Meet our Team

Brian Atherton, Sales & Marina Manager

After 10 years as an automotive technician, Brian decided it was time to pursue a career in the marine industry; something that he has enjoyed since a young age. During his last seven years at Danversport, Brian has worked as a Yamaha certified technician, established the service department and marine parts department, and more recently has become the Sales & Marina Manager. He maintains the “Safe Haven and Resort Lifestyle” idea of Danversport by encouraging people with all levels of marine experience to feel comfortable buying, selling, storing or servicing their boat. He is dedicated to customer service, whether it’s explaining the basics of buying and owning your first boat or diagnosing engine complications. In his off time, Brian loves watching football, relaxing on his boat, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Jim McKinnon, Service & Parts Manager

Born and raised in the small waterfront town of Rockport, Jim has always loved the ocean. He comes from a multi-generational family of industrial marine professionals. Jim was a full time Educator at the Essex Ship Building Museum. In past years, Jim maintained his certification as a Five Star Yamaha Service Manager in Gloucester, where he began his 17 year journey of Marine Service. In the summer of 2015, Jim joined Danversport and has streamlined the Parts Department to increase in-house productivity for our mechanics and has also organized our marine store to provide a thoughtfully stocked alternative to the big box marine retailers. He spends his free time writing music and adventuring with his wife and daughter.

Bob DiMambro, Volvo & Mercruiser Technician

Bob is a valuable asset to our service department. He began his career working out of his families’ marina, Salem Marine Basin, at twelve years old. With over 35 years of experience as a factory trained Volvo & Mercruiser technician, he has the knowledge necessary to complete a vast array of projects. In his spare time, Bob enjoys crafting ceramics and spending time with his grandchildren.

Fred Pfeil, Yamaha Master Certified Technician

Master Certified Yamaha Technician, Fred Pfeil is an avid boater can often be found at the helm of his 30’ SeaRay. He spends his summers at Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, where he has been a member for the past 10 years. A 2005 graduate of the Marine Mechanics Institute, Fred became a Master Certified Yamaha Marine Technician at the age of 25.

Matt Fitzgerald, ABYC Certified & Yamaha Factory Technician

Matt joined our team in the spring of 2016. A 2010 Landing School graduate with a Master Level ABYC certification, Matt spent five years in the field prior to joining Danversport. On his off days, he plays guitar or enjoys the local waters on his 28ft Chris Craft.

Erin Walsh, Marina Office Coordinator

A lobsterman's daughter, Erin has been on the water since before she could walk. She spent her summers on West Beach, kayaking, paddleboarding, and of course, sitting at the helm of her father's 50FT Wesmac. If you have questions about navigating the North Shore Coastline, Erin is your go-to-girl. Her passion for the outdoors lead her to studying navigation and environmental sciences in Montana. After spending time in the mountains, Erin decided it was time to go back to the ocean. On her off days, Erin enjoys being outside with her family. She's coming up on her fifth year here at Danversport, and we are lucky to have her settling in as the Marina Office Administrator.

Chris Sudak, Sales Associate