February 2016 | Down East Yachting

Ricky: 5 years with Sabre Yachts

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Ricky is a difficult man to pin down here at Sabre Yachts – when I first set out to find him for this interview I was told (jokingly) that the best place to look was the corner of Route 35 and Hawthorne Rd., because Ricky’s frequent trips between the two ends of the facility meant he would pass by there sooner rather than later. In all seriousness, however, Ricky’s excellent work ensures that materials are where associates need them, when they need them, and keeps the production lines running smoothly. In thanks for his five years of hard work, we decided to get to know Ricky a little better.

Tell me about something that was difficult, but made you a better person:

Serving in the United States Marine Corps.

What did you do after the Marine Corps?

I went south and started building boats for Boston Whaler.

What brought you north again?

I started having chest pains and discovered I had a pulmonary embolism. It was successfully treated, but after that it just felt like time to come home and be closer to family.

I finally tracked Ricky down at his work station

What is your dream car?

’67 Chevy Camaro

Pepsi or Coke?

Pepsi

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Nuremberg, Germany. I was born there while my father was in the service, and I’ve always been interested in going back to visit.

If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one thing, what would you keep and why?

My rifle.

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

Always treat women with respect, and not as objects.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Pern series by Ann McCaffrey. A buddy of mine got me hooked while we served in Desert Storm together.

What super power would you like to have?

X-Ray vision (just kidding!)

A moment of stillness in an otherwise busy day

What’s your favorite dessert?

Ice Cream. My dog, Zeus, is a full blooded shih tzu, and every time I have ice cream he has to have his own with a little peanut butter sauce.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

I guess it depends on the seriousness of the rule. I think stealing is wrong, but I probably speed more than I should…

What’s your least favorite thing about the world today?

The Media. It’s all hype and playing on people’s emotions, plus there’s no sense of privacy anymore.

What are you most proud of?

The fact that I’m a Gulf War veteran.

If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?

Nothing, I would invest it.

Would you rather be deaf or blind?

I would rather be deaf, there are too many beautiful sights in the world.

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Unloading the latest delivery

Ricky: 5 years with Sabre Yachts

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Photo Feb 02, 1 07 47 PM

Ricky is a difficult man to pin down here at Sabre Yachts – when I first set out to find him for this interview I was told (jokingly) that the best place to look was the corner of Route 35 and Hawthorne Rd., because Ricky’s frequent trips between the two ends of the facility meant he would pass by there sooner rather than later. In all seriousness, however, Ricky’s excellent work ensures that materials are where associates need them, when they need them, and keeps the production lines running smoothly. In thanks for his five years of hard work, we decided to get to know Ricky a little better.

Tell me about something that was difficult, but made you a better person:

Serving in the United States Marine Corps.

What did you do after the Marine Corps?

I went south and started building boats for Boston Whaler.

What brought you north again?

I started having chest pains and discovered I had a pulmonary embolism. It was successfully treated, but after that it just felt like time to come home and be closer to family.

I finally tracked Ricky down at his work station

What is your dream car?

’67 Chevy Camaro

Pepsi or Coke?

Pepsi

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Nuremberg, Germany. I was born there while my father was in the service, and I’ve always been interested in going back to visit.

If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one thing, what would you keep and why?

My rifle.

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

Always treat women with respect, and not as objects.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Pern series by Ann McCaffrey. A buddy of mine got me hooked while we served in Desert Storm together.

What super power would you like to have?

X-Ray vision (just kidding!)

A moment of stillness in an otherwise busy day

What’s your favorite dessert?

Ice Cream. My dog, Zeus, is a full blooded shih tzu, and every time I have ice cream he has to have his own with a little peanut butter sauce.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

I guess it depends on the seriousness of the rule. I think stealing is wrong, but I probably speed more than I should…

What’s your least favorite thing about the world today?

The Media. It’s all hype and playing on people’s emotions, plus there’s no sense of privacy anymore.

What are you most proud of?

The fact that I’m a Gulf War veteran.

If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?

Nothing, I would invest it.

Would you rather be deaf or blind?

I would rather be deaf, there are too many beautiful sights in the world.

Photo Feb 02, 1 15 45 PM (1)

Unloading the latest delivery

Aaron: 5 years with Back Cove Yachts

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Aaron joined the Back Cove team five years ago and today he wears many hats, dividing his time between various Production Support projects in addition to his role in Engineering. In celebration we took some time to chat with Aaron, and discovered a number of new things, not the least of which being that he’s a former rock climber, a twin, and eats a peanut butter bagel every morning for breakfast. All of us here at Back Cove would like to thank Aaron for his time, talent, and dedication over these last five years; we hope you enjoy getting to know him a little better as much as we did!

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

South America. Specifically, I’d want to see Patagoina and the Andes Mountains.

Why the Andes?

I used to do a lot of rock climbing, especially in college. My uncle was a big climber and he is the one who got me interested.

Do you still climb?

No, now I run. My wife has been running for a long time, she ran her first marathon after our first daughter was born.

What do you cook when no one else is home?

I’d probably pick sleeping over cooking if nobody was home. Food doesn’t rule me.

What are you most proud of?

My family. After college I spent a number of years just roaming around and climbing, now I’ve got a wife, two kids, and two dogs. I’m definitely proud of that.

What’s something that your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

Always write ‘Thank You’ notes.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silversein

What super power would you like to have?

I’d like it if I didn’t have to sleep.

What’s your favorite dessert?

I don’t really eat dessert, but my favorite meal is Shepherd’s Pie.

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Is it ever okay to break the rules?

Yes, but only in certain situations. If your family is starving I don’t think it’s okay to steal a loaf of bread, but I think maybe it would be okay to go out and shoot a rabbit or something.

If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?

First of all, one million dollars is not nearly enough to affect any real change. I suppose I would pay off debts and get set-up for the next part of life.

What are you best at?

Patience.

What’s something that your coworkers may not know about you?

I have a twin sister.

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