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The exterior of the Boathouse in Super Mario Sunshine
The exterior of the boathouse
The interior of the Boathouse in Super Mario Sunshine
An inside view of the boathouse

The boathouse, also known as the Raccoon Shine Shop[1] and Raccoon Hut,[2] is a location in Super Mario Sunshine. It can be found on the west side of Delfino Plaza at the end of a short dock, and it is run by two Raccoons. After Mario collects his third Shine Sprite, the shop mysteriously vanishes, and a Gatekeeper takes its place. After Mario defeats the Gatekeeper, the shop rises out of the goop, at which point it becomes apparent that Shadow Mario has painted another Rainbow M on the side of the shop, similar to the one he had previously painted on the base of the Grand Pianta Statue. The Rainbow M leads the player to Ricco Harbor when entered.

After the shop rises out of the goop, it is not immediately open for business. However, if the player collects a total of 10 blue coins at a later point in the game, they can return to the shop and exchange the collected blue coins for one Shine Sprite, which is immediately collected by Mario. If the player has fewer than 10 blue coins when they visit this shop, the Raccoon father exclaims that he cannot drop his prices that low, and insists that the player collect more blue coins before he can sell them a Shine Sprite.

The player can have more than just 10 blue coins when they come to this shop, but the blue coins can be traded only in increments of ten. As long as they have enough blue coins to pay the Raccoon father, though, the player can acquire as many Shine Sprites as they want when visiting the shop, as there is no limit on how many blue coins they can spend at once.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボートハウス

Italian Baracca sul mare (in-game)
Casa del Porto (Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia)[3]
Shack on the sea
Port House


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 10.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 29.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 101