170 Sinclair Marina Road
Miledgeville, Georgia 31061
Boy do we have a lot of exciting stuff to tell you. Remember when Sinclair Marina was the oldest marina on the lake and it was in need of a LOT of love? We have completed an enormous renovation of the old marina and are proud to say that the oldest marina on the lake is now also the newest. We’re not just the newest. We are a full service, state-of-the-art marina that you and your family deserve. We get that you work hard. We figure you want to play hard too. In a nutshell, that’s what we help you do and frankly, it is what drives us to do what we do. After a fun day on the lake, the last thing you should have to do is cut the day short to give yourself time to clean up and tend to your boat and lake toys. And you definitely shouldn’t have to clean up and make the family wait around while you tinker with the motor or dump the trash. Our goal is to free you from the unpleasant tasks that go along with boating so you and your family can maximize your time together doing happy, fun things.
It might seem far-fetched, but everyone here thrives on taking care of all the unpleasant stuff so you don’t have to. When we see you and your family laughing and smiling at the end of the day, we know our mission was achieved. And as your four legged friend gallops to the car with a treat from us in his mouth, we are certain we have done something good. We even send your little shipmates on their way with a delicious Freeze Pop. On us!!!
We like the water. A lot. A whole lot, in fact. We like the water so much that we want everyone to be able to enjoy it as much as we do and have built our business to see to it that our customers can still afford to enjoy a day on the lake.
We also respect the water. We cherish this resource and are determined to protect it. We are committed to nationally recognized Clean Water programs to ensure that our marina does no harm to the environment we love so much.
So now you know what we think and what drives us, but who are we, really? Let's meet the crew!
I am a native of Douglasville, Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Shortly after graduation in 1993, I had a great opportunity to work with my brother-in-law and his business partner to help build a business from the ground up. Fortunately, all that experience carries over to my work at Sinclair Marina. Here, our goal is to make sure Sinclair Marina is one of the best marinas in the Southeast. We are focused on developing “Raving Fans” of the marina. Growing up, I spent many summers with family members in Michigan on the lake learning all about fishing, boating and lake living. I first boated on Lake Sinclair in the 80’s and now have a lot on the north end of the lake. I enjoy spending every day at the lake working with our customers at Sinclair Marina. I live in Athens with my wife Kelli and our two children, Joseph and Klaire. The family stays busy with school, church and sports activities, but is always up for an opportunity to go to the lake and enjoy a boat ride.
I'm Jeff Gabriel, also known as Gabe, which is the nickname I picked up while attending Southwest DeKalb High School. I started my under graduate studies at DeKalb College and from there, I went to seminary to study Theology. It was during this time that I met my wife, Lisa Kirk. Lisa and I have been married for over 31 years and we have 3 awesome children.
I grew up in a town just outside of Helen in Habersham County, Georgia. I was pretty much raised in the water and bought my first motorized watercraft (a Jet Ski) when I was just 15 years old. Looking back, it was likely at that time that I knew what I was going to do for a living when I grew up. I had always been one of those kids who took things apart just to see how they worked and to see if I could put them back together. So when I got the Jet Ski, it was pretty much, "hmmmm, I wonder how this thing works." So I took it apart, figured out how it worked, and then carefully put it back together. And it worked! My dad had already instilled a healthy respect for mechanical things in me, and with this experience, I knew I was destined to fix things. Because I loved boats and things that zoom around on the lake, it made sense to specialize in fixing boats. I was always a very driven kid so when I was old enough, I enrolled in and subsequently graduated from North Georgia Technical College where I focused on learning everything I could about mechanics. Shortly after college, I really got into boat racing on Lake Lanier and eventually started applying my God given talent of fixing things to the marine industry. And that is how I ended up at Sinclair Marina.
Matt Henry has been bass fishing competitively since 1999, when he was just 11 years old. Fishing has been a part of his life since he was a young boy learning techniques used by his father. Matt joined the Junior Bass Busters, the first youth bass club established in Georgia, based out of Conyers in 1999. He fished with the youth club until he graduated high school in 2006. In that time frame he won (3) Georgia Junior State Championships, and fished in (3) Junior World Championships where he represented the State of Georgia.