Willy McCormick first began sailing in 1972 purchasing a 48′ wooden Ketch with 2 other former Marine Corps Officers for the sole purpose of winding down after a tour of duty that included Viet Nam.
After cruising the East Coast and the Bahamas, he was firmly hooked on sailing and being close to the ocean. By 1976 a stint as a grocery store owner in Ohio was finished and he returned to sailing and hasn’t looked back since. By the end of the 70’s he had his own yacht delivery company and over the years racked up over 100,000 miles on offshore deliveries and arranged many more through his network of Captains and mates.
He has sailed from Seattle, Washington to Lima, Peru, 4 transits of the Panama Canal, Nova Scotia to Trinidad and Monaco to the West Indies as well as numerous trips up and down the East Coast and charter seasons in the Caribbean.
From 1983 to 1993 he also owned a windsurfing school and retail business in Wilmington, NC where in the early 90’s he began doing Yacht Brokerage. Seven years with custom builder Paul Bennet at Bennett Brothers Yachts in Wilmington, NC and four and a half years at Rybovich Spencer in West Palm Beach have rounded out his expertise in all aspects of the yachting experience. Willy had a 100 ton license with Auxiliary Sail, maintains his Florida Yacht Brokers license, is a member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association and a veteran of their yearly “Yacht Sales and the Law Seminars”.
Willy is elated to be at United Yacht Sales where he has access not only to all the tools necessary to effectively market the yachts that he lists, but also to properly co-ordinate all the important aspects of the Closing of the transaction. In 2008, he earned the designation of Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB). If you’re truly looking for a Professional who will quickly earn your trust Willy is ready to work for you now!
Willy and United Yacht look forward to helping you now and in the future.
Earning Your Trust ………………… One Boat at a Time!
Let us earn yours!