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
Mascot  


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.
C. DUANE BISHOFF - CHIEF MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

Duane Bishoff grew up in Buffalo, New York, but discovered the Northern Neck after serving in the Army. He has lived in Lancaster County ever since. He learned his trade in the service and joined Rappahannock Yachts in 1987. He credits Rappahannock Yachts’ chief, Bruce Sanders, for emphasizing the importance of retraining, which keeps him up-to-the-mark on his mechanical skills, and for putting together a team that makes going to work each day something to look forward to. Drawing on 30 years’ experience, Duane has a remarkable ability to troubleshoot complex marine propulsion problems from the prop to the flywheel.

WILLIAM M. ("MAC") SHEPPARD - FINISH PAINTER

Mac Sheppard grew up in Mathews and has spent most of his life working in boatyards. He has worked at Rappahannock Yachts, where he started as an assistant finisher, for 19 years. Here, he developed a passion for spray painting and assumed the lead role in yacht finish work. “There’s nothing like taking something old and ugly and making it look new,” he explains. His co-workers readily attest to his skill. He’s not just one of the best, they say. He is the best. In fact, Chesapeake Bay Magazine voted Rappahannock Yachts the best boatyard for yacht finishing, largely because of Mac’s talents. Mac can take on large-scale renovation projects or masterfully match colors for repairs.

 
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