Mike Sharpe

Mechanical / Soda Blasting, 2013 - present

Mike earned a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University. After some years in the construction field, he decided that being a boat mechanic was a better fit and has been doing so for over twenty years.

Mike is certified and/or factory trained with Mercruiser, Yanmar, Westerbeke, Dometic Vacuflush, Kohler Generators, and ABYC Marine Systems.

Mike is also our Soda Blasting man and has provided this service for over 10 years, often working long hours to meet demands.


Wayne Dixon

Mechanical, 1995 - present

Wayne is from a South County family well known for their contributions to the local community. His mechanical skills come naturally from working alongside his father as a car mechanic in the family repair shop, Dixon’s Garage, in Galesville which was located across the road from where he grew up.

Before joining the crew at Hartge’s, Wayne worked for the Department of Natural Resources on the inboard engine boats at the Matapeake facility on Kent Island.

As a young man, Wayne kept a horse behind his neighbor’s house and rode all over the local countryside through the farms and woods. Wayne continues to enjoy the outdoors. He is an avid fan of drag racing, a deer hunter, and is a devoted Christian who is very active with his church.

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Xan Schlegel

Mechanical, 2017 - present

Xan is the son of HYY Owner & General Manager, Alex Schlegel, and has worked around the boatyard since he was a young boy. At six, he learned to sail on his own and continued competing in junior sailing regattas and raced for his High School sailing team.

Xan earned a degree in Geology from the College of Charleston. After college, he remained in Charleston for three years to work for a powerboat dealership. At 25, Xan purchased a CS 36 sailboat to live aboard in Charleston and eventually took six months away from work to cruise the Bahamas, Turks, and Cuba.

Xan joined HYY in the summer of 2017 as a mechanic and has been certified in ABYC systems, electrical certifications, Yanmar and carries a U.S.C.G. Merchant license.

Xan has a great work ethic and is always cheerful and determined. He is an avid sailor of all size vessels from dinghy racing to ocean racing along with skippering deliveries. He also hunts, enjoys fishing and plays guitar. 


Mike Giannotti

Electrical / Mechanical, 2002 - present

A southern California native, Mike relocated to northern Virginia for College. He worked 27 years in the recreation industry in Fairfax County and retired as a Director.

Mike joined the Rigging/Electronics Shop at Hartge's in 2002. He soon moved to the Mechanic shop and discovered that electrical work was most interesting. He studied, took classes, and became an expert in wiring, troubleshooting and highly knowledgeable in metal corrosion.

In 2012, Mike and his wife moved to Vero Beach, Florida, where he continues to work for Hartge’s, specifically in electrical work.

He is our Florida representative serving the central east coast of Florida where many transient customers pass through on their way to the Bahamas and points south.