Our Team Leaders

Genine and Wayne Puglise

geninep@jerseycapeyachts.com or wpuglise@jerseycapeyachts.com

Wayne and Genine Puglise have been building boats together for over 20 years now.  Wayne came into the Bertram Yard where Genine worked for some warranty repairs and he  moved her up to Jersey shortly afterward.  As he continued to grow his other business interests she worked for another local boat manufacturer.  When Wayne decided to look for his next boat project they scoured the East Coast and the North Carolina greats.  He then found the Jersey Devil project in his own back yard.  Knowing exactly what he wanted as an avid fisherman and using his own mechanical background they set about starting Jersey Cape Yachts.  Wayne is involved in every aspect of the build process and continually forging ahead to grow their brand and the line of boats they build as well as working with the Service and Repair team.  You’ll find Genine managing the day to day administrative duties and Teak (the friendly Doberman Pincher) running about the Yard.

Joe Fifth

Team Supervisor

Joe Fifth got his feet wet in the Marine industry at a young age and quickly mastered every task assigned.  He has picked up Wayne's eye for details and demand for perfection.  Joe supervises the Shop production crew and helps make sure everything runs smoothly and is always there to help with anything if you at Jersey Cape. 

 With his children grown and on their own- Joe and his wife enjoy traveling to some of their favorite cities across the globe.   joe@jerseycapeyachts.com

Mark Gnatz

Plant and Production Manager

Mark Gnatz is Jersey Cape’s Plant and Production Manager and has over 40 years of experience in yacht design, construction and composite tooling.  He is instrumental in the design of new components for custom construction and refurbish work. He will work closely with you to design your perfect mezzanine, make custom modifications to your interior, or layout a new teak cockpit deck. He engineer’s the installation and refits of Seakeeper gyro stabilization units to ensure structural integrity, safety and ease of service.    Mark keeps his team of skilled craftsman organized and running like a well-oiled machine.

Feel free to reach out to him if there is a project you are considering: mark@jerseycapeyachts.com

Justin Wighton

Service Manager

Justin Wighton is much more than a Service Manager here at Jersey Cape, he’s an encyclopedia of electrical, mechanical, and electronic and systems information. He has made his career in the Marine Industry, holding a 100 ton Master’s license with many “hands on” hours in engine repair and repowers, & electrical wiring.  If he’s not doing something fun with his girls, he’s on the water.   You can contact Justin at the office or via email:  justin@jerseycapeyachts.com

Drew Normand

Technician & Service Manager

Drew Normand has been in the marine industry since 1985.  He served 14 years as Technician & Service Manager w/ a multi-line dealership, followed by 16 years with Volvo Penta as a Service Rep, Instructor, and OEM Application Engineer for both Commercial & Pleasure-craft responsible for install and repair projects around the globe. Most recently, he spent 3 years with a John Deere distributor before joining Team- Jersey Cape.  Drew’s email address is:  drew@jerseycapeyachts.com

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