Here at Junius Ship Shape we strive to keep your boat in pristine condition. Cletus Junius, the owner, has served New Orleans and the Gulf Coast for over 30 years. He has five employees (from left to right) Stephen LeBell, Steven DeFerrari, Beau Morse, and Damian Junius (bottom right). Aurora Junius is his bookkeeper and has been since he started the business in 1987.
The business started in 1987 and has grown immensely since then. Junius Ship Shape started in he and his wife's office in their first home. Now the business is located on Lakeshore Drive, where jobs can be done at the shop or on-site.
Cletus is the youngest of seven children who were all born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a Jesuit High School and Spring Hill College Alumnus.
After graduating college, he moved to Cape Cod to run a yacht that spent its summers in New England and its winters in the Caribbean. Through these three years his love for boats increased, but he knew he wanted to be back home. He moved back to New Orleans in 1987, and his dreams came true when he opened Junius Ship Shape in that same year. The following year the business was incorporated.
Own a racing sailboat? Junius Ship Shape specializes in sailboat rigging and race hardware. We are here to meet all your sailboat racing needs.
The staff at Junius Ship Shape also specializes in Electronic installations, A/C units, D/C panels, Transfer switches, Mufflers, Generators, etc. Some of their jobs also include restorations; such as sanding, painting, varnishing, and boat bottom cleaning. The team at Junius Ship Shape is always up for a challenge, so if there is something you want done to your boat; but do not see it up here, then give us a call and let’s see what we can do about it.
Cletus and his staff have a goal of keeping your boat ship shape. Give us a call or email us today!