Hinckley announces service expansion into Annapolis

Publish date:

Hinckley Yacht Services today announced an expansion in the Chesapeake Bay area with the opening of a yard in Annapolis, Md.

The expansion builds upon Hinckley’s Eastern Shore facility in Oxford, Md., and adds a location closer to the metropolitan markets of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The new yard, situated on 4 acres in a sheltered area of Whitehall Creek just north of Annapolis, can store and service up to 200 boats. With a water depth of 12 feet, it can accommodate yachts up to 50 feet and has a 35-ton Marine Travelift and hydraulic trailer.

Charlie Petosa, who has service experience as former chief operating officer of Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships, joined Hinckley Yacht Services to lead the yard.

Petosa also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Ocean Marine Yacht Center, as a board member of the U.S. Superyacht Association and led West Marine’s expansion into the superyacht segment with West Marine Megayacht Supply.

“As we celebrate our 90th anniversary this year, our yacht services business has been growing rapidly, and owners continue to see real value in our craftsmanship and expertise,” Hinckley Co. CEO Peter O’Connell said in a statement.

Hinckley’s investment in Annapolis follows investments in climate-controlled storage in Southwest Harbor, Maine, in 2017 and in Stuart, Fla., earlier this year.

Hinckley Yacht Services in Stamford, Conn., opened in late 2017.


A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.