Outboard/Inboard Mechanic with Yamaha and Suzuki Certifications 1 year of service
President 32 years of service
Brewer Street Boatworks President, Skip Helme, began his formal marine trade’s career as a Service Manager for Nautor’s Swan, one of the world’s premiere production sailboat builders. During those years and ever since, Helme has kept the focus at Brewer Street Boatworks, which he founded in 1987, squarely on first-class service. He and his staff understand owners’ exacting standards for work performed on their vessels, and carry out each repair or service job—regardless of the work’s scope—with absolute commitment, integrity and a sharp eye for detail.
Helme is himself an accomplished sailor, having won world and national championships in sailboat racing in both offshore and one-design arenas. He is also an avid fisherman on both the inshore and offshore grounds.
In the community, Helme is a former board member of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, a member of Sail Newport, the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association and The Ida Lewis Yacht Club. He is also a dedicated family man who has contributed countless hours to the Newport Youth Hockey Association as a coach and former board member.
Office Manager 17 years of service
Our bookkeeper and Director of Marketing, Nancy Helme has over 27 years experience in the marine trades. She served as an event/marketing coordinator for Sail Newport and the New York Yacht Club. She has been an avid sailor and boater since her childhood. She grew up cruising on Lake Erie with her family.
Parts manager and Service Writer with a Suzuki and Yamaha Technician Certification 5 years of service
Electronic Installer and Sales Associate with a NMEA Electronic Installer Certification 4 years of service
Lead Outboard Mechanic with Yamaha Master Technician Certification and Suzuki Certification 7 years of service
Painter and Yard Worker 10 years of service
Rigger and Inflatable Repair Technician with NMEA Electronic Installer Certification and Zodiac Repair Certification 19 years of service