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
5926 Sehmel Dr NW Bldg A, Gig Harbor WA 98332
Joe Gannon - Customer Service
Specializes in Stern Drive - Inboard
One more look at last months questions
Question: Are older fuel lines prone to failure from ethanol-based fuels? What about gaskets?
Answer: During the 1980's, many rubber components for use in fuel systems were developed to withstand exposure to fuels containing ethanol. If rubber components in a fuel system are suspected to be of this vintage or older it may be advisable to replace them with newer ethanol-safe components before using fuels containing ethanol. Check with the manufacturer or dealer for advice or frequently inspect these fuel-systems components for signs of swelling or deterioration and replace if problems are noted.
Question: How can I prevent the propeller from sticking onto the shaft?
Answer: We recommend using a liberal coat of Mercury's 2-4-C or BRP's Triple Guard Grease or an Anti-Corrosion Grease.
Note: Always use the correct mounting hardware and torque the propeller nut to the correct specification. Verify the propeller tightness after 20 hours of operation. DO NOT operate the boat with a loose propeller.
Check back in a couple of months for more Frequently Asked Questions
James Blythe - Technician
Outboards and Sterndrives
Richard Scott - Technician
Specializes in Stern Drives and Inboards
The History behind Lighthouse Marine
Lighthouse Marine Inc. was established in November 1988 on Harborview Drive. Wally’s Marine had previously been at this location for almost 15 years. We started small and have grown into a business serving more than 3,000 customers. Lighthouse Marine is owned and operated by the partnership of Rich and Treva Swanson and Mike and Mary Averill, all living in the Gig Harbor area. When we outgrew our Harborview location in the Spring of 2017, we moved on the other side of the freeway to 5926 Sehmel Dr. NW Unit A, still in Gig Harbor. We have allot more room for boats big and small. Come and check out our new home
Rich and Mike have been in the marine repair business for more than 47 years. Rich began his career at Tiderunner Boats in Gig Harbor and Mike started at Riverside Boat in California. Both bring to the company a wealth of knowledge and experience.
In addition to Mike and Rich, we have 4 marine mechanics and 2 customer service technicians. We receive factory training each year to update our knowledge and skills on the current products that we sell and service. We strive throughout the years to continually update and improve our facility, knowledge, tools and our products. We invite you to call or come by any time. We are here to service you.
Tim Wagoner - Customer Service.
Specializes in Outboards
Mark Corbett our Outboard Technician has been with us at Lighthouse Marine Inc. for over 20 years. We just want to say thank you to Mark for his quality of work, his continued care and concern for our customers and to tell him we appreciate all his hard work and friendship along the way. Thanks Mark!.
We’re committed to providing you with the highest level of service, so you’ll always choose us for your maintenance and repair needs.
For most people, boat maintenance and repair is not fun or convenient. So, we want to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We genuinely care about your boat and your experience, and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their boat needs.
We may not be related, but you’ll feel like we’re family.
Shane Cooper - Technician
Specializes in Rigging
Left to right - Mary Averill - Co-owner, Mike Averill - Co-owner, Rich Swanson - Co-owner, James Blythe - Technician, Mark Corbett - Technician, Richard Scott - Technician, Tim Wagoner - Customer Service
Not pictured: Treva Swanson - Co-owner, Joe Gannon - Customer Service, Shane Cooper - Technician
Rich Swanson and Mike Averill - Owners
Mark Corbett - Technician
Specializes in Outboards
We’re committed to boat and engine repair and service and to serving you with quality and value.
Our mechanics are highly skilled and have years of experience. Most of all: they love boats and care about yours. Whether it’s our quick, quality, friendly service or the honesty and value we bring to every interaction, our customers love us.
Get to know our experienced mechanics. They’ve got tools, skills, and a desire to help. Come see why no shop is as quick, qualified, or convenient as we are.
Lighthouse Marine Inc.