Bill Shewbridge was born in Baltimore, MD and spent his early years on and around the Chesapeake Bay in Riviera Beach, MD. In 1976, he and his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL where he has enjoyed the beaches and local waters ever since. While attending Broward College locally, he started working at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Marina as a dock-hand.
Over the next 11 years, several promotions and marina acquisitions provided Bill the opportunity to become Director of Marina Operations for the top 3 marinas in Fort Lauderdale….Pier 66, Bahia Mar and the Marriott.
In 1995, he was recruited by Richard Bertram Yachts to become their 1st yacht-broker candidate at RBY University. Since then, Bill has had the pleasure to become friends and work with many great customers. Those friendships have afforded him some incredible memories and yachting experiences, including trips to the Galapagos, Hawaiian and Bahamian Islands.
Despite working in Allied Marine's Fort Lauderdale office, Bill has delivered over 196+ yachts to all parts of our country and around the globe. Bill is happy and able to help you in all facets of your yacht purchase and ownership.
Bill is an avid sports guy who still plays basketball competitively and lives a mile from the beach. He is a family guy as well and says that his best time is spent with his wife, two sons and two step-sons doing nothing or anything.