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

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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.
SCOTT CLAWSON - ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

One of the newest members of the Rappahannock Yachts staff, Scott likes it here. “It’s like a big family. A team. Everybody is easy to get along with. And there’s plenty of work to ply my trade.” Scott does light carpentry, rigging and electronics installations. He is ABYC certified in electrical systems. His love of sailing and sailboats pervades his life and his family—which makes sense for a Gwynn’s Islander. “About all we do is boat. There’s not much else to do except go to church.” He’s refitting his 25’ Coronado for racing and frequently practices in foul weather. He is an avid collector of naval oil paintings, prints and old books about naval architecture, history and commerce. “I wish I could sail across the ocean just once. But for now, I’ll just have to read about it.”

JEFF TYERS - CARPENTER

Jeff Tyers started framing houses straight out of high school. Growing up in White Stone, he has been around boats most of his life. It wasn’t long before he went to work for Norshipco in Newport News. The long commute brought him home where he worked for local boat builders. Now at Rappahannock Yachts, he really feels at home. “The environment is really great here. I love it.” Jeff says he “likes to create things and build things.” Jeff builds custom teak cabinets, decks and toerails. His Dutchman repairs to damaged rubrails can scarcely be noticed. At the yard, he plies the lost trade of repairing the few deadrise work and pleasure boats that remain on the Bay. At home, he’s fishing, hunting, racing cars and tending the 60 x 150 foot flower and vegetable garden he started twenty years ago.

 
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