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Welcome to Fillingham Yacht Sales

Used Boat and Luxury Yacht Broker

Fillingham Yacht Sales is a Quality Yacht Brokerage dealing in luxury sail boats and power boats. We are experienced professionals and can help you find the ideal boat or yacht for you to enjoy with your family and friends. And, we are always looking for quality listings. We back up our listings with extensive sales and marketing programs in order to reach the right Buyer and facilitate a quick sale. Fillingham Yacht Sales is bonded and licensed by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Yacht and Ship Employing Broker. Our escrow account is bonded and licensed by the State of Florida.


Our philosophy is simple:
We Make It Happen! We know boats and the people who operate them.

We are located in the heart of St. Petersburg's Salt Creek Marine District

Our offices are located at Salt Creek Marina in the Salt Creek Marine District of Downtown St. Pete. Our address is 105 15th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701.. With our expanded offices, Fillingham Yacht Sales now offers our customers immediate access to comprehensive full boat yard services, including a 50-Ton lift to accommodate larger yachts. Wet slips are also available for brokerage boats on a monthly basis.

We offer you a wide range of services to make sure that your time on our waterways are safe and enjoyable. We can help you with insurance, financing, trades, transportation and boating instruction, both power and sail. We know your time is valuable. We strive to make the experience of buying or selling a boat a pleasant one.

Our company offers extensive services to California Customers and there are Tax Breaks available for California Customers boat buyers. We have assisted several California and USA West Coast Customers in finding the right boat for their family. Let us help you purchase a power boat, trawler, or sail boat of your choice and cruise through Florida and the Caribbean or follow the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) along the East Coast of USA or to Houston, TX at your leisure. After spending several enjoyable months in our warm waters and sunny days, we can arrange to ship your new boat to Ensenada, Mexico or California to be picked up by you after the required 12-month period. Click on California Connection for more details.

We also have extensive experience helping our International Customers with their yacht searches and sales and shipping the boats to Europe and Greece. In addition, we also have an office in Miami, Florida to accommodate all of our East Coast Florida clients and our International Spanish-speaking clients.

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En Fillingham Yachts encontrara un personal altamente calificado que le brindara la mejor atencion personal y profesional en el proceso de la compra o venta de su nuevo yate, bote de pesca o velero. Llamenos sin compromiso alguno y dejenos saber sus necesidades de venta o compra. Para mayor informacion referente a Fillingham Yachts visitenos en la nos puede contactar (727)460-5687.

Bob and Shar Fillingham, USCG 100-Ton Masters Licensed Captains and certified US Power boating instructors, are full time yacht brokers with offices in St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay area on the West Coast of Florida.

We bring a wealth of experience and maturity to the yacht brokerage community. We have many years of boating experience on the Gulf of Mexico and have enjoyed extensive days and hours cruising throughout the Great Lakes, U.S. coastal waters, Canada and the Caribbean.

Capt. Art Bollman has a USCG 100-Ton Masters License. He has been in the boat and yacht business for 28 years as a yacht broker, new boat sales, and manager of boat dealerships. He has delivered boats to St.Thomas, Mexico, Belize, the Eastern US, and the Gulf of Mexico ports. He enjoys helping his clients find the right boat and/or selling their current boat. With his knowledge and experience, he will help you to achieve your goals in the boating world.

Jim Clark has over 30 years of sailing and power boating experience in the Northeast U.S. inland and coastal waters, the Chesapeake Bay, Florida waters and the Caribbean. With extensive experience representing both domestic and international buyers and sellers of quality yachts, Jim is well positioned to assist you with your current and future yachting requirements.

Javier Hoyos is a knowledgeable yacht salesman with years of experience in vessel restorations and has many contacts and resources for restoring and the ongoing maintenance of your boat. He will make sure your needs and expectations are met whether you are buying, selling or restoring any boat. When buying a used boat, he is the guy to call. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Capt. Mike Lovchuk is a qualified US Masters Licensed Captain. He has been boating for over 45 years in Florida and Georgia. He has been employed in the transportation industry for over 12 years and in the insurance industry for 28 years. As a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Mike enjoys Club Cruising, Club Racing, and participates in the Club Predicted Log challenges. He shares his love for the water with family and friends and looks forward to helping you enjoy your boating activities. With his experience and expertise in several areas, Capt Mike can help you select just the right boat for your boating enjoyment. Or, if you are thinking about selling your boat, Capt Mike would love to handle your listing.

Capt. Bob Miller moved south to the Sunshine State from Michigan over 28 years ago and he has been sailing and racing since he was six. His first boat was a 12’ Alcort wooden Sailfish and over the years he graduated to 22’ Catalina then a 30’ S-2 and most recently sold “Miller Time,” a 36’ Catalina. Bob has served on the Board of Directors at the Bay City Michigan YC, Bradenton YC and is currently the Race Captain at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Bob has also served on the and was a member of the Bradenton Kiwanis Club. Graduating with a BA from Central Michigan University and earning a Master’s degree from Michigan State University, Bob also has his Master Captain’s U.S. Coast Guard License and has captained a wide varied of power and sail vessels. Bob spent a couple of summer vacations working for local boat brokers in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and he recently retired from the Manatee School District where he had been teaching “at risk” students.

Tony Juan is a very experienced boater throughout the SE Coast of Florida, Bahamas and Latin America. He is located in Miami, Florida and will make sure that your needs and expectations are met whether you are buying or selling any boat. Tony has years of experience in importing and exporting; and he can answer any questions you may have about International yacht sales. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and conducts business throughout Latin America.

Jann Mellman spent 22 years with Motorola in a variety of domestic and international sales and customer care roles from 1987-2008, departing as Vice President-Customer Care. She has since worked with TE Connectivity and Harris Corporation in both direct and consulting capacities. Jann is looking forward to helping her new Florida Keys clients sell their boats or find the perfect boat for extended cruising as she and her husband, Capt. Bill, seasonally cruise between the Florida Keys and their home in North Carolina.

Capt. Bill Mellman holds a 100-Ton Master's Captain License with Auxiliary Sail. Having been boating since age 2½, he has a wealth of experience with all types of power & sail vessels, having personally owned many different boats. He is also the Vice Commodore of the Marathon Yacht Club, where Jann & Bill reside on their Mainship 430 in the Florida Keys and Jann Mellman

Robert Siviter is a 2nd generation native of St. Petersburg, Fl. He has been an avid boater his whole life and grew up in the St. Petersburg Yacht Club sailing program. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he earned a degree in Business Management. When not showing boats, Robert enjoys spending time on the water diving, fishing, or just having fun with family and friends. He loves to travel and enjoys fishing in Costa Rica once a year. No matter what your boating experience may be Robert is ready to assist you in the most professional and stress free manner possible.

Browse our listings or use our Custom Search link to find your ideal boat. Whatever method you use, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Fillingham Yacht Sales is ready to help you at every stage of your search and purchase.

Fillingham Yacht Sales, Inc. is a 50/50 Yacht Brokerage House.

If you have a question, please ask it by sending Capt Shar, Capt Bob, Jim Clark, Robert Siviter, Jacek Wierzbicki, Bob Miller, Jann Mellman, Capt. Bill Mellman, Capt. Art Bollman an email.

Featured Boat
photo of 48' Nautor's Swan 48 Sloop
48' Nautor's Swan 48 Sloop
1972 US$ 159,000

“CONSTELLATION” has a long nautical history and has played a very important part in the sailing and military heritage of the USA.  The United States Naval Academy owned this beautiful sailboat from December, 1979 to December, 1997, when it was sold to the current owner. She was sailed and won the 653-mile Newport-to-Bermuda Race for the first time in Naval Academy history in June, 1992, with Ensign Kyle Weaver at the helm along with his 8 midshipmen crew.  Ensign Weaver was the youngest skipper to win this race and bring home the St. David's Lighthouse Trophy.  This incredible accomplishment is still remembered among midshipmen everywhere. Today, Commander Weaver is still serving his country in the US Navy.

The “CONSTELLATION” was designed by Sparkman & Stephens of New York and built in 1972 (Hull 11) in Finland with the Swan “Passion for Craftsmanship”.  Nautor’s Swan has been the true sailor’s choice for close to a half a century by designing and building luxurious, high performance yachts in Northern Finland. Swan has a strong heritage, skilled craftsmen, and pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the build.

The current owner took three (3) years refitting the “CONSTELLATION” in order to make her comfortable for cruising, mechanically sound, and capable of sailing any blue water challenge.  Since 2001, the boat has received complete upgrades and refits including new teak decks, total new electrical wiring that is chafe proofed, new plumbing, reconditioned stainless steel fuel tanks and water tanks, holding tank is rotomolded plastic, new Yanmar 76HP turbo engine, new Panda 3.9KW Generator, which is located is a custom slide-out cabinet for easy access.  She has been refitted with (2) Barient 28 3-speed coffee grinders, (2) Andersen 62ST 2-speed electric winches, (2) air conditioning/heating compressors, water maker (virgin, never used), Zeda water purifier, and the list goes on and on. This boat needs to be seen to truly appreciate her, especially at this price it is "better than new".

“CONSTELLATION” is a cutter rig with only 46 having been built from 1971-1975. The original boat design was changed in the 1990’s and is now known as a Nautor’s Swan 48-2 with emphasis on cruising versus racing, although the racing prowess and success is achievable, if desired.  The “CONSTELLATION” is a once in a life time opportunity to own a part of America’s United States Naval Academy heritage and still enjoy a magnificent cruising wonder and adventure on any of the world’s waters.

We are very proud to represent this pristine Swan 48 and welcome the opportunity to show her to you. Give us a call. You will not be disappointed!


Fillingham Yacht Sales

105 15th Ave SE (Salt Creek Marine District)
Located at Salt Creek Marina
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States

Toll-free 866-365-0702
Tel 727-460-5687
Fax 727-864-0305
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