The Racer’s Edge

Larsen Marine has a history of involvement in sailboat racing. Our support for serious contenders as well as occasional racers spans a range of products, services, race preparation and logistics management, information and educational support to enhance their ability to compete and WIN. Our commitment also includes local sponsorships for race participants and formal recognition programs for the top performers.


One of our most popular and effective applications to increase speed is our long-boarded racing bottom. We have the capability of free-standing boats to apply a smooth, one-piece finish. Larsen Marine can make your boat faster with a racing bottom built upon Technical Knowledge, Free-standing Physical Set-up, and Hands-on Craftsmanship.


High Performance Rigging and Hardware

Larsen Marine provides advice, parts, service, and expert installation on all performance gear.

Quick Vang
Rigid Boom Vangs
Hall Quick Vang
Carbo Head Foil
Performance Headsail Foils
Harken Carbo Head Foil
Hydraulic Adju
Hydraulic Backstay Adjusters
Wireless Elec
Tacktick Wireless Electronics
Save the weight aloft
Qa Blocks
Performance Ball-bearing Blocks
Harken Carbo, Classic and Black Majic
High Tech, Low Stretch Cordage
Hayn Wire Rigging Revision 17
Uncoated 1×19 Stainless Lifelines custom-made for your boat using top quality Hayn hardware.

Deck Layout and Customizing—Get Advice from Experts

Deck Layout Optimum results often require some reconfirguring of deck layout or customizing of deck. Our expert advisors can assess ways to enhance performance.


Larsen Marine’s recent fabrication of a strategically placed foothold to aid crew members.  Before and after shots of custom fiberglass work to accommodate specific needs and requirements.

Foothold Foothold Finished

Countless numbers of the Great Lakes fastest boats have started and finished with Larsen Marine.

It’s Your Time

Are You Happy With It?

Our expert service team

Patti Herzog
Patti Herzog
Mechanical & Electrical
847-336-5456 x832
Mike Shield
Ian Gates
Ian Gates
Paint & Fiberglass
847-336-5456 x819
Kevin Kriegel
Kevin Kriegel
Electronics Manager
847-336-5456 x825


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Sunday Closed
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at 

Please be advised that like many other communities, Waukegan has a requirement for face coverings. Please do not enter any building where you boat is not stored, especially our workshops and Service Departments.