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Meet the Vanquish Team

Capt. Morgan Huntley, President

Morgan acquired Vanquish Boats in 2010 and relocated the company to Newport, Rhode Island. A graduate of the Landing School and the International Yacht Restoration School, he has over 15 years of boatbuilding experience that includes positions held with Outer Limits Offshore Powerboats. Morgan holds his 50-ton USCG masters license and has spent many hours aboard vessels of all sizes.

Doug Zurn, Designer

Since the founding of his design firm Zurn Yachts in the 1990s Doug has designed over 150 distinctive power and sail yachts. A graduate of the Westlawn Institute for small craft design, he is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).

Ron Martel, Production Manager

The responsibility for building each and every Vanquish boat to the highest-quality standards rests with Ron who brings over 30 years of boat-building and yacht-production management experience to our team. Ron has held management positions with Waterline Systems.com, C&C, Compton and Carroll Marine.
Jake Popek
Jake Popek, Director of Sales

Jake brings a decade of boat sales experience to Vanquish Boats. He grew up boating on the Massachusetts North Shore and working at the local yacht clubs as a Launch Operator. After acquiring his business degree from the University of Massachusetts, he held sales management positions at multiple dealerships on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.
Jake can be reached at (401) 302-2733 and jake@vanquishboats.com.



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