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Boatswain's Locker is a supplier of marine propulsion engines, transmissions and drives, auxiliary power, parts and accessories to commercial and recreational marine customers. Boatswain’s Locker is the exclusive distributor in the southwest U.S. and Hawaii for Yanmar marine diesel engines, Kohler diesel generators and Hamilton Water Jet propulsion systems. We also distribute Cox Diesel Outboards and Steyr-Motors commercial marine diesel engines throughout the western region of the US, Alaska, British Columbia, and Western Canada



Boatswain's Locker will be the premier marine engine distribution and service business in the Western United States.


Our mission is to provide the finest recreational and commercial marine engine-driven products available, at competitive prices and with exceptional levels of service and technical support, while always operating in alignment with our Core Values.


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



• Cox Outboards
• Hamilton Jet Systems
• Kohler Commercial Marine Generators
• 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, Vetus, 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 Company Core Values

The following are the Core Values of Boatswain's Locker. All decisions and actions by employees are guided by these principles.

  • 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.

Company Guiding Philosophy

  • Bulid Trust – Build Trust – We understand that the fundamental condition that must exist between people for their interactions to be mutually productive and satisfying is that they must trust one another. Everything hinges on that. Building trust between all people within our organization and with all those outside our organization requires open communication and absolute adherence to our Core Values.
  • Set High Standards of Performance – We understand that to be the leader in our industry requires us to define what greatness is, and then measure our performance against that standard continually.
  • Seek Continuous Improvement – We understand that in order to achieve excellence we must always look for ways to improve everything we do. Every day in every way.
  • Focus on the Customer – We understand that satisfied and loyal customers are our life blood. Our very purpose is to provide them what they need, when they need it.
  • Be a Destination Employer – Our most valuable assets are our employees. We treat each individual with respect and offer opportunities for personal development and professional advancement. We recruit the best people and want them to never wish to leave.
  • Run It Like a Business – We pay constant attention to business fundamentals to ensure profitability for our financial strength, security, and longevity.