BRISTOL, R.I. – Bruce Brown, president and chief operating officer of Shannon Yachts has appointed Rigdon Reese to sales and marketing director, according to a statement from the company on Tuesday.
“Rig, with his dynamic background, understanding of the yacht market and customer, and reputation in the industry is the perfect addition to our growth team at Shannon,” Brown said. “With our new and larger designs in the power and sail market, I am thrilled that Rig has joined us as he will play a key part in our future growth”.
Reese was most recently with Alden Yachts. Prior to that, he launched the Oyster Yacht line in North America. His formative years in the yacht business were spent with Hinckley Yachts in South West Harbor, Maine.
In an associated move, Brown said Shannon Yacht Brokerage has been formed and will be located at Bristol Marine in Bristol, R.I. Brown has named Bill Ramos, Shannon vice president, to run this division.
“I am delighted that Bill has taken on this new challenge,” Brown said. “Ramos will also continue to sell new Shannons. There is no one more knowledgeable and qualified to handle the interests of current and past Shannon owners who wish to sell their yachts. Bill has an encyclopedic knowledge of every Shannon yacht built with his 27 years of experience with the company. I am confident that with the addition of Rig Reese and with Bill Ramos heading the brokerage division, that Shannon Yachts will continue to prosper.”