Since 1960, Shepler’s has been serving the needs of both power and sail boaters. We are the top marine repair facility on the Straits of Mackinac, offering everything from simple oil changes and maintenance to complete re-powering and refinishing. Winter storage for boats is also available.

Plus, our Ship Store offers all the finest boating apparel and marine supplies.

Hours of Operation:
Shepler’s Marine Service and Ship Store are open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, seven days a week, May through October.

Contact Information:
Phone: (231) 436-7287
Toll Free: (800) 828-6157
Fax: (231) 436-7338

121 S Huron Ave
Mackinaw City, MI  49701

Engine Sales and Repair

We are dealers for and have certified technicians for the following: Yanmar, Detroit Diesel, MerCruiser, Westerbeke, Universal Marine Power, and Crusader.

Other Services

  • Fiberglass and Gel Coat repairs and refinishing
  • Wood repairs and varnishing
  • Bottom painting
  • Polishing and Waxing
  • Awlgrip painting

Service Costs


Skilled Labor $75.00 / hr
Semi-Skilled Labor $65.00 / hr
Services beyond regular time or on special basis – time and a half.
Service Call time starts when leaving Shepler’s Marine until personnel returns.

Hoist Fee

In and out $.45 per sq ft. (length x beam)
One-way $.25 per sq. ft.
Labor is added to hoist fee at prevailing rates.

Equipment Rental

Hydraulic Trailer $150.00/hr – with operator
Forklift $75.00/hr – with operator
Welder $75.00/hr – with operator
Truck $.50 per mile

Shepler’s Ship Store

Conveniently located next to the City Marina in Mackinaw City, Shepler’s Ship Store has everything you need to enjoy your boating experience.

Boating Apparel & Gear:

  • Gill Sportswear and Footwear
  • Sperry Topsider Footwear

Marine Supplies:

  • Canadian Charts, Richardson’s Chart Books and accessories, Waterproof Charts
  • 3M Cleaners, Polishes, and Finishes
  • MerCruiser parts and accessories
  • Yanmar parts and accessoriesWesterbeke and Universal parts and accessories
  • Wichard and Harken sailing hardware
  • VHF Radios, hand held and fixed mount
  • Shakespeare Antennas and mounting hardware
  • Marinco Power Accessories
  • West System Products
  • Awlgrip, Interlux, and Pettit Paints and Varnish
  • New England Ropes
  • Polyform Fenders
  • Jabsco Pumps and Impellers.
  • Sherwood Impellers
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Racor Fuel Filters and Accessories
  • Shurhold Cleaning Products
  • Ancor and Blue Sea Systems Electrical Products
  • Fortress Marine Anchors
  • Adult and Children Life Vests
  • Orion Safety Equipment
  • Binoculars
  • Navigation Equipment
  • Nautical Books
  • Fasteners and Hardware

If you’re looking for an item that’s not listed above, please contact us and we will be happy to order it for you!

Winter Storage

September 1 – June 30; periods of excess use will be charged an additional 10% of the winter rate, per month.

Heated $6.95 per sq. ft. (equipment only – all labor is additional)
Inside $4.75 per sq. ft. (equipment only – all labor is additional)
Outside $2.75 per sq. ft. (equipment only – all labor is additional)
Outboard Motors $40.00 – Separate, n/c on boat
Batteries $20.00
Stand Rental $10.00 – per stand
Dingies $50.00 – Separate, n/c on deck