Shawn’s station is at the end of the long hall in the Building 3 woodshop at the Sabre Yachts production facility. A five-year member the production team, Shawn’s talent is especially apparent in the Sabre 48 Master Berth, and sliding settee in the Main Salon, both of which require deft expertise and strict attention to detail. As is our tradition, we had the privileged of interviewing Shawn in celebration of his five-year anniversary. In addition to his skill and dedication, Shawn’s gregarious and lighthearted nature make working with him a genuine pleasure – Thanks and Congratulations to Shawn, from everyone on the Sabre Yachts Team.
Do you have a lucky number?
15 – it’s my birthday.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
If you could learn any instrument what would you play?
I already play guitar, so piano/keyboard would be cool.
Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person?
Becoming an Eagle Scout
If you could send a message back through time to your younger self what would you say?
Be more confident and apply yourself.
Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:
What do you cook when no one else is home?
Whatever I’m in the mood for!
What is your dream car?
’69 El Camino
Pepsi or Coke?
What are you most proud of?
My current success – Family, jobs, parenting, etc.
If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one thing, what would you keep and why?
.22 bolt action long rifle
What is your theme song and why?
Mahna Mahna, from the Muppet Show
What’ the most important thing you learned in school?
That school doesn’t prepare you for life at all.
What’s your favorite book of all time?
To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee
What movie, no matter how many times you’ve seen it, do you have to watch every time it’s on?
Austin Powers: Gold Member
What super power would you like to have?
Two hearts and a sonic screwdriver!
What, in your opinion, is the best thing about humanity?
Having thumbs. Everyday at some point I think, “Thank God I have thumbs!”
What’s your favorite song of all time?
Can You Picture That, by Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem
Is it ever okay to break the rules?
Yes, of course.
Name one thing that always makes you smile:
My daughter’s laughter
What is your least favorite thing about the world today?
Our dependence on, and fascination with, technology
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?
Pay off the mortgage and build a new house
Would you rather be blind or deaf?
I don’t think it would matter, we’ll have the technology to fix both at some point. But, I think I’d choose deaf over blind.