The Hinckley Company, based out of Portsmouth, RI,  kicked off the New Year by announcing that Morris Yachts has become a part of The Hinckley Company family.  Hinckley acquired the assets of the sailboat builder on January first and plans to continue Morris’ boatbuilding and service operations in Downeast Maine under the name of Morris Yachts, LLC. Both companies build fine quality yachts within a quarter mile of each other in Trenton, Maine and with the new arrangement about 380 craftsmen, engineers and technicians will provide a deep pool of talent for the building of world-class yachts.

Morris Yachts was founded 40 years ago and has built over 300 sailboats.  Morris owners will be welcomed at any of Hinckley’s east coast service yards from Maine to Florida.

About The Hinckley Company

The Hinckley Company builds a full line of fine yachts and supports them with the nation’s most extensive network of service yards from Maine to Florida. The company’s boatyards service sail and power boats, all makes and models up to 140′.

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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