About Us


BellHart Marine Services, LLC was founded in January 2004 to fill a definite need for a well rounded, professional versatile Marine Service business in Eastern North Carolina. Our founder and President Dwayne Dehart has been in the service industry for the past 25 years and his dedication to customer service and satisfaction is unsurpassed in the Marine Service Industry today. No facility on the east coast has a better reputation for customer service.

Starting operations in 2004 in a small one bay facility several miles from any water source, BellHart Marine in 2005 out grew that one bay facility moved into an on water facility. BellHart Marine now occupies a 8600 square foot facility on the Atlantic Intracoastal Water way just across from Carolina Beach Inlet. In order to better serve BellHart Marine Services client base, this location offers the capabilities of a 25 ton travel lift.

We also boast a second location on the Cape Fear River. Setting up the second shop in 2013, this location offers a 75 ton travel lift which is capable of hauling boats up to 90 feet. This location allows us to meet the growing demand for work on larger boats and yachts from up and down the east coast.

Meet the Team!

With almost 147 years of combined experience between our staff and technicians, BellHart Marine Services is truly a one stop shop for all your boat and yachting needs! We continuously educate our technicians on the most cutting-edge technology to ensure the most up-to-date knowledge and practice. Our lead mechanic is Mercruiser certified and is a Mercury Outboard Master Technician which is the highest certification that Mercury Marine has to offer!

Dwayne Dehart is the owner, president, and founder of BellHart Marine Services. With 25 years of experience in the Marine Industry, Dwayne has certainly made a name for himself! Not only does he run the business, but Dwayne is also a Mercury Certified technician and a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain. All in all, Mr. Dehart is our coastal authority!

Joe Rose is BellHart Marine’s in-house Service Manager. As such, he is largely responsible for maximizing the efficiency and productivity of our experienced team of technicians. He has 17 years in the Marine Industry and knows just about all there is to know about your boat!

Laura Martin is the newest addition to the BellHart Marine office. She has been in the Marine Industry for two years now working as our Executive Office Assistant. When you give us a call, odds are that Laura will be the kind professional on the other line! She can help steer you in the right direction for whatever you and your boat may need.

Bob High is BellHart Marine’s Parts Manager. With his 16 years of experience in the Marine Industry, Bob can answer any questions you may have about replacing or fixing all specific parts on your boat. Check out our Parts page and talk to Bob about what you might need!

Jimmy Thompson is part of our Sales team as an sales Associate. Jimmy grew up on lake Norman and eventually moved to the coast. He has mated and captained several vessels up to 65ft. Jimmy has been a part of our team for two years selling new and used Brokerage Boats.

Cam Grimes is our Marketing Director and part of our sales team. Cam has been in the marine industry for 14 years as a captain, marine forklift operator, and Dock Master for a local marina. Cam has owned a production company for several years to help boat brokers sell their listings through multimedia.

Liz Poggio is our new Parts Manager. She is a crucial part of our team where she has helped market our company as well as keeping strict inventory of our parts department. You will notice her extreme professionalism any time you speak with her on the phone. We are very happy to have her to be a part of our team.

Mercury Outboard Master Technician & Mercruiser Sterndrive Certified Technician with 12 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in Mercury Verado, Mercury Optimax and Mercury 4 stroke motors, joystick piloting, Mercruiser Axius and Mercruiser emission controls.

Mercruiser Certified Technician with 5 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in running gear, electrical systems, plumbing, fuel systems and rigging.

Yamaha Outboard Certified Technician with 7 years of experience in the marine industry.

Yard manager at our river location & travel lift operator with 23 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in running gear, electrical systems, mechanical systems and rigging.

Yard manager at Inlet Watch Location. Travel lift operator & forklift operator with 30 years of experience in the marine industry.

Marine technician with 25 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in outboard motor maintenance & repairs, rigging, electronics, fuel system and electrical systems.

BellHart Marine Services now has two yard locations from which to service your boat. Our five office personal and nine service technicians work at both the main office near Carolina Beach or our larger shipyard near Downtown Wilmington. The business is already well matured and is still growing every day!

The main office facility, also called our Inlet Watch location, has a 25 ton travel lift. Our bigger shipyard near Downtown Wilmington, listed as our Cape Fear location, has a 77 ton travel lift capable of hauling boats up to 90 feet. Call us today to see which location will better suit your needs!

Our Inlet Watch location

Our Cape Fear location