Who We Are

We've Been Helping Boaters For More Than A Century.

R.G. Brewer, of Mamaroneck opened his chandlery and hardware store in 1879, beginning a long tradition of personal service to professional and recreational boat owners, sailors and fishermen. In 1964 we wanted to provide more of that tried and true personal service to more boaters, and acquired the boat yard out back. It became known as Brewer Post Road Boat Yard and before long was known as one of the premier boat yards in its area. It remains the first of 24 Brewer Yards now located from Maryland to Maine.

Over the next 40 years, Jack Brewer learned a lot about running boat yards and providing service to yachtsmen. The importance of professional staff and immaculately maintained facilities, the need for top flight riggers, carpenters and mechanics, the benefits of constant formal training and the best equipment and tools. Anticipating our customers' needs, paying close attention to detail, and always following through, ensure we would get things right the first time.

The team of managers who run each marina with professionalism and dedication share this Brewer philosophy. 

We invite you to see for yourself what 120 years of service experience can mean for you and your boat. Stop in and be sure to ask for a tour of our facilities. You'll be glad you did.

Management Team

The entire Brewer Yacht Yard team shares a common goal - making sure Brewer yards perform beyond customer expectations. This commitment for customer service is shared by the entire organization: from the seasonal summer staff, service crew, and office administration, through to our marina managers and the highest level of our leadership. 

Any recommendations and suggestions on how we can continue to offer the best marinas and services in the industry are always welcomed.

Brewer Yacht Yard Executive Team

Jack Brewer, Founder and Chairman/CEO

Jack Brewer oversees all operations at our 24 Northeast locations. He visits each yard frequently to ensure that customers are being served at the highest level with the most modern facilities. A lifelong boater, Jack has built a network of facilities that excel in delivering every service needed to make the most of the yachting lifestyle.

(914) 698-0295
Rives Potts, President/COO and General Manager

In addition to serving as General Manager at Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Rives Potts works closely with Jack to ensure smooth operations at all Brewer yards. His experience in every dimension of boating makes him an ideal operations chief and corporate officer for Brewer Yacht Yards. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with an MBA from the Darden School, Rives also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Landing School and is Commodore of the New York Yacht Club.

(860) 399-7906
James Phyfe, Vice President

James is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy and earlier in his career spent several years aboard ocean-going tugboats. Since 2005, he has been part of the Brewer Yacht Yard family, working with Jack and Rives on day-to-day operations.

(401) 884-1810
Lana Gaston, Comptroller

Lana joined the Brewer team in 1985 as Office Manager at Pilots Point and has served as Comptroller for the Brewer organization since 1995. Lana's calm demeanor, attention to detail and accounting skills make her an ideal overseer of the company's finances.

(860) 399-7906
Tim Hinckley, IT Director

Tim came to Brewer as an employee in the Parts Department and gradually took responsibility for the company's growing computer network. Tim has been responsible for much of the adoption of our current IT systems as well as the Brewer website and operating software. Working closely with Tim on the BYY IT infrastructure is Peter Aurigemma.

(860) 399-7906

Brewer Yacht Yard Managers

The Brewer Yacht Yard managers have an average of 29 years of marine industry experience; with 21 of those years specifically working with a Brewer yard. Many of the managers have grown with the Brewer organization over the years, and have made the Brewer family the success that it is today.

For a complete list of all Brewer Yacht Yards, please click here.