Our second ‘work-iversary’ post features Bruce, who recently celebrated ten years with Sabre Yachts. As we’ve mentioned previously, the Sabre Yachts Team has a number of multiple-generation families: Bruce and his son Neal are among them. We owe our industry-leading reputation, as well our team’s positivity and enthusiasm, to craftspeople like Bruce – who can always be counted on for a helping hand, and a smile. Sabre would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Bruce, and our sincere congratulations.
Tell me about your best childhood friend:
His name is Jeff. He got me into more trouble than any other friend I ever had! All good memories.
How honest are you?
I’m not a liar. Although, with young kids or old parents, it doesn’t hurt to bend the truth sometimes.
What in your opinion is the best thing about humanity?
We keep going. We’ve got to.
Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person:
Taking my parents driving rights away.
If you could send a message back through time to your younger self what would you say?
Look out for your future. Start saving early and don’t smoke.
Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:
That’s a hard one. Either the view from the top of the Alps in Austria, the Grand Canyon, or Haleakala Volcano in Maui, Hawaii. If I had to pick one, I think I would go with the Grand Canyon.
Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:
That would be my grandmother on my mother’s side.
Bruce with his children around 1998 – Today, Bruce’s son Neal also works at Sabre Yachts
Tell me about an embarrassing moment:
Diving into a pool, but taking two screen doors, frame and all, with me!
When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?
How to take advantage of learning from your mistakes, and I’ll have plenty of them. Do as I say, not as I do!
What do you cook when no one else is home?
I usually cook for the moment.
What is your dream car?
Mid-to-late 50’s Thunderbird, silver.
If you won a million dollars on what would you spend it?
I would invest it, but only after getting that Thunderbird!
Pepsi or Coke?
Moxie beats all!
If you could learn to play any instrument what would you play?
The guitar, but I have no musical talent.
Tell me one thing that none of your coworkers know about you:
I don’t know; I think they know everything. My son, Neal, works here as well and he gives away all my secrets.
What’s the most important thing you learned in school?
I think the most important things were to be social, take in as much knowledge as you can, and have fun.
If you could talk to someone who has passed away who would it be and what would you say?
It would be any of my four grandparents, and I’d just like to have a good chat.
What superpower would you like to have?
The ability to fly.
What’s your favorite song of all time?
‘Imagine,’ by John Lennon. Good song!
Is it ever okay to break the rules?
Columbus took a chance…
What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?
Of course, how could I forget – always wear clean underwear!