Posted on: February 14, 2012
The Florida Times-Union reporter, Matt Soergel, has written an excellent story on the founder of Huckins Yacht Corporation, Frank Pembroke Huckins. Huckins was known for his wit and humor and was never afraid to voice his opinion. Matt Soergel captures quotes from Huckins’ memoirs, “Boats and Women: The History of My Life”, and takes you through his life nearly seventy years ago. The Florida Times-Union is a major daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida and is recognized as the oldest newspaper in the state. Read the full article on Jacksonville.com here.
Posted on: January 23, 2012
Huckins Yacht Corporation prides itself in having some of the most experienced and qualified service personnel in the industry, and every so often an employee will go above and beyond what is expected of them. After less than a year of working with Huckins, Justin Connally, an expert mechanic, has done just this. Tom Jones, head of Quality Control, states, “Justin is extremely good at working with customers, and they have been personally requesting him to work on their boats.” His main duties as a mechanic involve gas engines, outboard motors, inboard/outboard drive systems, diesel engines, and computer diagnostics on...Read More
Posted on: January 6, 2012
A new paint job can really bring a boat back to life, and that is exactly what the Huckins service department did to this 65’ Defever, the Yankee Nomad. The Huckins team worked to completely remove all of the boat’s hardware and repair areas damaged by rotten wood. After repairing the rotting wood, the boat received a full paint job, “making it look like a brand-new boat,” remarked PJ Rogers, the Huckins Paint Foreman. Rogers has been with Huckins for over 16 years and says, “coming to work is more like a hobby for me. It gives me self-gratification, not...Read More