Hinckley Yacht Services Begins Operations in Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT — The Hinckley Company announced today that Hinckley Yacht Services Stamford is now open for business and will begin hauling yachts for the winter storage season this October. Peter Manion has joined Hinckley as the General Manager of the Stamford, Connecticut yard. Manion will report into Chief Operating Officer Mike Arieta in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
A two-time member of the US Sailing Team, Manion has a long history servicing high end yachts in the region with Derecktor Shipyard in Mamaroneck, NY as lead service manager and with Brewer Yacht Haven Marina in Stamford, CT and Oakcliff US Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, NY. “We are excited to open in Stamford our 7th Yacht Service location in the US. The New York metropolitan area is an important market for us and a wonderful opportunity to extend our service relationship with our customers. We service both Hinckley Yachts and other brands at the absolute highest level in the industry”.
Hinckley Yacht Services has kicked off its operation in Stamford by sponsoring the 83rd Vineyard Race, the perennial Labor Day classic organized by Stamford Yacht Club. Begun in 1932, the Vineyard Race has consistently attracted the finest sailors and fastest yachts.
About The Hinckley Company:
The Hinckley Company’s roots are deep in 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.