Yacht Broker Joe Williams – Yacht Access – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Joe Williams is a yacht broker in Fort Lauderdale and your top source for local boats and Flybridges.
With over 17 years of experience in the yachting industry, 11 of which being Master of yachts up to 208 ft., 100s of successful charters in the Bahams/Caribbean/East & West Coast USA/ Mediterranean East & West, United Kingdom, Alaska, and countless successful refits Joe understands how Paramount relationships are in this great business of Yachting.
Joe was born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska. Growing up on an island there was little doubt a love and familiarity for the ocean would be imbedded. After trying some commercial fishing, he decided to head off to college and in 2004 Joe graduated with a B.A. in Business Management from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Immediately following college he moved to South Florida and officially started his yachting career. From deckhand to mate, then to 1st officer, Engineer, and eventually to Captain, Joe has worked his way up through the ranks. With drive ,determination, and focus Joe became a captain at 29. At 32 he was running a 141 ft. yacht and by 36 years old he was Master of a 63m, 208 ft. Motor Yacht. After running charter and private yachts all over the world for the industry’s most elite clientele the transition to brokering was a natural progression. As a previous Master, Joe has a firsthand familiarization with Benetti, Proteksan/Turquoise, Trinity, Heesen, Oceanfast, Westport, San Lorenzo, Hargrave, Horizon, Azimut, and Lazzara to name a few yacht buliders. Years of operational and Master knowledge is part of what sets Joe apart from other brokers in the industry. The operational experience, international industry knowledge, experience with a wide range of yacht builders, and complete dedication to personal relationships all have allowed Joe early success in Yacht consulting. Joe’s ability to provide a prospective buyer or charterer a Firsthand, “ Have done it “, viewpoint on quality, ability, performance, limitations, maintenance cost, and resale in an effort to match them with the Yacht that fits their specific needs is one of his greatest attributes.