When Charles Fraser developed the first plantation on Hilton Head Island in 1957, he instituted a master land use plan that blended with and accentuated the natural beauty of the Island. The second plantation to be developed for residential purposes was Shipyard Plantation. Much like its Sea Pines predecessor, Shipyard was developed with special consideration given to complementing rather than competing with nature.

There are approximately 2,100 density units in Shipyard Plantation with an unusual combination of resort, residential and commercial interests. Nestled in among the trees are twenty-seven holes of golf, twenty tennis courts, a 338 room beachfront hotel, a world-class Health Institute, 255 residential lots, and approximately 400 timeshare units and 1,000 condominium units.

In the late 1980’s Shipyard Property Owners’ Association was organized to provide homeowner management of Shipyard Plantation. Its authority was derived from the original developer, the Hilton Head Company, by Assignment of the Declarant Rights that mandate enforcement of protective Covenants and Restrictions. After several years of operation under thirty-two individual sets of covenant, the Shipyard Property Owners’ Association adopted a uniform set of Covenants in 2002 that define how the property in the plantation can be used.

The Shipyard Property Owners’ Association Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday 7:45 A.M.- 4:15 P.M.  If you have any questions or would like further information about our community, contact us directly – we’re easy to reach.

Phone: (843) 785-3310 ext.221
Fax: (843) 785-5946
Email: shipyardpasses@aol.com
24 Hour Passes: Main Gate 843-785-4776
24 Hour Passes: Pope Avenue Gate 843-785-3776