About Us - We Are Your Experienced Boat Mechanics

We Are A Long-term Business

We are comitted to providing you with the highest level of service, so you will 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.


The History behind Lighthouse Marine

Lighthouse Marine Inc. was established in November 1988 on Harborview Drive in downtown Gig Harbor.  We started small and have grown into a business serving more than 3,500 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.

Marine Experience

Rich and Mike have been in the marine repair business for more than 49 years each.  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. We are your Experienced Boat Mechanic

In addition to Mike and Rich, we have 2 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. 

   Owners - Rich Swanson & Mike Averill
Owners - Rich Swanson & Mike Averill

We’re committed to boat and engine service and repair, and 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.

Meet our Team

Mark Corbett


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. 

Richard Scott


Richard Scott has been with us for over 10 years.  He brings to Lighthouse a wealth of knowledge and is our sterndrive/Inboard expert.  He is definitely our Volvo Guru.  Thanks Richard for sharing your expertise with our customers.

Tim Wagoner


Tim Wagoner is one of Customer Service Technicians, he takes pride in helping our customers get what they are looking for their boat needs.  He specializes in Outboard sales.  Thanks Tim for being such a pivotal part of our team.  Tim has been with us for over 5 years

Joe Gannon


Joe Gannon is also a Customer Service Technician.  Joe brings a wealth of knowledge on Sterndrives and Inboards. He is your go-to person if you are looking to service, repair or a re-power your sterndrive or inboard.  He has been with for over 5 years.  Thanks Joe, for always looking out for the best for our customers needs.

Clint Fretz


Clint is new to Lighthouse Marine, he is quick and eager to learn.  He brings with him knowledge of rigging, and servicing of outboards and sterndrives.  Welcome to our Lighthouse team Clint.

The new BRP G2 - Custom colors


The new BRP G2 Outboard has custom colors you can order to match your boat or your mood.  G2 comes in 115hp to 300hp

Career Opportunity

 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.