Bill Rudkin joins Berthon USA
August 19, 2013
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Berthon USA is pleased to announce that Bill Rudkin has joined their office in Newport.
Bill’s connection in the sailing industry started back in 1976/77 working for the Independence/Courageous syndicates here in Newport. Having gotten the bug, he then worked for Bartram & Brakenhoff, after which he joined Sparkman & Stephens in New York.
With his involvement in the sailboat racing scene, Bill developed a line of athletic sportswear, Ruds Inc. specializing in sailing attire, which he then sold to New Balance Shoe Company in 2002.
Given his depth of knowledge in both power and sail, he then began to specialize in the large power and sailing market, opening the Merle Wood & Ferretti Group offices in Newport.
Bill has sailed in over 12 Newport to Bermuda races, 15 SORC’s, Cowes Week, Fastnets, Swan Worlds, etc. and is looking forward to this newest opportunity with Berthon USA.
Jennifer Stewart of Berthon USA said ` as we grow Berthon in the USA, it is key for us to add to the team with excellent brokers and Bill fits this brief. We, and the rest of the Berthon team in the UK and France are delighted to have him onboard’.