Hinckley Yacht Services Portsmouth, Rhode Island Named ‘Boatyard of the Year’ by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Assocation

PORTSMOUTH, RI (February 12, 2018) —  American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) has named Hinckley Yacht Services Portsmouth “Boatyard of the Year.” The award is given to the one boatyard nationwide that has demonstrated excellence in all facets of business through commitment to customer relations, effective leadership, positive vendor and employee relations, and a quality product.

Situated on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, Hinckley Yacht Services Portsmouth is just six miles from Newport, a historic destination renowned for its waterfront appeal and enjoyable coast that draws visitors from around the world. As Rhode Island’s full-service yacht yard, Hinckley Yacht Services Portsmouth draws clients from across the Northeast to its 15 acre full-service facility.

“You’ll find a dedication to delivering the absolute best in every member of our team” said Tim Shields, Vice President, Hinckley Yacht Services. “We work tirelessly each day to provide the best quality work and also the best experience for our Hinckley owners and owners of other yacht brands. The long-lasting relationships we develop with our clients are the best proof of our approach,” Shields said. “For each yacht that enters our care, we treat it as if it were our own.”

“At Hinckley, we don’t take shortcuts,” said Mike Arieta, Chief Operating Officer. “From our new builds to our Jet Boat Service Packages, we know that there are easier and faster ways to complete the job but at Hinckley there is only one way – the best way. This mindset runs company-wide and it’s the reason we proudly stand behind the work we do. We know we’ve done our absolute best.”

With the opening of its new service location in Stamford, Connecticut in Q4 2017, Hinckley Yacht Services has grown to eight yards along the East Coast of the United States. For Hinckley owners, the Jetboat Service Program can qualify their yacht for the world’s most successful Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program upon resale. “We service all makes and models of boats, but nobody knows a Hinckley quite like we do,” said Arieta. “We build them, we store them, we service them, and they command the best resale value on the brokerage market because of it. When your yacht is regularly cared for by one of our service yards, we know that the most obsessive and passionate people have cared for it.”

About The Hinckley Company:

The Hinckley Company’s roots are deep in the soil of Maine boatbuilding. The company, founded in 1928 to build and care for the boats of the local lobstermen, has been in continuous operation building such classics as the Bermuda 40 and the Picnic Boat. Henry Hinckley set the course with the Bermuda 40 in the early 1960s when he crafted her stunning lines out of a radical, new material, fiberglass. This combination of elegant form, material innovation and brilliant attention to finishing detail set the course Hinckley has been on ever since in the pleasure boat business.

Today, Hinckley builds Jetboats and sailboats from 29 to 55 feet and supports its owners and other yachtsmen with its network of service yards from Maine to Florida. Two other distinguished boat builders, Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts, were acquired in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

For information please visit www.hinckleyyachts.com

Media Contacts:

Pete Saladino | 917-843-4187 | psaladino@hinckleyyachts.com