When you first meet Sean, you think- “what a nice guy”, “he’s so polite & mellow”, little would you ever think that under that flannel shirt beats the heart of a card-carrying adrenaline junkie.


Originally from New Milford CT, Sean graduated from Ridgefield High School, landing jobs “doing everything on boats” all through school. After he graduated, he headed west to Big Powder Country, landing in Durango CO, attending Fort Lewis College. Over his 5-year tenure in CO, he held all kinds of jobs having to do with ski-resort life – fitting boots, waxing skis, ski rentals, etc. His favorite job was a 2-year stint working the Gondola at Telluride.


He headed back east after college and worked for Sound Sailing for 2 years, then Norwalk Cove Marina for another 5 years. This is where he really cut his teeth on rigging, and got into the racing circuit, sailing in the St. Thomas International Regatta twice, Key West Race Week, and in the 2016 Newport to Bermuda Race his boat placed 4th in their division.


It was around this time that he met his now wife Sarah. He moved to Peabody MA, Sarah’s hometown, and began to search for a job in the maritime industry on the North Shore. In 2020, Sean walked into MMYB and asked, “Hey, do you need any help”? The rest is history. Over the last 4 years, Sean has plugged into all aspects of the service side of the business but is found most often skyward in a bosun’s chair or our manlift, stepping and un-stepping masts, and working his rigging magic on deserving sailboats throughout the season.


Sarah and Sean exchanged vows in 2023, and live in Raymond NH with bestie canine Murphy, a Shephard-Lab mix.
When asked about an unknown fact about himself, Sean admitted that he can solve any Rubix Cube, be it a 3X3, 4X4 or 5X5 cube Cube, in a minute and a half!


Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Inc.
364 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (978) 465-3022
Fax: (978) 465-1443

MON – FRI : 8 AM - 5 PM

BROKERAGE is also open by appointment on weekends.