Ricky is a difficult man to pin down here at Sabre Yachts – when I first set out to find him for this interview I was told (jokingly) that the best place to look was the corner of Route 35 and Hawthorne Rd., because Ricky’s frequent trips between the two ends of the facility meant he would pass by there sooner rather than later. In all seriousness, however, Ricky’s excellent work ensures that materials are where associates need them, when they need them, and keeps the production lines running smoothly. In thanks for his five years of hard work, we decided to get to know Ricky a little better.
Tell me about something that was difficult, but made you a better person:
Serving in the United States Marine Corps.
What did you do after the Marine Corps?
I went south and started building boats for Boston Whaler.
What brought you north again?
I started having chest pains and discovered I had a pulmonary embolism. It was successfully treated, but after that it just felt like time to come home and be closer to family.
What is your dream car?
’67 Chevy Camaro
Pepsi or Coke?
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
Nuremberg, Germany. I was born there while my father was in the service, and I’ve always been interested in going back to visit.
If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one thing, what would you keep and why?
What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?
Always treat women with respect, and not as objects.
What’s your favorite book of all time?
The Pern series by Ann McCaffrey. A buddy of mine got me hooked while we served in Desert Storm together.
What super power would you like to have?
X-Ray vision (just kidding!)
What’s your favorite dessert?
Ice Cream. My dog, Zeus, is a full blooded shih tzu, and every time I have ice cream he has to have his own with a little peanut butter sauce.
Is it ever okay to break the rules?
I guess it depends on the seriousness of the rule. I think stealing is wrong, but I probably speed more than I should…
What’s your least favorite thing about the world today?
The Media. It’s all hype and playing on people’s emotions, plus there’s no sense of privacy anymore.
What are you most proud of?
The fact that I’m a Gulf War veteran.
If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?
Nothing, I would invest it.
Would you rather be deaf or blind?
I would rather be deaf, there are too many beautiful sights in the world.