wilmington marine service staff


In late 2016, Wilmington Marine Center, celebrating 30 years as a quality marina on the Cape Fear River, announced the creation of a marine service division expanding the marina services offered at 3410 River Road.  The commitment to provide quality marine service under their name begins with leadership from Hank Hinckley. Hank’s knowledge and reputation in the industry is well known and one you can trust.

Hank Hinkley – Manager

Hank, a second-generation boat builder, apprenticed at Henry R. Hinckley & Company, founded by his father. Hank started at the bottom and rose to become President of the Hinckley Company. He has experience and first-hand knowledge of mechanical, electrical, carpentry, fiberglass, design and even rigging sales. Hank has managed several boat building companies around the country and later cofounded Ocean Cruising Yachts and Hank Hinckley Boat Builders. His family name, and his experience in boat building and maintenance is synonymous with one word–quality.

Hank has written “The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care” so feel free to ask Hank anything about boats. You can find him at the marina Monday through Saturday between 8 am and 5 pm. Also, you may email him at Hank.Hinckley@wilmingtonmarine.com or on the contact page of this website.



Janie Bacon – Administrative Manager

Janie joined Wilmington Marine Center to help coordinate the service activities, invoicing and schedules.  Her spirited personality and relaxed manner compliments the busy service yard.

In her spare time she loves to browse the shops and spend time with daughter, Anna.   She also has a decorating knack!