Marina Profiles: Southwinds Marine

Marina Profiles: Southwinds Marine May 14, 2015

Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in beautiful Collingwood, Ontario, Southwinds Marine boasts a wide array of boating sales and services, for every boater’s tastes! Owned by Mike Leblanc, a certified Yacht broker and a founding member of the Ontario Yacht Brokers Association, and Dean Norberg, who previously owned Mainland Marine and was also involved in sales for Sherway Marine, two west end Toronto marinas, the pair have the long standing contacts and industry ‘know how’ to sell your boat at the best possible price, and to offer boater’s ‘paramount’ pricing on their next purchase.

southwinds2In addition, Southwinds Marine is a premier dealer for new and used Boston Whaler’s, including offering a complete selection of ‘big water’ Conquest’s, the entertaining line of Outrage’s, the versatile Dauntless, the classic Montauk’s, and the low maintenance and ‘fun to ride’ Super Sports!

If you prefer to buy used, Southwinds Marine is constantly upgrading its used stock of Boston Whaler’s, and this ‘robust’ selection of new and used boats are regularly featured on the company’s web site.

Need service on your new or used boat? Southwinds Marine’s service team of certified marine technicians with over 30 years experience in the business takes pride in offering high quality service, that is completed by the time promised! In addition, Southwinds are Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta certified for service, repair and warranty work for outboards, stern drives and inboards. Other services provided include summerizing and winterizing programs, detailing, storage, haul out and launch, and a Premium Service Plan, the latter to help rid the frustration of continual boat maintenance charges! The Premium Service Plan is outlined in more detail on the Southwinds web site.

southwinds3A business arrangement that has proven successful for Southwinds Marine is the one that they enjoy with neighbouring Cranberry Resort, the 750-acre, year-round vacation destination spot. Operating as Cranberry Yacht Club, the full-service marina offers both seasonal slip rentals and transient dockage where marina guests have the opportunity to enjoy Georgian Bay at its finest! Cranberry Yacht Club offers an Annual Dockage Package that includes Slips with shore power, dock lights and fresh water, the use of Cranberry Resort facilities (three pools, recreation center and tennis courts), all pump outs for the season, washrooms, showers and on-site 24-hour complimentary laundry facilities, docking assistance via VHF channel 68, lights on every finger, and around the clock security.

If required, transient dockage is available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and the Yacht Club provides High-speed wireless Internet access, fuel valet service, one-time or weekly interior or exterior cleaning, and even as an added touch, the delivery of the Saturday newspaper right to your boat.

Like its partner Cranberry Resort, the Cranberry Yacht Club is committed to provide a fun and caring community and deliver quality personal service for its guests whether they are a Cranberry Resort guest looking to relax and rejuvenate their mind, or a transient boater eager to enjoy the local waters of Georgian Bay. Always willing to please, if there is a service they haven’t mentioned, all you have to do is ask, and Cranberry Yacht Club will do their best to provide it during your visit!

For more information on Southwinds Marine and Cranberry Yacht Club, including hours, directions, a list of full services, service quotations, and seasonal or transient dockage, contact the Marina at 705-445-7638, the Yacht Club at 705-444-7251, or at

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