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Boatswain's Locker is a major supplier of marine propulsion engines, transmissions and drives, auxiliary power, parts and accessories to commercial and recreational marine customers in the southwest U.S. and Hawaii.

Boatswain’s Locker® provides sales, service, support and warranty for:



• Yanmar Marine Diesel Engines
• MerCruiser Sterndrives
• MerCruiser Inboards
• Mercury QuickParts
• Kohler Marine Generators
• Hamilton Jet Systems
• Jabsco Pumps
• Kobelt Marine Parts
• ZF-Hurth Transmissions



• Hamilton Jet Systems
• Kohler Commercial Marine Generators
• Scania Commercial engines
• Steyr-Motors Commercial Engines
• ZF-Hurth Transmissions


We stock leading brand parts and accessories for Borg Warner, Buck Algonquin, Centek, Drivesaver, Faria, Groco, Hurth, Jabsco, Johnson, Kobelt, Parker-Racor, Sherwood, Shields, Stewart Warner, Teleflex, Universal, VDO, and much more. Remember, when you need parts give us a call first!

We always support everything we sell.


Our History

Boatswain's Locker began as a boatyard in 1939. In the early 1960’s, in addition to being a service facility, Boatswain’s Locker began selling and installing engines, and they soon became the repowering specialists for the Newport Harbor boating community.

In 1986, the business was sold to Dan Gribble. Dan grew up in the boatyard, working on weekends and during summer vacations, learning everything about the business from the ground up. He staffed the company with energetic personnel who share his views of providing quality customer service. Over the years, Boatswain’s Locker has grown to become one of the most respected marine distributors in the Southwestern United States.


Commitment to the Boating Community

Boatswain’s is very active in the boating community - besides sponsoring Start Me Up and Alliance, both sport fishing boats, at various events and tournaments - the company is a major sponsor of “Kids for Fishing,” a program that provides children with the opportunity to go boating and learn to fish - as well as the “Governor’s Cup,” a sailboat regatta that enables young men and women around the world to compete in sailing competitions.

In addition, Boatswain’s Locker supports the “Catalina Conservancy,” by working together with the community to keep Catalina Island clean and pristine.


Boatswain’s Core Values

One of many contributing factors to the success of Boatswain’s Locker is the nearly 500 years of combined experience by the team that runs the day-to-day business. For over 65 years, Boatswain’s Locker has provided Quality Sales & Service of marine engine products and parts to the Southern California boating community. Our company is committed to a set of “CORE VALUES” that drive the company.

Boatswain’s Locker Core Values

The decisions and actions of all employees are guided by the principles of:

  • Integrity: Always doing the right thing.
  • Trust: Doing what you say you are going to do.
  • Honesty: Telling the truth, even when it is difficult.
  • Teamwork: Working together toward a common goal.
  • Accountability: Taking 100% responsibility for all behaviors and decisions.
  • Quality: Meeting or exceeding internal and external customer’s expectations and requirements.