COO & Yacht Management Director US
Raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Sean comes from a family of captains beginning his career at sea at the young age of 16 on a square rigger in Europe back in 1982. Spending his first ten years at sea on classic sailing ships working his way up through the ranks, Sean became a 2nd generation tall ship captain in command of a 282’ ship with 45 crew at the age of 30. Embracing the idea of not standing on an open deck in foul weather, his last two decades at sea were spent commanding private and charter motor yachts cruising some of the world’s finest yachting destinations. Periodically, when ashore Sean would teach navigation and upper level license courses to captains seeking to upgrade their own master’s ticket while also serving as the Yachtmaster Examiner for the Royal Yachting Association. Sean decided to move ashore and joined IYC in September 2014 as Yacht Management Director for the US operation.