The Brewer Yacht Yard Group is appointing a new general manager at its Barrington, R.I., location, Brewer Cove Haven Marina.
Cove Haven general manager and vice president Michael Keyworth will retire in January and Patrick Peck, the assistant manager for 15 years, will become general manager.
“The entire Brewer organization has benefited from Michael’s efforts over the last 30 years,” Brewer Yacht Yard Group president Rives Potts said in a statement. “We thank him for his many years of service in the boatyard, at Rhode Island Marine Trades Association meetings, working hard for dredging rights and lobbying for fair environmental policies for all marinas, not just Brewer.
“We are proud of his involvement in so many events, including the Volvo and AC 45 racing in Rhode Island, countless Bermuda and other offshore races, and training and certification programs where he shared the Brewer philosophy of quality and service. Michael has been an outstanding contributor to the success of the Brewer brand and company and we shall miss him. We wish Michael fair winds and following seas as he and his wife, Nancy, return to sailing and living aboard Chasseur.”
RIMTA is presenting Keyworth with its first Rising Tide Award at Newport Vineyards in Middletown, R.I., on Nov. 2 for his service to the marine industry.
Peck has been with Brewer for 25 years at the Barrington location.
“We expect the transition to be a seamless one for customers, employees and vendors,” Potts said. “Pat is totally familiar with the operation of the yard and business.”
Chris Ringdahl, who has worked with Keyworth for four years on the service side, will become the assistant manager.