W. BRUCE SANDERS
Owner

ROBIN H. DITCH
Office Manager

PATSY PANIS
Service Manager

C. DUANE BISHOFF
Mechanic

WILLIAM M. ("MAC") SHEPPARD
Finish Painter

THOMAS M. CONAWAY
Travel Lift Operator

KEVIN R. JONES
Rigger

DAVID W. EPPIHIMER, JR.
Fiberglass Technician

JAMES RICH
Finisher/Technician

SCOTT CLAWSON
Electrician/Technician

JEFF TYERS
Carpenter

BEAR
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Rappahannock Yachts employs fulltime craftsmen and managers, many of whom have been with us for more than fifteen years. We also enjoy a close association with several local subcontractors who have provided us with sound, reliable support for many years.
ROBIN H. DITCH - OFFICE MANAGER

Robin Ditch has worked for Bruce Sanders longer than any other member of the Rappahannock Yachts team. She signed on in 1985, fresh from technical college where she studied computer technology. She was instrumental in developing the proprietary software that gives Rappahannock Yachts the edge when it comes to estimating, scheduling, and delivering work. A Lancaster County native, she knows the water. She descended from a long line of menhaden fishing boat captains and worked at the local railway that serviced the menhaden fleet. At Rappahannock Yachts, she not only rides herd on the company’s computer program but, as bookkeeper, keeps a close eye on the bottom line.

PATSY PANIS - SERVICE MANAGER

Patsy Panis’ yachting has taken her places most of us only dream about. She worked on the island of St. Barth’s before the tourists discovered it, and explored the rest of the Caribbean and Chesapeake Bay with family aboard their 66’ sailing vessel. Boats and the water have always been a part of her life. Joining the boatyard in 2000, Patsy is the “face” of Rappahannock Yachts, the first person most customers contact and their liaison with the craftsmen (she calls them “my guys”) who work on their boats. Patsy was part owner and operator of a marina in Urbanna. She still lives in Urbanna and loves the town where she raised her family.

 
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