Certified, experienced, professional staff to meet all your boating necessities

Starboard Marine was founded in 2004 by Matt Fockler, who worked for 15 years at three major marine dealerships in Northeast Ohio. From this experience, he acquired a broad range of skills and experience servicing new and used boats.

Matt Fockler - Owner & Lead Technician

Indmar Inboard Engines

  • Certified Electronic Fuel Injection Technician

Volvo Penta

  • EGC with Drive Introduction
  • Electronic Fuel Injection Certification
  • DP-S/SX Drive Certification
  • VPA-EVC-C2 Certification
  • VPA-SX/DPS-A Certification
  • VPA-Catalyst Engine Operation and Diagnosis


  • MerCruiser EFI-I
  • MerCruiser EFI-II
  • MerCruiser EFI-II Plus
  • Hydraulics – Theory & Operation
  • The Science of Fuels and Lubes
  • Fuel Systems II
  • Certification in MerCruiser Sterndrives


  • Stern Drive Vertical Drive Servicing
  • Stern Drive EFI
  • Fishing Group Service Training Program
  • Outboard Systems Serivcing

MiniCraft University, Wildwood, FL

  • General Fiberglass Repair
  • Heavy-Duty Fiberglass Repair
  • Color Tinting and Gelcoat Repair


  • 1991-1993
    Auto-marine repair technician at local lake marina
  • 1993-1998
    Marine repair technician & new boat prep for former large Canton area boat dealer
  • 1998-2004
    Marine repair technician, new boat prep, delivery, and lake demos for large Medina boat dealer

Today Starboard Marine is the area’s best-trained and experienced fiberglass boat repair specialist, offering fully certified service for MerCruiser, Volvo Penta and OMC Cobra. We also provide comprehensive fiberglass boat refurbishment ranging from major reconstruction to commercial repair to bottom painting.

William Fockler – Consultant

  • 40+ years: body paint and cosmetic refinishing

David Carr – Office Manager

  • 6 years experience as winterizing technician in
    fall/winter season
  • Technician
  • Customer service

As a fellow boat enthusiast, Matt knows the importance of having your boat available for those nice summer days that are gone before you know it. He strives to provide service and value that surpass the competition. And because of his passion for boating, Matt is detail-oriented and thorough in his service and workmanship. That’s why the majority of Starboard’s new customers have come on board as referrals from a host of satisfied customers.

“First class job on a transom rebuild, tune up, and other mechanical work. Work was done in a very timely manner and I was kept informed of my options every step of the way. I will definitely be a repeat customer. 5 stars.”Jim M, Massillon, OH
What our customers have to say
“…in our 20-plus years of boat ownership, Starboard Marine has proven itself time and time again over the competition…”
Mark and Judy Juenemann, Louisville, OH
“…we couldn’t be more content with Starboard Marine’s service. Their knowledge and professional manner are assets that have made our problems manageable…”
Rob and Lisa Frock, North Canton, OH
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