HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2020) – After nearly 40 years of service to the Harbour Town Yacht Basin and The Sea Pines Resort, Nancy Cappelmann will retire as harbourmaster at the end of 2020.  During her tenure as one of the most recognized figures among the Atlantic coast boating community, Cappelmann forged a deep network and long-lasting relationships with boaters, slip owners, charter operators, transient boaters and staff members by providing outstanding service with passion, enthusiasm and heart.  She worked her way up from dockhand to harbourmaster, with one of Hilton Head Island’s iconic views from her office window.

“In her illustrious career, Nancy set a benchmark for excellence in the boating community not only in Sea Pines, but on Hilton Head Island, the state of South Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard,” said Rob Bender, Director of Recreation & Marine Operations.

Leslie Whitener, assistant harbourmaster, has been promoted to the position of harbourmaster. Whitener has been with the Harbour Town Yacht Basin for 36 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job. Warren Holland, a veteran of the marine and charter industry, will assume the assistant harbourmaster position.

Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort, the Harbour Town Yacht Basin is widely recognized as one of the top yachting destinations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Marked by the distinctive red-and-white-striped Harbour Town Lighthouse, which has been welcoming boaters for more than 50 years, this full-service marina offers everything guests need for a cruise along the coast, including slip rentals and sales, marine supplies and apparel, professional yacht sales and brokerage dealers, and a friendly, experienced staff.  Harbour Town Yacht Basin is a Certified South Carolina Clean Marina and a Marina Life “Best Small Marina” (2011-2018).

For additional information access the web site at https://www.seapines.com/marina/.

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