|Get to know Herreshoff Yacht Sales
We’re a unique brokerage representing all classic yachts with a special emphasis on those designed by Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, L. Francis Herreshoff, Sidney Herreshoff and Halsey Herreshoff. We are partners with Herreshoff Designs – run by Halsey Herreshoff and Adam Langerman – giving us access to a vast wealth of knowledge and experience. We also represent the work of our Certified Herreshoff Builders.
Our main showroom is located on the Bristol waterfront on the same campus that hosted the historic Herreshoff Manufacturing Company from 1861 to 1945, which built famed America’s Cup winners such as Reliance and Columbia. Our satellite office in Fort Lauderdale helps us cover more territory and offer clients more options. Our goal is to uphold the Herreshoff tradition of high quality and attention to detail by building long-lasting relationships with classic yacht lovers. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and work closely with you in the buying, selling or building process.
Peter K. Sterrett – Rhode Island office
Peter Sterrett grew up in Long Beach, California, where boating first became an obsession after sailing a trimaran to Catalina Island. He was hooked and the boats only got bigger from there – now a 36’ Sabre.
With over 30 years of business and management experience, his ability to understand client needs, his Eagle Scout ethics and his open approach to communications put customers at ease. His business insights, responsiveness and organizational skills keep the business running on an even keel.
In his spare time he’s sailing. Whether in Narragansett Bay and nearby islands or on deliveries to the Caribbean and Bermuda, his expertise and cheerful demeanor are a valuable addition to any crew. He has also raced throughout Narragansett Bay on J-boats with various clubs. He’s a member of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, the Tiverton Yacht Club, and Tiverton Land Trust.
Most recently, Sterrett was Development Director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, where he gained an appreciation for classic yachts. Previously, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America in a variety of leadership roles.
Peter A. Brewster – Florida office
Peter Brewster grew up on the water in Barrington, RI, where boating was a way of life. He first sailed a Beatle Cat when he was ten and taught for the Newport Sailing School while in high school and college. It was inevitable that he would enter the marine industry as a profession.
Now with over 40 years of brokerage experience, Peter Brewster brings an intimate knowledge of the marine industry as well as product design. Having earned a reputation as a fair and sharp negotiator, clients return to Brewster again and again for his expertise and advice on a variety of boating topics.
Not content to be working on boats for his day job, in his spare time he refurbishes older boats, runs regattas for hospice organizations, and plies the Intracoastal in his Dyer 29’ picnic boat. He is a member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Marina Management, and ran Race Committee for the Barrington Yacht Club for 17 years. Previously, Brewster has owned Brewster Boats since 1978, and has worked with many boat manufacturers including Dyer Boats of warren, RI, and Pearson Yachts in sales and management capacity.