Biosphere Member Profile: Sound Boat Works

By: Mary McDowall

Sound Boat Works has been a proud Biosphere member since 2011. It just makes sense! As a full-service marina, serving power and sail boats for 45 years, we value this beautiful and amazing area that is our home and provides our livelihood. It is important to preserve and protect this resource for future generations.

We are committed to operating our business in an environmentally conscious way and have participated in the Clean Marine program since it began. We have a customer recycling program and donate financial returns from beer and liquor bottles to the local food bank. We supply natural eco-friendly products in our washrooms and showers, and our customers voluntarily sign a Boaters Environmental Commitment Form.

Sound Boat Works is a family owned and operated marina with a reputation for excellent work at fair prices. Located on the southeast shore of Parry Sound Harbour, we have the feel of an authentic boat yard with the amenities of a full-service marina. A true boaters’ marina!

John and Ruth Shipman purchased the boat yard in 1973 and over time expanded the docks and services. The business is now operated by their son Gerry who is carrying on the family tradition. We invite you to stop by this summer to our fuel dock for gas, diesel or a pump out. We offer power and sail repairs – mechanical, electrical and restoration work.