Owner & Broker: Sean Keating
Sean Keating, President and Broker of Bellhaven Yachts, was born boating. From the lakes and streams of the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado to the abundant lakes of upstate New York. His passion for the Ocean began with a move to Southern California when he was 13 and immediately equipped a 13 Foot Boston Whaler to be able to have range to fish tuna and yellowtail offshore. That was the beginning of a long love for the Pacific Ocean, ranging from Panama to Alaska for both work and pleasure. Sean began work as a yacht salesman in Southern California and started a bustling multi-location Yacht Brokerage in 2005. Finding himself constantly finding reasons to deliver yachts to the Pacific Northwest, it only made sense to make the Bellingham and the Puget Sound the next chapter in life. With over 2500 successful sales under his belt, his business not only survived, but thrived through the recession of 2006-2009. Sean has navigated extremely complex deals involving short sales, trades, bank repossessions, seller-term purchases and everything in between. He has delivered boats from 25’ to 140’ from coast to coast and corner to corner on land and by sea. Running a fresh new team at Bellhaven is a great new opportunity for Sean and the team to help you in any way possible in your next Vessel purchase, Sale and/or major engine overhaul or basic maintenance. Sean is happy to assist in getting you into a slip in Bellingham, may it be long or short term, liveaboard or all pleasure. Give us a call 7 days a week to allow us to be of service!
William Joyce: Broker
bio coming soon…
Office Manager: Allie Mackey
Allie is a senior at Western Washington University pursuing a degree in political science. Allie has been a member of the Bellhaven team since June 2019. She grew up in Maine and was first exposed to boating by canoeing, kayaking, and sailing on a pond up in New Hampshire. She has been steadily learning the ins and outs of the brokerage and boating world and is eager to help you find the boat that is right for you!
Head of Maintance & Cleaning Operations: Grace Murphy
Grace is a junior at the University of Washington perusing a major in public health. At Bellhaven she does a little bit of everything, from working on the boats to holding down the fort at the office. She has been a part of the Bellhaven family for the past three summers and is going on her fourth.
Mechanic & Sailing Specialist: Reilly Hearne
Reilly Hearne started sailing 420s when he was 6 years old in Seattle, WA. He has continued to sail for 11 years in Vanguard 15s, Lasers, Optis, FJs, and J105s. He was a skipper in the Nathan Hale High School season and is working hard to incorporate sailing into his school as a school supported sport. In the future Reilly hopes to extend his sailing background to a more competitive league and carry his skills to the Olympics or work his way into America’s Cup and other large keelboat races. When Reilly is not sailing he enjoys skiing, climbing, and exploring nature and his city. He also enjoys writing, playing and listening to music. He loves to travel and spend time outside of his city and in new places. He hopes that his sailing career will take him all around the world.
Mechanic & Sailing Specialist: Matthew Zinn
bio coming soon…