See what Shipyard residents love about their home…


“As retirement approached, we talked about buying a place to enjoy warmer winters, and there was no debate that it would be on Hilton Head. Shipyard, we felt, was the most desirable place because of its size and location. Shipyard had a warm and welcoming feel, beach access, a resort hotel and the yet residential advantage of a small town. It is central to all the amenities of the Island, has two gates, and fire, EMS and security within immediate reach. We saw the Beach Club as potentially providing a sense of community, and we were right. The decision to try a vacation a little further south so many years ago has certainly proved to be a life-changer.” – Paul and Joyce Gentile

“We selected Shipyard because it’s a less congested, smaller, more intimate community with a beautiful, well-maintained landscape and a short walk to the beach. The oceanfront Beach Club offers social events and a meeting place that has facilitated the creation of a close-knit community. Shipyard is a well-managed community and the friendly, supportive people make the difference.”– Tom and Margaret Costello

“When vacationing here for a week or two, we always envisioned retiring in Shipyard. It’s a small community, in a warm, beautiful setting. Shipyard’s location, size, affordability, and natural beauty matched all our needs. Since buying in Tennismaster, Shipyard has provided us with the opportunity to meet new people through various clubs; different functions at the Sonesta Resort or while just relaxing on our beautiful beach. With Shipyard, we realized our dream.” – Lance and Kathy Herr

“Our experience with Shipyard started with the purchase of a timeshare, then a condo, and now our home on Gloucester Road. Before selecting Shipyard as our permanent home, we considered other communities, but Shipyard won out because of its size and convenient island location. However, the most important reason we chose Shipyard is because of the community of people who live here.” – Jack and Ellen Lowe

“Before moving here from Pittsburgh, we were impressed with the wildlife, minimal street lighting and the beautiful canopy of trees in Shipyard. We especially like the two entrance/exit gates with quick access to restaurants and entertainment, private beach access, and the fact that Shipyard is small enough to walk everywhere. This is the best-gated community on the Island.” – Pat and Carol Tkocs

“We like the semi-tropical surroundings, the stately moss-draped Live Oak trees, tall pines, palm trees, attractive flowering plants, ponds and lagoons and the variety of interesting wildlife. But more importantly, we’ve found new friends and neighbors who also enjoy this first-class community.” – Bill and Betsy Papale