Leo and Rob saw the need to bring good quality service to the Kawartha Lakes area, at an affordable price. so in the spring of 2014 they created Mechanics On The Trent.

As Rob and Leo wanted a home base, they choose to set up shop at the Moorings Marina on Sturgeon Lake.

Although not officially part of the marina staff, they can normally be found around the property and are always willing to help the boaters with whatever needs they may have. 


Rob Owen

Robert Owen has been servicing boats on the Trent Severn Waterway since 1995, he is a graduate from the Marine Technology course at Georgian college in 2000. Rob has been both a Mercruiser stern drive and Mercury outboard certified technician, as well as a Cat Master mechanic. Rob is also talented with fibreglass/gel coat, electrical systems and has an excellent overall knowledge of all mechanics on your vessel. He is life long boater himself, understanding the needs and service required for boaters on the waterways.

Leo Groenendyk

Leo Groenendyk been servicing boats since 1973. He is well versed at trouble shooting in all areas of boating, as well as servicing and repairing. In 1981 Leo was awarded the highest honour from Mercury Marine as a Master Mercury Outboard as well as Mercruiser Stern Drive Mechanic and has kept the honour to this day. He is also factory trained with Volvo Penta as well as O.M.C. Cobra. In 1981 Leo received his Certificate of Qualification as an Ontario Boat Motor Mechanic. With over 40 years of experience, he has been often referred to as one of the best Marine Mechanics on the Trent.