Tel: 253-858-7280 or 253-858-8160

5926 Sehmel Dr NW Bldg A, Gig Harbor WA 98332

 We now offer financing through Sheffield Financial to help you purchase your new BRP Evinrude motor.  Ask for Tim, and he will get you started or go to to apply for your new BRP motor. 

Career Opportunities

We are in search of an experienced Outboard and Stern Drive Technician.  If that is you, or if you know of someone, tell them to stop by and say hello, and we can talk about becoming part of our team.

BRP's New Evinrude G2.

Why Choose Us?

Welcome to Lighthouse Marine Inc.

We Moved - Our new address is

5926 Sehmel Dr. NW Unit A, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

253-858-7280 or 253-858-8160

Joe Gannon

Joe Gannon has been with us at Lighthouse for about 5 years.

He is a great asset to our company as one of our customer service technicians.  With Joe at the front desk, he is one of the first people you will talk to for pricing, scheduling, and/or check the progress on your boat.  He is our go to guy for Stern Drive and Inboard pricing and scheduling repairs, maintenance or new installs.   Joe helps us run smooth and keeps our technicians busy.

Call Joe for any questions for scheduling your stern drive or inboard engine.

253-858-7280 or 253-858-8160



Our customers ask the best questions

Question: I accidentally reversed the battery connections when I reinstalled the battery.  What potential damage could I have caused?

Answer:  We strongly recommend that you bring it in and have an authorized dealer inspect the boat, motor and accessories inspected before returning it to service.  The potential damage will vary from model to model.  Although there is some protection for each component, limitations do exist.

The first item to check is the fuse or fuseable link.  Most models have some type of protection in the circuits.  You can replace the fuse with the correct size and test the system.  If the fuse fails again, dealer involvement is recommended.

Other items on the engine that may be damaged include, but are not limited to:  voltage regulators, rectifiers, tachometer, Electronic Control Module (ECM), isolation diodes, and melted wiring.  Boat-related items may include radios, radar, lights, wiring, etc.

Again, we highly recommend you bring in your boat and have us or another authorized dealer take a look at it for testing.

When you do correct the battery connections, we highly recommend lock nuts and tighten them wrench tight not just hand tight, a loose connection can also cause many problems.

Question:  What is phase separation and how do I deal with it?
Answer: If significant amounts of water are present in a fuel tank with gasoline that contains ethanol, the water will be drawn into the fuel until the saturation point is reached for the three-component mixture of water + gasoline + ethanol.  Beyond this level of water, phase separation could cause most of the ethanol and water to separate from the bulk fuel and drop to the bottom of the tank, leaving gasoline with a significantly reduced level of ethanol in the upper phase. If the lower phase of water and ethanol is large enough to reach the fuel inlet, it could be pumped directly to the engine and cause significant problems.  Even if the ethanol water phase at the bottom of the tank is not drawn into the fuel inlet, the reduced ethanol level of the fuel reduces the octane rating by as much as 3 octane numbers, which could result in engine problems.

The level at which phase separation can occur is determined by a number of variables, including the amount of ethanol, the composition of the fuel, the temperature of the environment and the presence of contaminants.  It is very important (A) that the system is inspected for significant quantities of water in the tank before using gasoline with ethanol and (B) the tank needs to be totally drained to limit exposure of the fuel tank the excess water.  Otherwise, engine problems could occur.


Last months FAQ are on our About Us page

We Love to Work on Boats

Our mechanics come to work smiling and are happy to turn a wrench. They have a passion for boat engine repair and are fully qualified to work on yours.

Our Promise to You

We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of repair size or difficulty.

Employee Spotlight

We are an Authorized and Certified Dealer for:

Certified Yamaha 5-Star Dealer

Certified Mercuryand Mercruiser Dealer since 1988

Certified Bombardier - OMC, Johnson, Evinrude Dealer since 1988

Certified Volvo Service

Lighthouse Marine Inc.

Pleasurable Boating and Getting You Out on the Water Is Our Goal

5926 Sehmel Dr. NW Bldg A, Gig Harbor,  WA  98332


253-858-7280  *  253-858-8160

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Looking for a boat mechanic you can trust?  Look no further!

We are the most qualified boat engine repair team in the area.  Our experienced technicians and staff are here to help you with your boating needs.  We use the latest diagnostic technology to provide high-quality service.  We also offer many preventative maintenance options.  It's the convenient way to keep your boat healthy.  From cowling to propeller, from tongue jack to trailer brakes, we've got you covered.  We know what we're doing, and we're dedicated to keeping you safe on the water.  Your satisfaction is our highest priority.

On our service pages we list just a few of our maintenance service items, you can choose to do as much or as little, to fit within your budget and needs.  Costs vary depending upon horsepower and installation details of your engine.

Outboards At "Out of this

world" prices

We have Mercury, Yamaha and Evinrude engines at awesome prices, to get you excited to go boating again.  Our 2018 Mercury outboards are here and are listed on our Outboard page, we have 1 2017 Mercury model left to blow out at a great price.  We have 2018 Evinrude and Yamaha Outboards at very competitive prices.  And of course, if we don't have what you need in stock, we can gladly order it for you.  We have a list of all available in-stock motors, new and used on our Outboard Blow Out Page.   Give us a call to get your new engine today

253-858-7280 or 253-858-8160

Boat Engine Repair

There are many situations and things that can go wrong with your boat and keep you from being safe on the water.  We're equipped to handle repairs on Evinrude, Johnson, Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo and Yamaha and gas powered inboard engines.  Whether you just need a service, water pump replaced or a complete engine overhaul, we're an excellent fit for your repair needs.  We'll fix it right the first time and get you back on the water.

Lighthouse Marine Inc.