Ken Monaghan, a yacht dealer and broker since 2015, has joined the brokerage team at Seattle-based
The well-known broker began his career as a mate on commercial fishing boats while putting himself through college. In the process, he recorded five Inside Passage transits and gained important ship’s operational knowledge. As a broker, he’s handled several new boat lines and brokerage yachts.
“Ken’s a natural fit,” said Ryan Helling, managing partner of Swiftsure. “He brings a wealth of experience and energy to our team.”
Monaghan’s small boat experience comes from years sailing International 14s at the national and world championship levels. As a racing and delivery crew member, he has sailed many thousands of ocean miles. More recently, he worked as an engineer with Boeing and later moved into technology sales.
In the Pacific Northwest, Monaghan has been a regular crew on some of the most successful race boats in the area, including Glory, Sachem, Jedi, Banshee, Terremoto, and Baba Louie, among many others. Swiftsure Yachts was formed in 2002 to create a full-service brokerage for yachtsmen interested in buying or selling high-quality boats.