General Manager – Steve Durgan
Steve first joined Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard in 1984 when he purchased “The Sailing Shop” to sell CAL Sailboats. He was named General Manager of the marina in 1986, where he remained until 1998 when he moved back to the field of education and served for five years as a school principal. After purchasing G&H in 2004, the Pratt Family convinced Steve to return as General Manager, where he oversees all operations.
Steve is a graduate of Danvers High School class of 1966, has a Bachelor’s degree from Salem State College and a Master’s degree from Plymouth State College. Over the years, Steve has been very involved in both the marine and Wolfeboro communities, serving as president of The New Hampshire Marine Trades Association and the Wolfeboro Rotary Club and currently as a member of the Board of Directors for The Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce.
Steve is often found showing people around Lake Winnipesaukee as Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard’s “Friendly Skipper”. During the boating season Steve does a daily “Wind & Water Report” on WASR 1420 AM radio where he gives Lake Winnipesaukee conditions and tips. He is always available to help with boating related problems and solutions. His motto is “We sell FUN”.
Assistant General Manager – Deb Merry
Debbie is a native of the Wolfeboro area and enjoys all aspects of the Marina business. Debbie started working for the previous owner in 1999 as the General Manager, and continued on with the present owners as the Assistant Manager. Prior to joining G&H, Debbie was the General Manager at Back Bay Marina in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire from 1996 to 1999, and the General Manager for a hotel in Mystic, Connecticut, for five years.
Deb is hard working, pleasant and experienced, and everyone at Goodhue & Hawkins follows her lead when it comes to customer service.
Accountant – Mike Foy
A native of New Jersey, Mike and his family moved to Wolfeboro in late 1999. After several years of working at a local CPA firm, he came to work for the marina as our staff accountant in July of 2008.
Mike is a veteran of the US Coast Guard and enjoys spending time with his family, boating, fishing and snowmobiling. He is an active volunteer to a couple of local non-profits and is currently on the board of the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy.
Brian’s love of boating began as a young teenager when he worked part-time washing boats at a boat store in New Jersey. The job evolved, and Brian eventually became a trained outboard mechanic and salesperson. In 1980, shortly after marrying his wife Nancy, and after having vacationed in the Lakes Region area, Brian moved to Wolfeboro to start a family and begin a career in law enforcement. He maintained his knowledge and love of boats working part-time as an outboard mechanic at Goodhue & Hawkins in the 1980’s. In 2006, after 26 years with the Wolfeboro Police Department, Brian retired as Chief of Police and returned to his roots in the marine industry selling boats at Goodhue & Hawkins. In 2012 Brian was given the Cobalt Captains Worldwide Top Sales Award, the most prestigious sales honor given by Cobalt Boats.
After nearly 36 years, Brian and his wife continue to love the Wolfeboro area and all of its boating opportunities. The experiences and friendships they have developed as a result of being “on the water” are invaluable.
Jeremiah (“Miah”) joined Goodhue & Hawkins in May of 2013. Having grown up in the Lakes Region, he has spent 30+ years on Lake Winnipesaukee and enjoys everything the area has to offer. Miah went to high school in Wolfeboro, graduated from Brigham Young University in 2001, and spent the next decade in various sales roles. Miah enjoys spending time with his wife Kirsten and their 4 active boys, skiing and tubing. As part of the award-winning sales team at Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard, Miah helps people find the boat of their dreams and then assists in any way possible to make sure that boating is fun.
Service Manager – Dan Lapar
Dan has been providing top notch customer service for over 28 years at the marina. Dan moved from Long Island, NY, to the Lakes Region in 1980 after graduating from Voc Tech School for marine technicians. He quickly became the Parts and Service Manager, and continued his marine training to become a certified technician. Certified first as a Mercury outboard tech, he continued with MerCruiser, OMC, Volvo Penta and Polaris snowmobiles.
After a six year leave to work in the construction trade, the Pratt Family recruited Dan back to Goodhue & Hawkins in 2005 to serve as Service and Parts Manager. Upon his return, Dan became a Yamaha Five Star Certified Service Manager.