John Harkness

From an early age, John has had a passion for boats and all things maritime – and this has surfaced in many aspects of his career and life to date. From sailing dinghies at the age of 5 and becoming a flotilla skipper with the RYA Young Skippers Scheme to later racing, completing his Yachtmaster Ocean and refitting his own yacht before taking her and his family cruising to warmer waters. His yachting industry experience includes studying yacht building in the UK, setting up and operating an international yacht brokerage overseas and working in the superyacht industry, based out of Monaco. Joining BJ Marine in 2016, John’s aim is to get clients afloat in the boat that best suits their needs, sailing aspirations, style and budget: he sees his role with BJ Marine as being a matchmaker for boats and owners. Every owner deserves the right boat, whether new or used – and every boat deserves the right owner. John will use his knowledge, experience and integrity to make a boat purchase or sale hassle free and successful for you – power or sail.
TITLE: Sales Executive, Bangor