Tony Davis
Tony DavisPresident & Owner
Hometown in MA. Boatbuilder, small boat designer, sailing instructor. Lifetime sailing includes two trans-Atlantic crossings on a 44′ wooden ketch, one Pacific crossing, many east coast deliveries. Head rigger, Spencer Rybovich 1977-80, West Palm Beach, FL; Apprentice to master boatbuilder Arno Day, Deer Isle, ME 1979-84; Director of the New England Historic Seaport boat shop and school, 1985-1990. Purchased APBY with wife, Robin, 1991. Certifications: Launch Tender, CPR, Wilderness Advanced First Aid. Associations: Current board member, Cape Cod Maritime Museum; member, Cruising Club of America. Past board member/supporter FOPB and OPC.
WolfiBoat Yard Dog & Mascot
Born in Germany, current hometown, South Orleans. Wolfi has been with the boat yard since 2010, shown here sporting a bag made by multi-talented head rigger, Geoff. In addition to working in security, Wolfi sails on boats and rides in the truck with his master and good friend, Tony.

Our Valuable Crew Members

Paul Dibara
Paul DibaraGeneral Manager
Following a demanding career in biotechnology, Paul decided it was time for a change. Boating had been a part of his life and a passion from the time he could drive a car and pull a trailer, so he believed a career in the marine industry would be a perfect fit. Paul enrolled in the Boatbuilding and Restoration program at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI. Following IYRS, he eagerly began working in the Arey’s Pond boat building shop where he built APBY 14’ Cats and 16’ Lynx, and contributed to many custom projects including the Bartender and 22′ Cruising Cat, Gracie Anne. When Paul’s not managing APBY, he enjoys sailing, working on his own boats and traveling to Italy.
Leslie Gouveia
Leslie GouveiaSenior Boatbuilder
Hometown in RI. APBY Senior Boatbuilder. Graduated IYRS 2003, worked at Mount Hope Boatworks until 2007, started at APBY in 2008. She has built two APBY wooden 14’s, did most of the work on the Conjurer restoration, and has built over 20 APBY catboats, many with custom details. Lives in Brewster, MA.
Geoff Cabral
Geoff CabralHead Rigger
Hometown, Bermuda. Head rigger at APBY since 1998. Served in Bermuda military corp, has sailed all his life and can be found sailing, surfing, kiteboarding, when he has free time from rigging and building boats, or welding. Geoff is also very talented at doing canvas work, including high-end sails, dodgers and cushions. Lives with his wife in Orleans.
Anita Winstanley Roark
Anita Winstanley RoarkOffice Manager
Office Manager, with Capt. Ron, at APBY since 2010. Anita has a BA in art history and photography with graduate work in Pre-Columbian art history. She has worked as a computer operator and owned her own art gallery for over 20 years, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts. Prior to coming to APBY, she was the Director of Marketing at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. In addition to working at APBY, she displays and sells her fine art photography through her online gallery at
Terry Connelly
Terry ConnellyMechanic
Originally from Cape Cod, Terry (John) returned to Cape Cod as a resident. After a variety of jobs, his hobby of repairing small engines and outboard motors became his profession. He is a graduate of UCONN and Tohatsu certified.
Jonathan Liska
Jonathan LiskaVarnisher, Painter, Detailer
Hometown, Chatham. Started at APBY in 2000, runs our Chatham storage facility as varnisher, painter and boat detailer. Jon is primarily responsible for all the nice work that comes out of the shops in the spring. Lives in Chatham with his daughter.
Bill Nash
Bill NashBoatbuilder and Yacht Designer
Hometown, Bermuda. Started at APBY in 2013, boatbuilder and yacht designer since 1975. Worked for Orca Yachts in Virginia and Hinckley Yachts in Portsmouth RI. Specializes in wooden boat and composite construction. Received honorable mention in Cruising Worlds design contest for his 42′ schooner design. Lives in Portsmouth RI.
Ben DeLong
Ben DeLongVarnisher, Painter, Detailer
Originally from Cape Cod, Ben comes to Arey’s Pond with 15 years in the industry under his belt. While he started on his own, learning tricks of his trade from his grandfather, Kenneth (Bud) DeLong, Ben has picked up knowledge of the industry from each boatyard he has worked at, including a few skills from the esteemed Malcolm Crosby. Ben has been a catboater since he was in diapers and likes to think he is addicted to catboats. When not wielding a brush or moving boats across land, Ben likes to be on the water, getting his needed dosage of vitamin sea.

Pete Conway
Pete ConwayService Coordinator
Hometown, Osterville, MA, 1996 graduate of Barnstable High School.  After high school, Pete headed south for year-round sailboat racing in the warm sunshine of South Carolina at the College of Charleston where he studied Corporate Communications and minored in business.  He is a USCG Licensed Captain, 50 ton Master, of near Coastal Waters since 2005 and graduated from IYRS Marine Systems program in 2010 where he received training to be a certified ABYC Diesel and Electrical technician.  Pete interned at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, RI, for a year while Team PUMA Ocean Racing built their new Volvo Ocean Race entry.  Last year, Pete spent time in the retail side of the industry helping out the Service Desk at West Marine in Hyannis, MA.  When not at his desk APBY, you’ll usually find him beach-combing or out on the water sailing.
Brian Porter
Brian PorterBoatbuilder
 Bio coming soon. 
Greg Veneri
Greg VeneriBoatbuilder
 Bio coming soon. 
Dustin Page
Dustin PageBoatbuilder
 Bio coming soon. 
Peter Preygocki
Peter PreygockiBoatbuilder
 Bio coming soon. 
James Conway
James ConwayBoatbuilder / Finisher
 Bio coming soon. 
Clay Deadrick
Clay DeadrickYard Tech / Boatbuilder
Bio coming soon. 
Chadwick Smith
Chadwick SmithYard Tech & Assistant Mechanic
Bio coming soon. 
Matt Dooley
Matt DooleyRigging Apprentice
Bio coming soon. 
Julian Davis
Julian DavisBoatbuilder
Hometown, Brooklin Maine. After graduating from Denison University in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in History, Julian worked two years at The Wooden Boat School, followed by a year at the Constitution Marina, and then worked at APBY from 2013 until August of 2016. He is the nephew of Tony Davis, and is now attending the Landing School to learn the fine art of boatbuilding.

Sailing School Instructors

Haley Cedarholm
Haley CedarholmHead Sailing Instructor
Haley grew up sailing in New Hampshire. She is currently a student at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI where she studies Political Science. She also crews for the URI Sailing Team. She has instructed sailing at the UNH Community Sailing Center in Barrington, NH and is excited to join the APBY Sailing Program.
Harrison Ellis
Harrison EllisSailing Instructor
Hometown of Fort Worth Texas. Harrison lives in Harwich, Cape Cod during the summers. He first learned to sail at Areys Pond 8 years ago, and finds joy in being able to teach kids one of his passions. Harrison is a Senior at Trinity Valley School in TX. Trained in First Aid, CPR, AED use, and knowledge in boating safety and sailing instruction. He has won first and second place in the Chatham Yacht Club Regatta and has participated in other catboat races. Harrison looks forward to teaching sailing again this summer!
Diana Haemer
Diana HaemerSailing Instructor
Hometown Alexandria, Virginia. Diana learned how to sail on the Potomac River. She sailed for six years at summer camps in New England, where her family is from, and went through the Arey’s Pond Sailing School when she was 12. She is currently a student at the College of William & Mary and is very active in their club sailing team. Also, she has a lot of experience working with kids of all ages, whether at camp or at school, where she taught elementary schoolers for four years. Diana is looking forward to sharing her love of sailing and joining the APBY crew this summer.


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