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.
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 has been Sandy Hook Yacht Sales’ Ocean County representative 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 serves 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!
Raised at the New Jersey shore, Kirk started working as a mate on charter boats in Belmar as a teenager. A licensed captain since 1979, Kirk holds a 100 Ton N/C Masters License. From 1978 to 1993 he worked as a captain running privately owned sport fishing boats in New Jersey and Florida. In 1993 he moved on to captain commuter ferries in New York harbor. The move into the yacht brokerage field was a natural progression for someone who has spent an entire career working on boats.
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”.
Ed began working with Sandy Hook Yacht Sales after retiring from a career in broadcasting. He is a resident of Westchester County, does the majority of his boating on Long Island Sound and is a member of the New York Athletic Club Yacht Club. Having owned a couple of Grand Banks Ed has a particular interest in trawler and Down East yachts and follows those brokerage markets very closely.