Tim Shields

As a lifelong passionate fisherman and sailor, Tim enjoys all aspects of being on the water with family and friends. As a child growing up in Seabright NJ, Tim and his family spent every weekend aboard their sportfish prowling the waters in search of fun and family memories. Today, Tim and his wife Robin sail aboard a 1966 Alden-designed yawl out of their hometown Marion, MA.  Their 2 children are the fourth generation to grow up on the family sailboat, cruising the waters of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard/Nantucket Sounds.

Prior to joining the marine industry, Tim spent 15 years in the apparel business working for Bill Blass, Arnold Palmer, and Patagonia.  His prior background as a director of Marketing led him to eventually combine his professional life and passion for yachting at a local Cape Cod Boatyard.  For 5 years he was responsible for managing service, marina, and marketing efforts for a full-service yacht yard. 

Tim joined The Hinckley Company in 2013 as the Director of Customer Service. In this role, he supported the service yards in the areas of customer satisfaction and retention, marketing support, and business development.  After several years supporting the yards, Tim went to work on the boat building side of the business responsible for new yacht delivery, training, and providing high-level support to the customer during their first year of ownership.  Tim went on to become the General Manager of the Portsmouth service yard for several years.  Under Tim’s leadership in 2018, the yard received ABBRA (American Boat Builders and Repair Association).

“Boatyard of the year” award.  Tim went on to eventually become the Vice President of Service, running the division for 3 years before transitioning to his role as Sales Director/Broker.

Tim is a licensed USCG Captain and a certified marine service manager.  He serves as a board member of ABBRA.  He is an avid fisherman, sailor, dog trainer, and motorcycle traveler.