Killian Yacht & Ship Brokers is a full service Yacht Company with a proud maritime tradition and heritage. The Killian name is synonymous with professionalism, continuity and strength in the yachting world for over 30 years. Killian Yacht & Ship is strategically located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to serve our clients at the epicenter of the world’s Yachting Capital! We are in close proximity to all major South Florida marinas and shipyards.
Joseph F. Killian - Founder and CEO
Mr. Killian is a licensed ships Master, a former Marine Surveyor and an internationally recognized expert in the maritime industry. His vision for the company has evolved over more than 30 years of service in the international maritime and yachting community. As an active CEO and the Broker of Record for the firm he is personally involved in every aspect of the firms efforts which assure the best experience possible for Killian Yacht & Ship's loyal clients. His successful record in yacht & ship brokerage and marketing combined with his extensive maritime experience and credentials are virtually unrivaled . His reputation as an intelligent, honest and hardworking professional has made him and Killian Yacht & Ship Brokers the standard bearer for an entire industry. In his own words~ “A happy and satisfied client is the key to our company’s success and the means by which we as professionals are measured.” This mission statement or philosopy is followed by every member of the firm.
Considering a Yacht Purchase?
We employ our experience, expertise and thorough knowledge of the yachts to identify the specific vessels of interest to you. We make certain you are fully informed on all the opportunities in the pre-owned yacht market place and we are your trusted guide through the selection and purchasing process. We also assist clients in securing the most competitive rates for Marine Financing and Insurance available.
Considering Building your own personal Yacht or Ship?
We have unrivaled experience in the new yacht construction market. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to manage and build a custom yacht or ship project to your specifications at any quality shipyard in the world. Complete yacht management services are available to our select clients who realize they have better uses for thier own time and resources than be burdened with the mundane details of yacht ownership, regulatory, crew and management issues.. the most affluent yacht owners know and trust Killian Yacht & Ship is here to take care of everything.
Considering Selling Your Yacht?
Killian Yacht & Ship Brokers has the experience and innovation needed to effectively market and sell your yacht in a timely manner and we are the most successful firm in capturing the highest possible net return for our clients. We go well beyond the standard marketing effort when entrusted with the sale of your yacht or ship. Our detailed marketing plan includes: Direct marketing to our extensive database of international clientele. Multiple Listing Services and marketing to international brokers
Special print advertising and display of your yacht in the worlds’ most prestigious Yachting publications. Display and representation in prestigious international yacht shows, Internet advertising through YachtCouncil.com and other mediums. Feature showcasing of your yacht on our website and the Internet. Production of state-of-the-art digital media showcasing your beautiful yacht and either sent or electronically transmitted to prospective buyers for immediate results.
With affiliates and established contacts globally, Killian Yacht & Ship provides complete vessel management services encompassing everything from vessel finances, crew and charter management to ISM certified support services on a worldwide basis. Management programs vary depending on the yacht and the type of use and we’ll work with you to develop the best program for your needs.
Our management team, many of whom are degreed professionals, brings more than 100 years of combined service in new construction experience. We will work with you from conception to finished commissioned vessel.
Vessel Refits and Conversions
We know refits and conversion projects present unique challenges and success depends on the resourcefulness of the project management team. That’s why you need qualified experienced professionals like us from inception to finish.
Charter Marketing and Management
This is the business side of large yachts. We have the resources, experience and determination in charter marketing to make your yacht productive to offset the cost of ownership and develop profit potential. We are dedicated to the success of your charter operation and producing revenue for you.