Educating Hilton Head area Realtors about Shipyard was the focus of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtor’s March professional development presentation. More than 70 Realtors jammed the Beach Club and heard topics ranging from Shipyard’s history to how to sell Shipyard to interested buyers.

General Manager Sally Warren told the group about Shipyard’s birth dating back to 1970, how the Plantation has evolved and how it benefits homeowners. She provided details on how Shipyard was only one of two plantations that did not assess homeowners for storm damage following Hurricane Matthew. Ms. Warren also noted at $910, Shipyard has the lowest annual POA fee of local gated communities.

Local Realtor Willy Fanning told his colleagues the advantages of buying in Shipyard. Fanning called Shipyard “the least expensive gated community on Hilton Head Island.” He pointed to our 800 manageable acres, full home sites between one-half to an acre-plus, two entrances, 24/7 security, bike paths, the Beach Club and private beach access. Additionally, he mentioned the commercial enterprises in Shipyard including the Sonesta Resort, Van der Meer Tennis and the Shipyard Golf Club.

Also speaking to the Realtors was Chris Bracken, marketing and sales director at the Sonesta Resort. He discussed the various discounts Sonesta has for Shipyard homeowners and praised the plantation’s POA staff for what he called “the rapid cleanup” after Hurricane Matthew.