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Sonny's Marina and Cafe was started in 1952 by Vernon Ford as Boone's Creek Marina. In 1957 Dean and Katherine Cothran purchased the marina, together they worked to improve the business. In 1983 Dean Cothran died, at that time Katherine Cothran (Mama Kat) and her son Sonny ran it until 1988. Sonny Cothran then bought out his mother and became the sole owner, and that's where the name originated. In 1996 Sonny sold the business.
The present owners are proud to own a premier property in the Tri Cities that provides a recreational facility here at home. We had a vision to improve and enhance the property to better serve our local residents and visitors to our area.
Sonny's is the oldest continuously operating marina on Boone Lake. We are a full service marina. We offer a Certified Service Dept.,Indoor and Outdoor Storage, Trailer Storage, Boat Cleaning/Detailing, Lake Calls, Covered, Uncovered and Lift Slips,Fueling Station, Pontoon Rentals, Marina Store complete with a Parts Dept.(Mercury,MerCruiser, Evinrude/Johnson and others) the added bonus to this property is Sonny's Cafe! Our Cafe is well known for Good Food, Great Atmosphere, Friendly Service and The Area's Best Live Entertainment.
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