About Us

Starboard Marine Repair is a full service marine repair facility that specializes in stern drive and inboard boat repairs. We offer a full line of mechanial as well as extensive comestic and structural repais on fiberglass and wood boats.

Starboard Marine Repair was founded in 2004 by Matt Fockler, who previously worked for 15 years at three major marine dealerships in Northeast Ohio, where he acquired a broad range of skills and experience servicing new and used boats. Matt and his staff have gained a family of satisfied customers by offering honest and quality service. That’s why the majority of Starboard’'s new customers have come on board as referrals from a host of satisfied customers. Our family of satisfied customers are not only from northeast Ohio, but the entire state. We have serviced boats from neighboring states as well as Canada.

As fellow boat enthusiasts, Matt and his staff know the importance of having your boat available for those summer days that are gone before you know it. We strive to provide prompt service and value that surpasses the competition.

Staffed by trained, experienced, factory-trained technicians, our service facility features four service bays, a paint booth, fully equipped wood shop, 3-ton overhead crane, hydraulic boat lifts, on-site dynometer testing and the latest computer diagnostics equipment.

Our team

Matt Fockler

Owner and Lead Technician with 22 years in the marine industry.

David Carr

Marine technician, Customer service and 15 years in business management.

Doug Schario

Certified Mercruiser technician.  Over 30 years experiance in marine repair.

Starboard Marine Repair Certifications

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
  • Warranty policy and procedures North America
  • VPA-Catalyst engine operation and diagnosis
  • Corrosion fundamentals
  • Cooling system fundementals


  • 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, Florida

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

Certified DuPont Marine finishes application

AwlGrip Yacht Paint application