About Our Hinckley Experts…

Jennifer Richards, CPYB and Eric Champlin, CPYB

Eric Champlin and Jennifer Richards are thrilled to now be part of the Down East Yachting team in Jupiter, Florida. Their combined 45 years of previous experience with Hinckley Yachts is a great asset to the team and clients. They are committed to putting customers first and building a community of happy boat owners, fitting in nicely with Down East Yachting’s outstanding reputation. Both Eric and Jennifer have achieved the highest level of industry accreditation and are Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB). Eric grew up in Down East Maine sailing some of the world’s most beautiful waters from an incredibly young age. As a teenager he taught sailing and was fortunate to have raced alongside many world-class yachtsmen.  A chance meeting in college allowed Eric the opportunity to work at The Hinckley Company in Maine, where he delved into the early development of the revolutionary Picnic Boat project. Moving to Florida in 2000 to open Hinckley’s first southern sales office, Eric has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of Down East-style powerboat owners that appreciate his knowledge and passion. Jennifer caught the boating bug after college when she moved to Annapolis, MD and took up sailing and racing Catalina 27s. In 2003, also through a chance meeting, Jennifer happened upon the opportunity to be part of Hinckley opening their first Mid-Atlantic office in Annapolis. She quickly became enthralled with all things powerboating and never looked back. Moving to Florida in 2011 to open Hinckley’s second southern office in Naples and eventually to Palm Beach to work with Eric, she also has been fortunate to work with hundreds of wonderful owners. Eric and Jennifer’s enthusiasm and knowledge are contagious. Eric, Jennifer, and the whole Down East Yachting team will make buying or selling that Hinckley Yacht a true pleasure!