience and 24 years in business Final Finish Boat Works is the premier fiber glass shop in the Chain O Lakes area.
We are the only fully insured and certified fiber glass shop in Northern Illinois. We have the largest facility of over 5200 square feet along with the most experienced fiber glass staff in the Chain O Lakes region.
We have done manufacturer warranty work along with and welcome all insurance company work. We work with your insurance company so you don’t have to. From the smallest of scratches to the largest structural damage we have the ability to repair your boat.
With a shop over 100 feet in length we are able to repair any trailer able boat brought to our facility, if you do not possess a trailer for your boat we are able to make arrangement for transport to our shop. . We repair in a timely and professional manner. When you leave your boat with us you can be assured that your boat will be treated as our own.
Boat Fiberglass Repair
More than 30 years hands on experience for Boat Fiberglass Repair for the Chain O'Lakes and Nationwide
Boat Gel Coating
More than 30 years hands on experience for Boat Gel Coating for the Chain O'Lakes & Nationwide
Boat Bottom Coating
More than 30 years hands on experience for Boat Bottom Coating and Boat Bottom Painting for the Chain O'Lakes
Boat Detailing & Shrink Wrapping
More than 30 years hands on experience for Boat Detailing & Mobile Shrink Wrapping for the Chain O'Lakes
Fiberglass Boat Experts
Established in 1984.
Steve has a degree in fiberglass repair from Greer Tech Institute, graduating in 1979. He worked for various companies in Marine Industry including Howdy Marine and the Switzercraft boat company. At Switzercraft Steve was able to sharpen his skills in the structural aspect of boat building. He learned which woods to use where on a boat and which woods to never use with fiberglass. Steve learned where to install stringers, in addition to the different sizes to be used in different areas within the body of the boat. Steve was also educated on how to install transoms to avoid delamination.
In 1986 Steve decided to go into business for himself. Since going into business we have done warranty work for such brands as Fountain, Hustler, Rinker, Larson, Four Winns, Obsession, Cigarette, and many others. Most major manufacturers will allow us to do their warranty work.
In 1994 when Great America received the Space Shuttle ride the fiberglass parts did not fit to make the shell of the ride. Our company went on location to fit and fabricate the parts to complete the ride.
The largest boat we have worked on was the 120ft. custom yacht called “Battered Bull” owned by Wayne Hizinga, the original owner of Block Buster. They brought the boat from Florida just so that we would repair damage to the main state cabin of the boat. We have worked on such notable boats as a Riva Yacht and just recently a 39ft. capsule boat, previously owned by Reggie Fountain and had at the time been the fastest V bottom hull in the world.
We are the only company in the Chain O Lake’s area where the owner has a degree in Fiber Glass repair in addition to 30 years of hands on experience. Also we are a fully insured facility. We stand behind all of our work and will give you a written warranty.
Cole “CJ” Krause
CJ started working around boats when he was 16 at Jerry’s Marine around Lake Geneva. He graduated from UW-Stout in 2006 with a BS in Business Management. After graduating, he held leadership rolls in several corporations, but grew tired of corporate politics. In 2018 he brought his keen eye for detail and customer focused mindset to Final Finish Boat Works.
In 2019 he assumed the roll of operations manager for Final Finish Boat Works. CJ is Steve’s top mentor and co-owner of the shop.
Our goal is to continue to be one of the top fiberglass repair shops in the Midwest.
If your in the area, stop by and say “hi” to CJ and talk about your boat with him.