Hinckley announces service expansion into Annapolis

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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.