Seven Star Marine employs a talented team of hydraulic technicians, machinists and welders who are dedicated artisans capable of producing the finest product.   Meet our team! 

Teak Ackman - Teak grew up working on the waters of Narragansett Bay. He and his family bring a tradition of maritime trades and a passion for small marine business to Seven Star Marine Engineering. Teak is dedicated to Newport's working waterfront. Teak is a graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Teak’s talent lies in his eye for a pleasing aesthetic and his attention to detail.  Seven Star Marine Engineering was incorporated by Teak Ackman in 2006.  Email: teak@sevenstarmarine.net  

                                                       

Jesse - Born and raised in Newport, RI – Jesse grew up sailing the waters of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.  His first job was working alongside Seven Star Marine’s very own Teak Ackman manning launches for Oldport Marine.  In his late teens and early twenties, Jesse delved into the world of competitive sailing with W-Class and Interlodge, traveling throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean.  Ready to settle down and fuel his creative aspirations, Jesse paved his own way into the artistic realm through metal fabrication. In his free time Jesse enjoys hanging with his dog “Tug” and tinkering with motorcycles and gear of all descriptions.  His current project involves restoring a 1941 Chesapeake Oyster Bay boat.                                                                                                             Email: jesse.r@sevenstarmarine.net

 

Orlando - Orlando brought years of artisanal experience and aptitude to Seven Star Marine Engineering.  He is a skilled fabricator and welding with exceptional finishing skills.  He has acquired the well-deserved title of Orlando “The Main Mando” by his adoring fans and workshop compatriots.  As a resident Newporter, he enjoys spending time with his family, drawing, wearing big belt buckles with pointy cowboy boots and relinquishing to a fine tequila cocktail.  Email: orlando.g@sevenstarmarine.net

 

Sue - Hailing from Lancaster County, PA, Sue became enchanted by Newport’s seaside charm during family vacations with her cousins - the Ackmans.  Her love for the area grew as she spent her college summers working alongside the Ackman family at Oldport Marine.  After university, Sue became an established member of the Newport community teaching mathematics at the local high school.  As her family grew, Sue switched career paths from teaching to bookkeeping in order to accommodate her change in priorities.  Sue has been bookkeeping at Seven Star Marine for the past 8 years.  In her spare time she enjoys painting, sewing, walking and spending                                                                                                              time with her two teenage children and husband.                                                                                                                                     Email: sue.k@sevenstarmarine.net