Mike joined Yankee Point in 1996. His work history starts with helping his father in the construction business working in carpentry, electrical and plumbing trades. He has also worked as a fishing boat mate and captain. Since joining Yankee Point he has increased his knowledge and skill base to include diesel engine and outboard motor work through attending schools put on by Yamaha and ABYC. He has been certified by ABYC for diesel engines. Mike’s real passion became evident after Hurricane Isabel in 2003. He made flawless fiberglass repairs to many damaged boats from the surrounding area. Possibly his biggest fiberglass repairs were to a 42’ Pearson which had suffered major damage to her starboard quarter. The gunwale and hull had been crushed from about 10 feet forward of the starboard side of the transom and the entire transom was gone. A temporary frame was constructed and Mike repaired the damage to a like new condition. After working for years as an assistant in the paint shop, Mike took over as Paint Shop Foreman in 2012. Since then he has completed eight major paint shop projects and is working on his ninth.
Wayne Bishop: Yard Manager
Chief Carpenter/Cabinet Maker/Shipwright/Wooden Mast Building or Repair Rigging
Wayne started working at Yankee Point Marina in 1996 as a Carpenter and Travel Lift Operator. In his eighteen years here he has remodeled countless boat interiors. He has fabricated such complex custom boat furniture as custom navigation stations, space saving storage compartments and many installations of custom fit ductwork for air conditioning systems. An expert shipwright, Wayne has rebuilt many wooden boat hulls, cutting out the rotten wood and replacing it with new, pulling out old caulking and red leading the seams and driving cotton back into the seams thus turning derelicts into fine watercraft. . His expertise also extends to building wooden masts from scratch and re-building many tall wood masts bringing them new life. Wayne was promoted to Yard Manager in 2005, in recognition of both his wide ranging expertise and his team leadership abilities. His admonishment to the Yankee Point crew has always been “The only wayto get a job done is to just get started. Don’t be skeeert (that’s scared for you who don’t speak Northern Neck).”