Hank Halsted

Hank Halsted

Managing Director Newport, RI & Sales Broker

Northrop & Johnson Newport, Brokerage 1 Office
  • English (American)

5 Marina Plaza, Goat Island 
 
Newport  
RI 02840  
United States

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Hank Halsted

Experience

Hank Halsted has been a sailor virtually all his life. In fact, the day he was born his mother had to be rowed ashore from the family cruising boat and taken to the hospital! After years as a professional captain of yachts of all descriptions on both sides of the Atlantic, in 1982 Hank went to work as Service Manager for Hinckley Yachts in S.W. Harbor, Maine. From 1983 until 1995 he managed Hinckley Yacht Brokerage, then moved to Newport, RI as a partner in Hinckley Newport and Hinckley Marine Insurance. When the Hinckley Company sold in 1997, Hank and his partner, Bruce Leffers, purchased Northrop & Johnson, Newport. Hank has enjoyed a good measure of success as an offshore sailor, winning the Bermuda 1-2 single handed race from Newport to Bermuda and doublehanded return, in 1989 and again in 1991. He has participated as captain or navigator in 17 Newport-Bermuda races (6 doublehanded), eight Marblehead-Halifax races, winning the 1998 IMS division as Navigator and a myriad of other offshore events. It might be said that the offshore environment is deep in his comfort zone.

A member of the Storm Trysail Club, Cruising Club of America and the New York Yacht Club, Hank has also been deeply involved in the professional development of yachting. He served as President of the Yacht Architects and Brokers Association from 1991-93 and on the Board of Directors 1989-2003. He is also a founding board member of the International Yacht Council, a global network of leading yacht brokerage firms and Associations. Between 1981 and 1991, Hank published over 100 articles on boat handling and seamanship in a monthly column in Motorboating and Sailing Magazine, as well as Yachting, Cruising World and Passage Maker. He served for 20 years as an offshore safety inspector for the Marion Bermuda Race and Newport Bermuda Race, and presently is Co-Chairman of the Qualifications Committee for the Newport Bermuda Race.

Hank is also the managing partner of the Newport and St. Barths Bucket Regattas, sailing events for yachts over 100', where he has also served as racing helmsman for the 131' Ketch, VICTORIA OF STRATHEARN, 152' Perini Navi ANDROMEDA La Dea, 148' Perini Navi HELIOS and the Swan 112' HIGHLAND BREEZE.

Hank is pleased to share his wealth of experience regarding yachts, the offshore environment and the intricacies of the marine industry with his clients; the vast majority of whom, become close friends.

5 Marina Plaza, Goat Island 
 
Newport  
RI 02840  
United States

LOCAL TIME

T +1 401 848 5500

M +1 401 965 3256

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