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.
Born in Germany, current hometown, South Orleans. Wolfi has been with the boat yard since 2010, shown here sporting a bag made by our Canvas Shop & Sail Loft Manager, 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
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.
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.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA (and still a big Pittsburgh sports fan), Julian moved to Brooklin, ME at the age of nine. After graduating from Denison University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Julian worked for two years at The Wooden Boat School teaching sailing, followed by a year at Constitution Marina in Charlestown, MA. From 2013 to 2016 he worked at APBY before attending The Landing School and graduating with a degree in Wooden Boatbuilding. He obtained his 50-ton Master Captain’s License while at school. Julian has traveled all over the world and loves interacting with individuals from all walks of life. He has returned to APBY to help grow the business and share his love of boating.
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 masterfulart.com.
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.
Matt was introduced to the world of boating at a young age, and it’s a dream that’s never left him. Growing up in Cohasset, MA, Matt got his start by taking sailing lessons every summer, eventually becoming an instructor himself. He went on to help start Cohasset high school’s sailing team. Eventually, he sealed his fate and enrolled at IYRS in Newport, RI. While at IYRS, Matt built a Herreshoff Columbia Lifeboat, a Herreshoff Fishers Island 23, and a Beetlecat. He spent a summer with Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway rigging their fleet on Vineyard Haven. In addition, he’s helped the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol restore their sailing fleet, spent a year at Redd’s Pond Boatworks in Marblehead, and worked on a handful of various Newport boats. In October of 2016, Matt joined Arey’s Pond as Head Rigger.
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.
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.
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.
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Peter Przygocki was born on the Cape, coming from a long family of sailors and fishermen. As a kid, he fell in love with the ocean and became enamored with boats. Starting at the age of 14, he spent summers fishing as a mate at Rock Harbor and winters working in local boat building shops after school and on weekends. Pete gained experience and a desire to see what the rest of the world had to offer, so he set off working on yachts and ships traveling to the Caribbean and other destinations. Eventually, he figured out it wasn’t for him, and he came home to the Cape. We feel very fortunate to have Pete back and overseeing boatbuilding projects at Arey’s Pond Boat Yard.
Hometown: Colchester, Vermont. Mike started working at APBY as a boat-building apprentice in 2013 while a Marine Services student at Cape Cod Tech. After high school, Mike attended the Vermont Woodworking School and Johnson State College. He now holds a degree in fine furniture design and fabrication. Growing up on Lake Champlain and vacationing on the Cape, Mike has always had a passion for the water and boating. When he’s not working at the boatyard, Mike can be found hiking and ice climbing with Tony in the mountains.
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Sailing School Instructors
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.
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!
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.