History of HMY Yachts

About HMY Yachts

It was back in 1975 that Steve Moynihan first broke into the marine industry with a position at a yacht multiple listing firm. His first week on the job was at the Miami Boat Show. Steve’s position at the MLS eventually opened doors into yacht brokerage and then in 1977 when the license law required applicants to be 21 years old, Steve started a career in yacht sales. In just two short years, Steve co-founded HMY Yacht Sales, and today is the sole owner. “I wasn’t nervous about going on my own,” he quips. “I didn’t know any better.” The family-owned business has flourished into one of the largest yacht brokerage companies in the world and now has 12 office locations, 4 services locations, and a team of over 90 dedicated sales, support, and service people.

Steve lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Faith and now has four adult daughters and a whole lot of grandchildren. The family atmosphere is what attracts many yacht brokers to HMY. Many of the brokers here grew up in family-owned marine businesses whether yacht builders, captains, or dealers and naturally gravitate towards the same kind of company. It means a lot to our team to work at a company where loyalty and respect for one another have not been replaced by profit margins and it shows to our customers who continue their boating relationship with HMY year after year.

Moving Forward

When looking back at the biggest milestone in the company’s history, Steve points to the commitment made to broaden our reach into new yacht sales. “We took our successful brokerage platform and expanded it to include new yachts after customers expressed an interest in HMY Yachts guiding them through the new boat market and building process.” Today, HMY Yachts is proud to represent three of the highest quality manufacturers in the world including Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts, and Okean Yachts.

HMY Yacht Service is known as one of the best in the industry with several mobile service technicians that will meet you at your yacht to diagnose and fix any issue that might come up. We also host several customer events every year including our favorite, the Bimini Rendezvous.

Our team builds a relationship with our customers that doesn’t just last through one yacht purchase, but instead, customers continue to come back for their second, third, and more. We do whatever it takes to make your yacht purchase or sale, the best experience possible. Stop into one of our 12 locations today from Ocean Reef to Charleston, SC today and let HMY handle all of your yachting needs.