January 2017 | Down East Yachting

David: 20 Years with Sabre Yachts

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Welcome to the Sabre Yachts Work-iversary series for 2017! We’re kicking off the new year with David as he celebrates twenty years with Sabre Yachts! As we mentioned in a previous post, we’re marking off five hundred and twenty-five years of boatbuilding experience in 2017, and could never have dreamed of such a remarkable milestone without craftspeople like David. He has our sincerest thanks and gratitude.

If you could send a message back through time your younger self what would you say?

Go into the Navy.

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

My mother and my grandmothers.

If you could talk to someone who has passed away, who would you talk to and what would you say?

I would talk to my brother.

Would you rather be deaf or blind?

Deaf.

Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:

Delivering my son.

What’s your favorite dessert?

My wife makes the best peanut butter cookies.

What do you cook when no one else is home?

Steaks on the grill.

What are you best at?

Getting along with people.

What are you most proud of?

My children.

What is your theme song, and why?

The Gael, by Dougie MacLean. It comes from his 1990 album ‘The Search,’ and it’s the theme in the movie ‘The Last of the Mohicans.’

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

How to cook.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I love the movie adaptations as well; I have to watch whenever they are playing.

How honest are you?

I’m honest to a fault.

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

I’ll probably tell them about how dumb their grandfather has been at times.

What super power would you like to have?

I’d like to fly.

What is your dream car?

’68 Shelby Cobra

What, in your opinion, is the best thing about humanity?

I would say our ability to get along with each other, for the most part anyway.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

Yes.

If you could learn any instrument what would you play?

I would like to play the bass.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

Happy, I guess.

What’s your favorite song of all time?

Pretty much anything by Bob Dylan. If I had to choose one, it would be ‘Gotta Serve Somebody.’

What’s up in 2017?

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Hi All,

Welcome to Back Cove Yachts’ 2017 blog series! As our monthly newsletter subscribers will know, we’re not stinting on the resolutions this year! (If you don’t receive our monthly newsletter you can follow this link to sign up.) In keeping with our many goals we wanted to provide our readers with some fun facts about what’s up at Back Cove Yachts in 2017.

-Jamie LB Governale

Features from the ‘Line’ in 2017:

Downeast 37 – We’re kicking off 2017 with a run of Back Cove Downeast 37s. Keep an eye out during the upcoming boating season and you may catch sight of this iconic Back Cove yacht in a harbor near you!

Want more information on the Back Cove Downeast 37?

Back Cove 32 – Out newest model will continue to take the world by storm this year. And we do mean ‘the world’ in the literal sense, as the Back Cove 32 will make her way to Australia for the first time in 2017.

Request more information about the new Back Cove 32.

**Please Note – these models were selected as features, they do NOT represent the full lineup of Back Cove Yachts scheduled for production in 2017.

Out and About with the Back Cove Family:

Back Cove is proud of our close-knit community here in midcoast Maine, and we’re especially proud of our young men and women. In 2017 we plan to continue our involvement with local educational programs including the JMG organization, a nonprofit that offers education and support to young adults as they transfer through high school and on to undergraduate studies and/or successful career pathways.
We also have a full lineup of community events this coming year, including the Rockland Main Street Summer Solstice Festival, and the Maine Lobster Festival Parade! – Keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Celebrating our Craftspeople:

Followers of this blog will know that last year we introduced our ‘Work-iversary’ series, where we interview craftspeople reaching anniversary milestones with Back Cove. This year is a special year for this project, and here’s why:

  1. We will celebrate twelve ‘Work-iversaries’ in 2017.
  2. Those milestones will range from five years to twenty-five years, representing a twenty-year spread.
  3. The average tenure of craftspeople celebrating anniversaries this year is eleven-and-a-half years.
  4. Finally, these associates represent a combined total of one hundred and thirty-five years of boatbuilding experience at Back Cove Yachts.

If that doesn’t blow you away, you need to re-read the list! We couldn’t be more proud of our associates, they are the heart and soul of Back Cove Yachts, and we’re so excited to celebrate with them.

What’s up in 2017?

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Hi All,

Welcome to Back Cove Yachts’ 2017 blog series! As our monthly newsletter subscribers will know, we’re not stinting on the resolutions this year! (If you don’t receive our monthly newsletter you can follow this link to sign up.) In keeping with our many goals we wanted to provide our readers with some fun facts about what’s up at Back Cove Yachts in 2017.

-Jamie LB Governale

Features from the ‘Line’ in 2017:

Downeast 37 – We’re kicking off 2017 with a run of Back Cove Downeast 37s. Keep an eye out during the upcoming boating season and you may catch sight of this iconic Back Cove yacht in a harbor near you!

Want more information on the Back Cove Downeast 37?

Back Cove 32 – Out newest model will continue to take the world by storm this year. And we do mean ‘the world’ in the literal sense, as the Back Cove 32 will make her way to Australia for the first time in 2017.

Request more information about the new Back Cove 32.

**Please Note – these models were selected as features, they do NOT represent the full lineup of Back Cove Yachts scheduled for production in 2017.

Out and About with the Back Cove Family:

Back Cove is proud of our close-knit community here in midcoast Maine, and we’re especially proud of our young men and women. In 2017 we plan to continue our involvement with local educational programs including the JMG organization, a nonprofit that offers education and support to young adults as they transfer through high school and on to undergraduate studies and/or successful career pathways.
We also have a full lineup of community events this coming year, including the Rockland Main Street Summer Solstice Festival, and the Maine Lobster Festival Parade! – Keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Celebrating our Craftspeople:

Followers of this blog will know that last year we introduced our ‘Work-iversary’ series, where we interview craftspeople reaching anniversary milestones with Back Cove. This year is a special year for this project, and here’s why:

  1. We will celebrate twelve ‘Work-iversaries’ in 2017.
  2. Those milestones will range from five years to twenty-five years, representing a twenty-year spread.
  3. The average tenure of craftspeople celebrating anniversaries this year is eleven-and-a-half years.
  4. Finally, these associates represent a combined total of one hundred and thirty-five years of boatbuilding experience at Back Cove Yachts.

If that doesn’t blow you away, you need to re-read the list! We couldn’t be more proud of our associates, they are the heart and soul of Back Cove Yachts, and we’re so excited to celebrate with them.

What’s up in 2017?

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Hi All,

Welcome to Sabre Yachts 2017 blog series! As our Sabre Spirit newsletter subscribers will know, we’re not stinting on the resolutions this year! (If you don’t receive our monthly newsletter you can follow this link to sign up.) In keeping with our many goals we wanted to provide our readers with some fun facts about what’s up at Sabre Yachts in 2017.

-Jamie LB Governale

We’re thrilled to announce two new appointments at Sabre this year:

Aaron Crawford has been promoted to President, in addition to retaining his responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer. Aaron brings more than twenty years of manufacturing, design, and engineering experience to his new role, the last seven of which have been with Sabre Yachts. Aaron is an experienced boater and lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and two daughters.
Glenn Campbell has taken over as Head of Engineering at Sabre. Glenn has been an integral member of our engineering team since 1997 and has contributed to more than fifteen new models in that time. Glenn received a BS in Industrial Technology from the University of Southern Maine and initially joined the Sabre engineering team as an intern while he was completing his degree.

Keep an eye out for the latest additions to Sabre’s lineup:

The Sabre 45 Salon Express will make her official debut at the 2017 Palm Beach Boat Show, running from March 23-26, in West Palm Beach, FL. Stay connected on our Facebook page to receive production updates, and follow @sabreyachts on Instagram for life updates from all of our shows and events.
Last year we debuted the Sabre 66 Dirigo in a Salon Express model. This year she will be joined by her sister, the Sabre 66 Fly Bridge. Dirigo is the Maine state motto, and translates from Latin to mean ‘I Lead.’ As anyone who has seen her will recognize, the Sabre 66 is certainly a leader in her class.

Our craftspeople are blowing us away in 2017:

Followers of this blog will know that last year we introduced our ‘Work-iversary’ series, where we interview craftspeople reaching anniversary milestones with Sabre. This year is a special year for this project, and here’s why:

  1. We will celebrate more than thirty ‘Work-iversaries’ in 2017.
  2. Those milestones will range from five years to forty years, representing a thirty-five-year spread.
  3. The average tenure of craftspeople celebrating anniversaries this year is seventeen-and-a-half years.
  4. Finally, these associates represent a combined total of five hundred and twenty-five years of boatbuilding experience at Sabre Yachts.

If that doesn’t blow you away, you need to re-read the list! We couldn’t be more proud of our associates, they are the heart and soul of Sabre Yachts, and we’re so excited to celebrate with them.