Manchester, MA Office
Robert "Bump" Wilcox
Lives in: Marblehead, MA
Prior to starting New Wave Yachts with Parker Harrison in 1990, Bump worked at Baltic Yachts for several months in 1980 and then went to work as a broker for Sailboats Northeast for ten years. He has been racing and cruising sailboats all his life.
He grew up sailing on Narragansett Bay and has owned a boat since the age of eight. An accomplished racer with an impressive list of racing finishes, Bump is currently active in PHRF New England racing. He has won the PHRF-NE championships three times, the Mass Bay championship, the San Francisco Mid-Winter Regatta aboard an Olson 29 in 1987, and placed first in his class at Key West aboard an Aerodyne 43 in 2002. His sailing dedication has earned him a spot as an officer for the PHRF-NE since 1977 and he was commodore of PHRF-NE in 1982 and 83.
After New Wave Yachts began selling Edgewaters in 1996, he has had access to powerboats and has taken advantage, going out with friends and family whenever he has the chance. While Bump considers himself a sailor first and foremost, he is excited about all kinds of boats. "If it has to do with being on the water, I want to be there."
Lives in: Beverly, MA
Parker, the other founder of New Wave Yachts, has been in the boat business since 1985 when he worked as a broker for Sailboats Northeast until 1990. Prior to his career in yachts sales, he spent ten years managing stores for Eastern Mountain Sports. At New Wave Yachts, Parker works with Bump to manage the four branch offices and he coordinates promotions and marketing, including maintenance of the web site and boat show presentations.
He also has done extensive sailboat cruising throughout the Northeast, including delivery trips to and from boat shows and moving customers' boats between vacation destinations. Sabre yachts are his area of expertise; he has won the "Broker of the Year" (top producer) award five of the past six years. Parker is especially knowledgeable about all new and used Sabre yachts, from 1971 to the present, and oversees all communications and activities with the Sabre factory and staff. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, water sports, and cruising on his 18-foot Edgewater center console on the ocean and lakes of New England.
Lives in: Marblehead, MA
Marvin retired from the Insurance and Investment business in 1994 and subsequently joined New Wave Yachts as a Broker. He has personally owned many racing and cruising sailboats, the latest being a SABRE 402. His introduction to sailing was on the Charles River in Tech Dinghys and 110s in 1947.
Since then, he has been an avid racing and cruising sailor. He has participated and competed in countless races including around the buoys in Mass. Bay, Marblehead to Halifax, Newport to Bermuda, Marion to Bermuda and the S.O.R.C. He has broad cruising experience from Maine to Annapolis. In 1982 he crewed on the 225-foot Norwegian tall ship Sorlandet in a 21 day transatlantic from Halifax, N.S. to Southhampton, England. The ship encountered a hurricane making for an exciting voyage. In 1988 he did the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from the Canary Islands to Barbados, a 2900 mile 20 day voyage in a 44-foot sailboat. Marvin brokers new and used sailboats, very fitting to his broad sailing experience.
Marion, MA Office
Lives in: South Dartmouth, MA
Boats have dominated most of Jim's life. He has worked as a boat builder for multiple well-known boat companies, having spent a year at Cape Dory Yachts building production fiberglass boats, three years at Newport Offshore building 12 Meters, and four years at Concordia Custom Yachts building composite cruising sailboats. Following his boat building days, Jim spent 11 years at Buzzards Bay Yacht Sales selling boats until 1997, at which time he came to New Wave Yachts.
Over his extensive boating career, Jim has accumulated over 60,000 sailing miles, participating in numerous races from Newport to Bermuda and Marblehead to Halifax, as well as cruising with his wife on his Bristol 35.5 Sloop in his free time.
Falmouth, ME Office
Suzanne Ellis, CPYB
Cell: 802 774-8298
Suzanne is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and has years of boating experience and a great passion for being on the water both in power and sailboats. She became a certified US sailing instructor in 1995 and remains an active member of US Sailing. She is a coastal cruiser who enjoys racing with GMORA's (Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association) regional racing circuit. Ask about some of her sailing experiences: cruising the Baleric Islands of Spain, dinghy sailing in Antigua or cruising the New England coastline. As an experienced power and sailboat owner, she will professionally serve your boating needs. Suzanne will make your boating dreams a reality!