Sean has spent the last thirty five years designing and building wooden yachts with about a hundred currently on the water. He was the founder and CEO of Spirit Yachts and has a deep knowledge of managing complex builds from the drawing board to the sea. Prior to his career in yacht construction he ran an advertising and marketing firm and spent much time at sea on a great variety of sailing craft.

Sean has been a supporter of the Sutton Hoo Ship for many years, both as a Witan member and regular visitor. He has seen the ship evolve and is now keen to be more actively involved.