A B O U T    U S

Convenience The Boat Pro comes to you, so you do not have to worry about driving your boat across the lake or hauling it to the nearest service center.  This saves you valuable time and fuel expense.

Experience – With over 30 years experience, The Boat Pro provides the most senior staff around the lake.

Service – The Boat Pro offers a wide variety of services including maintenance and repair of MerCruiser®, Volvo Penta®, PCM/Crusader®, and Indmar® gas engines.  MerCruiser® certified.

Quality – The Boat Pro takes pride in its work.  If there is something that we can’t handle we will let you know and suggest another professional for your needs.

Commitment – The Boat Pro stands behind its work and offers a 60 day warranty on all service. 

Satisfaction – From scheduling your appointment to reviewing the repairs completed we make sure you are informed and agree to all work to be performed.  We ensure that you are given an accurate estimate of costs.


Founded in 2005, The Boat Pro is aimed to be the premier marine maintenance company on Lake Sidney Lanier.  As owner and founder of The Boat Pro, Inc., Stephen Gardner is excited to bring a new level of maintenance and repair service to boat owners in the area. 

Stephen Gardner – President/Founder of The Boat Pro, Inc.

With over 30 years of experience in the boating industry, Stephen Gardner takes great pride in his work.  Born in Indiana, Steve followed in the foot steps of his father, Francis (Sid) Gardner (a 36 year service retiree) to work at Starcraft Boat Manufacturing in both Goshen and Topeka, Indiana.  Steve was with Starcraft for 15 years and during that time worked and supervised in the dash, instrumentation, stern drive, and optional equipment departments.

With his dislike of the harsh cold Indiana weather, Steve and his wife, Jeanne, decided to move to the west coast where his wife’s family resided.  Steve began his career as a marine technician in 1990 at SeaRay of Las Vegas.  Steve quickly became one of the top mechanics in Las Vegas within 5 years and grew fond of working on cruisers and motor yachts on Lake Mead.  Steve gained extensive in-board experience working on ski boats for several years at San Ramon Boat Center in San Ramon, California where he also worked on the top Cobalt boat line. 

The family moved to the Atlanta area in the summer of 1997 and Steve started working on Lake Lanier with JOA Marine.  During this time Steve serviced Carver, Silverton, and Cruisers lines of motor yachts as the Senior Motor Yacht Technician for JOA.  Steve also spent a great deal of time working on MasterCraft ski boats and obtained a MasterCraft Master Mechanic Certification.

Today Steve is dedicated to making The Boat Pro, the number one customer-satisfaction repair service for Lake Lanier boaters.  With his attention to detail and his tenacity for quality, Steve is committed to providing the best level of care and customer service.