the ashley yachts story

For over 40 years, Ashley Yachts has been based in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. 
 
 Our Yacht Brokers take immense pride in our work, going above and beyond to ensure that every client is satisfied. Countless returning clients, referrals, and lasting relationships are a testament to the level of care our brokers are accustomed to providing.

THE ASHLEY YACHTS TEAM

Our Yacht Brokers

GREG WILLIAMSON

Greg has spent his entire life on the water aboard both power and sailboats. He has enjoyed working as a broker for over a decade and is driven by a true appreciation for time spent on the water, Greg enjoys sailing, surfing, fishing, and water-skiing. He has worked in all aspects of the boating industry including charters, deliveries, towing, sales, and service on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s license, a Florida Yacht Broker’s license, and he is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and member of the Yacht Broker’s Association of America. As an owner of both power and sailboats, he can be found quite often on the waters of Charleston Harbor and beyond.

EDWARD JAMES

Edward James has served for over twenty years as a full time yacht broker in Charleston, SC with forty-five years marine experience in total. He has logged over 70,000 offshore miles including the waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Ed has completed two trans-Atlantic crossings, and has also served as a delivery captain, charter captain, and private instructor for both power and sailing vessels.  In addition to these, Ed has also acted as project manager for vessel refit and maintenance. Ed holds a Certified Professional Yacht Broker certificate from YBAA as well as a Florida Broker’s License. He also holds a USCG 100 ton Masters License and a certificate in celestial navigation. 

KATIE JOHNSON

An avid sailor and cruiser, Katie spends as much time as possible on or near the water. Her experience includes the operation of both sail & power vessels. Her experience is inclusive of charters and deliveries, including offshore cruising on the east coast & the Bahamas. She has lived aboard, traveled on and maintained vessels, and knows that the perfect owner-vessel fit is key. Katie is a member of the Cruising Club of Charleston, and enjoys spending time exploring the beautiful waterways surrounding the Lowcountry.

CHARLES HUNT

A native of Georgia, Charles Hunt became interested in sailing while attending the College of Charleston in the mid-nineties. Since then, he has owned, sailed, and lived aboard a variety of boats ranging from daysailers to sportboats and full-fledged cruisers. Charles earned his USCG OUPV Captain’s License in 2009. He has since conducted yacht deliveries, daysailing charters, and has cruised the Bahamas, East Coast, and ICW extensively. 

MICHAEL HAGUE

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TOMMY PENNINGER

Tommy was born and raised on the coast of South Carolina in McClellanville, a small fishing village just north of Charleston.  He grew up in the creeks and waterways, crabbing, fishing, and shrimping.  Tommy moved to Charleston and attended the College of Charleston where he met his wife, Kristy. He has captained boats from the far reaches of the Bahamas to the northern tip of Maine.  Tommy holds his 100 Ton Captains license and towing license.  He currently manages and maintains numerous vessels in the Charleston area.  He is dedicated and loyal to his clients and always on the lookout for getting the best value for his customers.

THE ASHLEY YACHTS Difference

We realize that our clients have many Yacht Brokers to choose from, and are honored to serve many of our clients repeatedly throughout the years. Whether you are just beginning the search for your first boat, or are an experienced boater ready for a change, our Yacht Brokers are here to help.