Joyce has been power boating and sailing since she was a child. Her Dad was one of the founding fathers of the Wild Harbor Yacht Club (WHYC) in North Falmouth in 1950. Growing up summers it was not unusual for the Richards family to own up to 5 power and sail boats at one time, so no wonder she has such an affection for boating.
Her summers in New Silver Beach/Wild Harbor hold the best boating memories for her – and she frequently refers to them as “those happiest of days.” As a child, she raced Beetle Cats, Classic Herreshoff 12 ½’s and Widgeons at WHYC.
After college, she was a Regional Claims Supervisor in charge of the Auto Physical Damage Division of Amica Mutual Insurance for many years, but her love of the water encouraged her to become a yacht broker and her next career was born.
For the first nine years, she focused on sport fishing boats between 33-50′ for a regional yacht sales company and received her 100 Ton Coast Guard Captain’s License.
A member of the Falmouth Yacht Club since 1978, you will often find her on the water enjoying her own boat
Joyce’s boats over the past 35 years have included a 24′ Sea Ray, 23′ Formula, 31′ Sea Ray, 280S Formula, 21′ Aqua Sport, 24′ Formula and currently, she’s zooming around in a 29ZF Donzi Center Console. She likes to mix it up!
Her enthusiasm and love of boating are contagious: this is what we hear most from her customers. When clients sign those final papers, she wants it to be for a boat they will enjoy more than she imagined. Joyce is located at our Falmouth Office – MacDougalls’ Marine, 145 Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, MA 02540