Great Southern Yacht Company

Bill Mann - Broker

Destin, FL, US

I have been around the water since I was very young. Spending summers at the beach house in Wrightsville Beach, NC where I began my fishing and boating interest. I have never realized my dream of living at the coast but still not ruling it out yet. My wife and I have been married for nearly 45 years and we were very blessed to have two great children, Leslie and Christopher. Upon leaving my military service in the Air Force my first job was working for a local boat dealer. For a short period (1989 – 2000) I enjoyed tournament fishing in the coastal waters from Hatteras, NC to Charleston, SC. I received my Captains License in 1990 and maintained that status until 2006. In 1999 I was asked to help deliver a 53’ Carver Voyager from Pittsburg, PA to Sarasota, FL via the river system that turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. From that time forward I became a yacht broker with Dyson Yachts in Wilmington, NC and to this day I enjoy meeting and working with people to experience the joy of being on the water. My career has brought me down two pathways as a business owner of Carolina Business Forms, LLC, calling on high profile companies and dealing with CEO’s and print media marketing executives to my career as a yacht broker helping individuals to realize their boating dreams. My background in business gave me the expertise to negotiate good deals for both parties and safely help navigate buyers and sellers through the process the right way.