Patricia and her late husband, Paul, established Bennett Brothers Yachts in 1986, brokering and building custom sailing and power boats to the acclaim of industry experts. A shift from custom building to service, repair, and refit involved the creation of the Cape Fear River boatyard location as it stands today. Patricia enjoys gardening, distance running and spending time with her rescued dogs and adult children. Paul and Patricia’s four children are Paul Jr., Connor, Brendan and Maggie. Patricia dedicates her time outside of work to the Big Buddy program, WILMA leadership program, and the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Patricia’s best day would be spent outdoors with her family on Bald Head Island, North Carolina or on Keuka Lake in upstate New York where extended family reside.