About Miller's Marine Center & Miller's Westerman's Marina

Miller's Westerman's Marina (MWM) and Miller's Marine Center (MMC) is located in Portage, Indiana on Burn's Waterway. We have two locations within a mile from Lake Michigan with direct access to the Lake. There are no waterway locks to hold you up, you can be enjoying your boat on Lake Michigan in no time at all. The lakefront areas around Burn's Waterway include many great "boater beaches" to visit. We also have great fishing just outside the mouth for the anglers in your family. Being centrally located on the Lake you can also make a run to Chicago or even take a short run up to Michigan City or New Buffalo for lunch. We hope you will join us at our rustic little marina for the 2014 season. 

Call for slip availability for 2014. We have slips and dockage for boats from 20 feet all the way up to 40 feet in length. We may be able to accommodate your boat so please call.

We are only 30 miles from Chicago (directions). If you are coming from the Chicago suburbs, We are about 45 minutes from the I-55 & 294 junction. We are just 1/4 Mile North of Rte 94 at exit #19 (Rte 249)(Bass Pro Shop exit).

Area amenities include the new Bass Pro Shop and numerous restaurants and hotels.


Owner: Kurt Miller / AKA - The Boat Doctor

The Boat Doctor Inc. was established in Chicago, Ill. in 1990 by Kurt Miller a former mechanic and service manager at a leading suburban Chicago marine dealership. The Boat Doctor was first opened as a mobile service to provide needed services to the boaters along the Chicago lakefront harbors. The business grew and a shop was acquired on the South side of Chicago to provide services to an expanding customer base while still providing mobile services to the close-by harbors. With a crew of eight mechanics the business provided 1st class marine services for many years at that location. Also in the early 90's Kurt was driver and mechanic for an offshore race team Gaglione Racing. They ran a race boat named "Matchless", a 32' Maelstrom Cat that was powered by three 300hp Mercury race motors. The team was undefeated in 1992 in the Central Division and placed 2nd at the World Championship. In 2000 Kurt moved The Boat Doctor Inc. to Downers Grove, Ill. Recently, November of 2005, Kurt Miller purchased Westerman’s Marina in Portage, In., just off Rte. 249. In 2010 Kurt purchased and expanded the company to include the old Treasure Chest Marina (right across the street). The new place is named Miller's Marine Center and features indoor and outdoor storage, service, boat sales and rentals.

Services Include

Certified MerCruiser/Mercury Outboards - Insured repairs with warrantees!

Servicing: Mercury/MerCruiser/OMC/Johnson/Evinrude/Yamaha/Suzuki/Volvo/& most Inboards, I/O s, Outboards

Engine Replacement - New & Used  Stern Drives - Outdrive Rebuilding - Transmission Rebuilding & Replacement - Electrical - Rigging - Bottom Painting & Stripping - Bottom Blister Repair - Gel Coat Repair

Shrink Wrap - Seasonal Maintenance - Insurance Repairs Welcome - Fiberglass Repair Specialists - Hauling

Miller's Westerman's Marina 1330 Crisman Rd  - Portage - Indiana - 46368

Miller's Marine Center  1305 State Rd 249 - Portage - Indiana - 46368 

219-762-8767

 

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