Gage Marine Student Sponsorship Award

GLBBS is proud to announce our second Sponsorship Award, available to students enrolled in the Marine Service Technology Program at GLBBS for 2023-24. One student will be chosen for the $10,000 award for attending the 2023-24 program.  Upon graduation, the student agrees to work for Gage Marine for a period of one year for pay and benefits valued at over $50,000.

Students must be admitted into the Marine Service Technology Program at GLBBS by June 11th, have earned a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or completed their GED program, must be willing to sign a pre-employment agreement with Gage Marine for one year, and must submit two letters of reference (online through the sponsorship application or sent directly to GLBBS by June 11th).

Complete the sponsorship application form and submit two letters of reference by June 11, 2023.

The top three students will be notified by June 24th and must complete the pre-employment testing for Gage Marine.  The students will be interviewed by the Selection Committee  between July 5th to 8th. The winner will be announced July 15th.  The winner will receive 1/3 of the $10,000 award each semester, beginning Fall 2023, then Spring 2024 and Summer 2024.


  • Student will sign a Pre-Employment Agreement with Gage Marine upon acceptance of the Sponsorship Award.
  • Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester while attending GLBBS (attend a minimum of 90% of courses and earn a minimum GPA of 2.0).
  • Student must visit Gage Marine during fall semester to tour facility and meet staff.
  • Spring and Summer semester awards may be cancelled if the student indicates need to cancel pre-employment contract, fails to meet SAP, or is unable to fulfill the work commitment of the award.


  • Provide free housing for student for up to one year of employment.
  • Provide $1500 sign-on bonus to cover moving and relocation expenses.
  • Provide $20.00 per hour wage for full-time employment commencing upon student’s graduation.
  • Provide student full benefits – health insurance, 401K, paid vacation and personal time off, employee discounts, yearly paid ongoing training, senior mentoring program, free uniforms and $200 yearly allowance for tools.

Gage Marine can trace its roots in Lake Geneva back to 1873 and the launching of the original Lady of the Lake. Prior to the road system making its way around the lake, our excursion boats were the best way for visitors and lakefront homeowners to get to various resorts and homes. In 1916, the Cruise Line purchased the property in Williams Bay as a service and winter storage facility for their fleet of boats. It didn’t take long for boat owners to start bringing their boats to our facility for their service needs. In 1958, the Gage family bought the excursion business and kicked the marina facility into high gear. We immediately started designing and building the Gage-Hacker which was produced from 1961 to 1969. In 1960, we began selling Boston Whalers, largely because of the safety and unsinkable status that makes them world-famous today. We introduced the first indoor storage facility to the area in the 1960s and, in the 70s, we brought the only travel lift onto the lake. We’ve invested in the finest equipment for servicing and restoring boats, and employ nearly 50 seasoned professionals to serve you year-round. You’ll find the most highly-trained service technicians, our own fiberglass shop, woodshop, metal shop, and proper haul-out facilities. There is a reason why Hinckley Yachts, the most technologically advanced boat builder in the United States, picked us to be one of only two service partners in the world! We currently sell Boston Whaler, Bennington, Chris Craft, Master Craft, and Monterey boats. Gage Marine continues to run the Lake Geneva Cruise Line featuring a fleet of 8 unique boats. In 2012 Gage Marine opened up Pier 290 restaurant making it the
only restaurant on Lake Geneva.