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Bill Bolin
Bill Bolin
Yacht Broker
Office: 410-639-2777
Cell: 727-743-3100
Email: bill@sjyachts.com



Bill Bolin

Bill first got hooked on sailing at the age of 13, sailing a Sunfish across the crystal-clear waters of Montego Bay, Jamaica.  After graduating from college, he bought his first boat, a Hobie 16, started a sailing school with a friend, and on a first date with his future wife, won the Hobie 16 State Championship with her as crew. 

After several years working as a marine patrol officer for the State of Ohio, Bill began selling yachts and teaching sailing for a Lake Erie dealership.  After moving to a Florida dealership a few years later, his new boat sales included models from companies like Tartan, Pearson, C&C, S-2, Cal, Catalina, Beneteau, Morgan, Endeavour and, of course, Island Packet.  In 1987 he was hired to become the sales manager for the fledgling builder and for 29 years, Bill worked at Island Packet Yachts, playing a variety of roles including customer service, dealer acquisition and training, sales, marketing and quality assurance.  For many sailors, he was the "face" of Island Packet, representing the company publicly and speaking at boat shows, rendezvous' and industry events.  He served nine years on the board of Sail America, including two terms as president, and was selected in 2017 to be one of three Boat of the Year judges by Cruising World magazine.  His passion for the industry, his dedication to personal customer service and his in-depth knowledge of the industry make him uniquely qualified to assist our clients in finding just the right boat.

Bill's passion for the industry, his dedication to personal customer service and his in-depth knowledge of the industry make him uniquely qualified to assist our clients in finding just the right boat.