Even the best cruise has to come to an end. After 27 terrific years Dave Perry is retiring. Since 1990 Dave has been at the helm of Robinhood Yacht Sales and an invaluable and much loved member of the Robinhood family. His involvement with Cape Dory (which was based at Robinhood) goes back even further – he was national sales manager for the well-known and prolific production boat builder for ten years. Dave was also a partner in Coastal Yachts. All told, he has over 50 years in the marine industry – which he says is enough! Any customer or colleague who has worked with Dave would disagree, but we wish him well as he can now spend more time with his wife Susie – and their Cape Dory 27 Frolic.
Fortunately, taking over for Dave will be Gordon Reed. Gordon not only has impressive marine industry credentials, but a history at Robinhood as well. He spent 10 years as Service and then Operations Manager here before working as a Charter broker for Ed hamilton and Co. and running his own marine consulting business. He has been a project manager on major refits as well as a marine surveyor and is a USCG licensed captain. It’s hard to imagine someone with better qualifications to run our yacht brokerage. He is also a nice guy, which will help! We look forward to Gordon taking Robinhood Yachts Sales to new destinations.