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A native of Charleston, Bill is an avid boater and has been involved with recreational boating, both power and sail, all of his life. Bill has been captain of the Charleston Pilot Boat, served in the Navy, was a yacht broker with Charleston Yachts in the early seventies, worked with marine surveying, and retired from the Maersk Container Service, where he was Marine Manager at the Wando/Welch Container Ship Terminal. Bill is a member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America, the Charleston Yacht Club, the Cruising Club of Charleston, and the Sons of the American Revolution. Bill enjoys cruising the waterways, inshore fishing, riding motorcycles, and flying.
Bill Welch 843-270-1996 or

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Edward James has served for twenty years as a full time yacht broker in Charleston, SC with forty-five years marine experience in total. He has logged over 70,000 offshore miles including the waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean, and completed two trans-Atlantic crossings. Ed has served as a delivery captain, charter captain, private instructor for both power and sailing vessels, and project manager for vessel refit and maintenance. Ed holds a Certified Professional Yacht Broker certificate from YBAA as well as a Florida Broker's License. He also holds a USCG 100 ton Masters License and a certificate in celestial navigation.
Edward James 843-789-0235 or

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An avid sailor and cruiser, Katie spends as much time as possible on or near the water. Her experience includes the operation of both sail & power vessels on charters and deliveries including offshore cruising on the east coast & the Bahamas. She has lived aboard, traveled on and maintained vessels, and knows that the perfect owner-vessel fit is key. Katie is a member of the Cruising Club of Charleston, and enjoys spending time exploring the beautiful waterways surrounding the Lowcountry.

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Greg has spent his entire life on the water aboard both power and sailboats, and has enjoyed working as a broker for over a decade. Driven by a true appreciation for time spent on the water, he enjoys sailing and surfing, fishing and water-skiing, and just cruising anywhere on any boat. He has worked in all aspects of the boating industry including charters, deliveries, towing, sales, and service on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain's license, a Florida Yacht Broker's license, and he is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and member of the Yacht Broker's Association of America. As an owner of both power and sailboats, he can be found quite often on the waters of Charleston Harbor and beyond. You can benefit from Greg's vast well-rounded experience and knowledge as he helps you find the right boat.

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Following his lifelong love of boats and water, Patrick moved to Charleston to pursue a Business Administration degree at the College of Charleston while living aboard his 36' Beneteau. To celebrate, he cruised the Bahamas for four months upon graduation. His boat is not only his hobby, but also his home which he has carefully maintained over the last six years. Unlike typical boat owners, Patrick believes boats are born to sail - not just sit and look pretty at the dock. He enjoys taking friends and family on harbor cruises and weekend excursions often. His other hobbies include fishing, hunting, and golfing. He has come to love Charleston and participating in all the many activities it has to offer such as racing local regattas with Sea Island One Designs and Charleston Ocean Racing Association. He holds an American Sailing Association Certificate of basic keel boating, coastal navigating, and bareboat chartering and has numerous deliveries under his belt. With over 15,000 nautical miles logged, Patrick brings to the table a wealth of knowledge about yacht ownership including sales, selection, and maintenance. Whether you're a first time boat owner or a seasoned sailor, he looks forward to helping you get the most enjoyment out of boating.

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Tim has a love of the Sea in his blood, which began with his service in the US Navy and career as Chief Engineer in the United States Merchant Marine. Tim became further interested in boating following his retirement from Lockheed Martin in 2013. At that time, he became the proud owner of a 28’ trawler and has since upgraded to a 44’ trawler. Tim is a resident of John’s Island, SC and spends much of his time enjoying his boat on Bohicket Creek and the local waterways. With over 40 years of Marine industry experience, he looks forward to helping you make your boating dreams a reality.

Tim Broderick 843-847-1290 or

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