Stearns Boating LLC is the J-Boat, Dehler, Hanse and Nautor Swan dealer for the Midwest. The company is located in down town Chicago and serves boaters in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Rich Stearns the owner has been racing sailboats since 1962 when he started sailing a Penguin dinghy and Sunfish. Since then he has raced and cruised all over the world. Rich was a Sailmaker for 25 years owning the Murphy & Nye Hood, Sobstad and Doyle franchises in Chicago. Along with racing he has cruised both monohulls and catamarans throughout the Caribbean.