About Us

OUR HISTORY

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ellHart 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 has been apart of the BellHart team for ten years now! He has been in this industry for 20years and prides himself in maintaining relationships with customers and vendors alike. He started in parts and warranty work at BellHart Marine but became our service manager in 2005. Joe is personally responsible for 75% of BellHart Marine’s notorious good looks.Joe is largely responsible for maintaining efficiency and productivity with our experienced team of technicians. Joe is overall just a big deal!

Laura Martin is the newest addition to the BellHart Marine office. She has been in the Marine Industry for 5 years now working as our Executive Office Assistant & Service writer. 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 was BellHart Marine’s Parts Manager. He recently retired in 2019 but has come back to help out with day to day inventory and errands.With his 19 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.

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 3 years selling new and used Brokerage Boats.

Cam Grimes is our Marketing Director, Warranty Manager 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.

Dan is our electronics specialist who can install just about anything to improve your vessel. He has been in the industry for several years and is a vital part of our team!

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.

Mercruiser Certified Technician with 6 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in running gear, electrical systems, plumbing, fuel systems and rigging. He is a valued member of our team and continues to provide outstanding service to our organization. Corey also helps out with sales at our boat show events!

Josh Franks is a yamaha outboard Certified Technician with nine years of experience in the marine industry. BellHart Marine appreciates Josh’s expertise and eagerness to work makes him an admirable member of our team

Yard manager at our river location & travel lift operator with 25 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in running gear, electrical systems, mechanical systems and rigging.

Yard manager at Inlet Watch Location. Steve has 30 years of experience in the marine industry. He can operate both the forklift and travel lift which are both critical aspects to our business running in a more efficient manner. Steve’s attention to detail and always eager attitude makes him out to be a remarkable employee.

Marine technician with 30 years of experience in the marine industry. Specializing in outboard motor maintenance & repairs, rigging, electronics, fuel system and electrical systems.

Nathan has two years of experience in the marine industry. He has a love for boating and being on the water. He recently moved to Wilmington and is eager to expand his horizons of marine enterprise. He is one of our most enthusiastic employees and is a welcome addition to our growing team.

Kevin is a United state Marine Corps Veteran who enjoys boating, fishing, and hanging out with his dog, Darwin. His studies included an emphasis on boat manufacturing and service while in the Marine Corps. In order to become a more valuable asset. Kevin continues to learn and earn certifications in the marine industry.

Mike is the newest member of our team. He went to school for marine tech at CFCC. He is an avid animal lover and continues to educate himself in the marine industry in order to bring vital skills to our organization

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

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