Stamford, Conn. — The Hinckley Co. 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, Conn., yard. Manion will report to Chief Operating Officer Mike Arieta in Portsmouth, R.I.
A two-time member of the U.S. Sailing Team, Manion has a long history servicing high-end yachts in the region with Derecktor Shipyard in Mamaroneck, N.Y., as lead service manager and with Brewer Yacht Haven Marina in Stamford and Oakcliff U.S. Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, N.Y. “We are excited to open in Stamford our seventh Yacht Service location in the U.S. 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.