Peter: 20 Years with Sabre Yachts

This time around we interviewed Peter, who just celebrated twenty years with Sabre Yachts. Beginning as a member of our Production Team, today Peter holds the position of Safety & Environmental Manager. In this position Peter is responsible for ensuring that all of our equipment, procedures, and work spaces are “up to code,” so that the entire Sabre Yachts team can remain safe and healthy. Most recently, Peter organized a training session with our local fire department, to educate all office and shop associates in prevention practices and the proper use of fire extinguishers. We’re privileged to have people like Peter on the Sabre Team, and we’d like to congratulate him on twenty years of dedication.

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Do you have a lucky number?

33. It’s my son’s high school football jersey number. 

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Alaska, for the nature and the solitude. 

If you could learn any instrument what would you play?

I’ve always wanted to play the guitar. I tried for a little while, but it didn’t take. 

Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person?

The army was difficult, but it definitely made me better. 

If you could send a message back through time to your younger self what would you say?

Don’t take things so seriously, and you don’t have to know it all.

Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

My grandkids, they always make me smile. 

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

My wife. 

What do you cook when no one else is home?

I don’t.

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What’s your dream car?

1970 Buick GSX Stage I

If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one  thing, what would you keep and why?

I would keep my dad’s 30-06 Mauser. He built it with my Grandfather.

What is your theme song?

The theme from the movie Jaws! I’m only half joking – people always think I’m trying to catch them doing something unsafe in the shop. 

What’s the most important thing you learned in school?

Hard work really does pay off. 

What’s your favorite book of all time?

A Warden’s Worry, by Randall Probert. I love that deep-nature peace and solitude. We have a camp on Chesuncook Lake, and we go up with the family several times a year. 

Tell me about your earliest childhood memory:

When I was about two years old I fell out of my highchair. I got a black eye when I hit the corner of the table. 

What movie, no matter how many times you’ve seen it, do you have to watch every time it’s on?

Return to Macon County – 1975, with Nick Nolte and Don Johnson

Tell me about someone who is your hero:

My father is my hero. I didn’t realize it until he was gone. 

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What super power would you like to have?

I have always wanted to fly. I used to dream about flying a plane when I was a kid, and I always wanted to be a pilot. 

What, in your opinion, is the best thing about humanity?

Compassion. I remember right after 9/11, everyone came together despite their differences, and supported each other. 

What’s your favorite desert?

Apple Pie

What’s your favorite song of all time?

“I Love” by Tom T. Hall. What can I say, it’s the little things in life.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

Rules should be applied with common sense. No rule is absolute 100% of the time. 

What’s your least favorite thing about the world today?

Politics. 

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

I will tell them all the embarrassing things their parents did. 

Where would you go in a time machine?

I love history. I would visit all of the pivotal times in the past, and I’d visit relatives when they were young. I wouldn’t necessarily want to change anything, just observe and see how things really were. 

Would you rather be deaf or blind?

I’d rather be blind. We tend to judge based on appearance. 

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