Meet the Staff at Sandy Hook Yacht Sales
Your Hometown NJ Boat Dealer Serving the Jersey Shore Since 1983
It takes more than sales skills to buy, sell, finance, and maintain yachts. The team at Sandy Hook Yacht Sales has extensive experience in the boating arena that includes widespread knowledge of boating mechanics, insurance, financing, and safety standards. We are boating enthusiasts, so we care about your experience at our dealership and out on the water.
Learn more about the staff at our NJ boat dealership. Though we have different areas of expertise, we all have one thing in common: We deliver above-and-beyond customer service to every customer, every time.
BILL BERGIN, CPYB
Bill Bergin is the president and founder of Sandy Hook Yacht Sales, which opened for business in 1983. Actively selling new and brokerage power and sailboats since the early 70’s, Bill prides himself on helping his customers match their needs and dreams with the right boats. Bill is a past board member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America. A devoted husband, father, chef, oenophile and wine-maker, Bill is as comfortable in the kitchen, or skiing with his family, as he is behind the helm of a luxury yacht.
HANK HARTMANN, CPYB
Born and raised on the Jersey shore, Hank has boated his whole life. After graduating college, he moved to Florida where he built custom boats with a talented group of people. In 1975 he sold his first boat, which launched a career that has led him to being one of the most respected yacht brokers in the Northeast and co-owner of Sandy Hook Yacht Sales.
Brian has been a new boat salesman and yacht broker with Sandy Hook Yacht Sales for over 18 years. “With my experience I have learned that by being truthful and delivering on my promises I gain the respect and confidence of my customers. Working for Sandy Hook Yacht Sales I have the opportunity to interact with new people every day, as well as assisting my previous customers with their boating needs.”
KEVIN MCGETTIGAN, CPYB
Kevin has been with Sandy Hook Yacht Sales since 1995, having relocated from Maryland where he sailed and lived aboard his Sabre 34 out of Annapolis. Kevin is the first yacht broker in New Jersey to earn the prestigious “Certified Professional Yacht Broker” designation from the Yacht Brokers Association of America, and proudly served that organization on its Board of Directors and its membership committee. Prior to yacht brokerage, Kevin consulted and provided expert testimony on matters of economics and finance. In addition to his love of the water and sailing, Kevin and his wife love to travel with friends and family, experience other cultures, drink marvelous wines and partake of fabulous food!
Sheri Runne is our warm spirited and level-headed Office Manager who has been in charge of the administrative responsibilities of Sandy Hook Yacht Sales since DAY 1! Sheri started with Bill Bergin in 1983. Sheri’s responsibilities include preparing all transactional transfer of ownership paperwork and dealing with various state, national and international authorities on all ownership matters, as well as all payroll, billing, accounts payable, accounting and internal reporting requirements. Sheri has substantial training in multiple software suites and protocols. Sheri’s family boats at a high performance level. Husband, Rich and college age son, Dylan, are both champion race boat drivers! Sheri travels with Rich and Dylan to many race venues throughout North America in her family “Land Yacht.”
A lifetime on the Jersey Shore enjoying both power and sailboats has allowed Dave Kingdon to gain the knowledge needed to help buyers find the right boat for their needs. A member of Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club, Dave can often be found sailing with family and friends aboard his 34 foot sailboat “Rascal”. ” I enjoy working with people who share my passion for life on the water and I take pride in helping guide buyers and sellers through the process comfortably and ethically”.
I grew up on Barnegat Bay, getting my first boat at 13, starting my life long love affair for boats. I worked in the boating industry for 30 years, going from bottom painter to mechanic to captain to manager to business owner where I honed the skills needed to not only run boats but also learned what makes boats run. I am equally at home on the helm as in the engine room. Over the years, I gained a reputation for being knowledgeable and honest.
USCG licensed for over 25 years. I captained a private motor yacht for one family for 25 years while acting as a delivery captain making the trip between the Northeast and Florida 34 times. I participated in the 1989 Marion, Mass to Hamilton, Bermuda in a 38′ Irwin.
At Sandy Hook Yacht Sales, I will use my vast knowledge of boats and their system to help clients make the right choice in the boat that is right for them.