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About Us

We're proud to be a member of the
Yacht Brokers Association of America

"to establish, promote and enforce high standards 
of professional competence and ethical conduct"


Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales, LLC (formerly Anchor Yacht Sales) is a US and worldwide representative for several new-yacht lines, which you can access via links at the New Yachts & Ships web page. We are also an international, Internet-focused yacht brokerage, better than most at locating yachts for sale anywhere in the world, and better than any other yacht brokerage we know of at promoting yachts for sale on the world wide web.

It was no accident that we chose Rhode Island, "The Ocean State", for our homeport. There is no sales tax on yacht purchases in Rhode Island, and we are not obligated to collect sales tax when we sell a boat no matter where in the world it is!

Our Mission Statement
Our mission is simply to help people get what they want.

The Rest of the Story
We believe that "you can get everything in this world that you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want."* We're dedicated to helping you get what you want by providing uncommonly experienced assistance in the sale of your present boat, and in the acquisition of your next one. We strive to save you time and money, to spare you mistakes and inconvenience, and to ensure that the day you buy your boat and the day you sell it are, indeed, the two happiest days of your life. We know what we're doing and we're on your side

Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales' Rhode Island office

At the Helm

Josh Hodgson - president of Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales. My love of boats started early in life while I was living aboard a catamaran in the Virgin Islands with my family. Boats have always been a presence and a passion in my life. I even met my wife while water skiing!

Applying my own sailing experiences, from living aboard a sailboat in the Virgin Islands to offshore voyages and coastal deliveries aboard a variety of boats, I have gained a firsthand appreciation of what makes a boat ready for sea. In addition, as the owner of Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales, I have gained valuable experience by working with boaters to determine what they need in a boat to best accomplish what they are looking to do on the water.

I have listened to the comments and concerns of hundreds of boaters and have learned what it is that both men and women want in a proper boat. Through my long standing relationships with previous clients, I have come to know what they love about their boats and what they would like to change.

I am proud of having a long track record of helping people get what they want and maintaining positive relationships with my clients long after the sale. Please take a look at what my clients have to say about their experiences in working with myself and Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales on our testimonial page. I look forward to helping you expand your horizons on the water.

Danielle Sappet- senior broker. Danielle has been navigating New England's waters for over 25 years in both power boats and sailboats. She summers at Cove Haven Marina (our home port) aboard her Mainship trawler, "HOODOO". Having owned a number of boats herself, Danielle understands the importance of finding exactly the right boat for her customers, either power or sail, and her boat search capability is uncanny! She's a first-rate yacht broker whose knowledge of our listings and of other boats currently on the market is second to none.


Tor Pinney- founder of Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales. Tor is a licensed Ocean Master and cruising sailor who has logged more than 125,000 nautical miles under sail during the past 25 years. His stories and articles appear often in national boating magazines in the United States and abroad. Tor has left our home office to go cruising again, this time through the South Pacific. He is now our "roving broker," available for personal consultations via email and for special assignments abroad.


Tiffany Hodgson - critical support team. Tiffany's help and support throughout all aspects of the Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales operation has been invaluable over the years. Her perspective and insights have been benifical to everyone that has gotten to know her. Born in Minnesota, her parents introduced her to boating at a young age making it a positive experience in her life.

Podiatrist by trade, when she is not "saving peoples soles," she can be found assisting the rest of us at Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales. She enjoys cooking and baking and most improtantly, sharing it with whose around her.


Jacques - social director. Named after Jacques Cousteau, he carries on the deep desire to explore the world around him. He was born in the Ocean State and has already shown an interest in traveling whether by boat, car, plane, or on foot. With a genuine love of people and a willingness to do what it takes to make those around him happy, he has become a real asset to our team. He is also a bit of a clown and is not afraid to have a good time. He is looking forward to spending more time on the water when he can get away from the office.

About Our Logo
The anchor speaks for itself. The "REEF EARLY" slogan has a story behind it. Read about it in the tale, " Knockdown! "
Brewer Cove Haven Marina
Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales ' offices are located on the water's edge at Brewer Cove Haven Marina, one of 21 Brewer yards scattered throughout the Northeast. Cove Haven is a large, clean, full-service boat yard tucked into Bullock's Cove at the top of Narragansett Bay. 

We're convenient to downtown Providence and the airport, and just minutes from the Interstate - but still only 25 miles from Block Island. Newport is just down the bay.

Brewer Cove Haven Marina features 329 seasonal slips, 6-12' dockside depth at MLW, floating docks, full dockside services including fuel and holding tank pumpout, clean showers, ice, courtesy transportation, swimming pool, picnic area, barbecue grills, bicycles available and a small marine store on site (West Marine & Boater's World stores are nearby). Repair services include fiberglass, wood, steel, engine, propeller, mechanical, electrical and rigging repairs and installations, metal fabrication, paint & varnish, marine upholstery, travel lifts, indoor & outdoor winter storage and more.

The yard is home to a collection of America's Cup boats; Easterner, Gleam, Northern Light, American Eagle, Intrepid, Spirit of America, Lionheart and Young America are all maintained and stored here. This alone speaks volumes for the level of ability of the yard. There is nothing that can be done for a boat that Brewer Cove Haven cannot do. Click here for directions

* Quote from Zig Ziglar