Bill Full has been a broker with East Coast Yacht Sales since 1998, but his career in the marine industry spans four decades.
Raised around boats in Marblehead, MA, Bill was exposed to a wide range of both power and sailing yachts of the time. His father, well known marine surveyor, Giffy Full, made sure that Bill had experience on the water and in the industry from a young age. At 13, Bill had his first job on the waterfront helping an older gentleman sail his yacht. This led to jobs taking care of larger yachts in the area, working as Mate on the family passenger boats, doing a few shorter delivery jobs and a bit of commercial fishing.
After graduating from Maine Maritime Academy in 1976, Bill went on to work in the Merchant Marines for over 22 years including 13 years as Captain of some of the largest US Flag tankers ever built. Bill continues to hold an Unlimited Master Mariner’s License (Any Vessel, Any Ocean) and has several first class harbor pilotage endorsements and other professional credentials.
In between shipping assignments, Bill and his family could always be found cruising the various sail and power boats they or his parents owned. These days, when not assisting clients, Bill can be found racing or day sailing on his J/105 Persistence.
As a broker, Bill has handled the sale of a wide range of yachts and has been involved in custom new build programs. He has contributed to the marine industry by serving on the Board of the Yacht Brokers Association of America as well as being a Past President of the organization. He currently serves on the Certification Advisory Council for the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program.
“I am passionate about boats and look forward to working with you!”
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