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Boatshed BVI Joma Marina, Port Purcell, Road Town, Tortola BG1110 British Virgin Islands

About Phil Otis

My permanent residence is in Severna Park, Maryland (USA - near Annapolis). I started with Boatshed over a decade ago in 2007, with Boatshed BVI, just outside Road town, Tortola. After a short hiatus away from brokerage work, I am returning to Boatshed and I am excited to help reinvigorate our BVI program.

I have been sailing nearly all of my life, starting out on a Sea Snark back in the very early seventies. Yes, it was $88 with two carton tops from Kool - it was such an enticing deal my non-smoking father was hooked!

Over the years I progressed through various stages of racing and cruising, owning and campaigning a J/24 all over the US, owning several charter yachts in the BVI, racing in the BVI Spring Regatta, St. Maarten Heineken Regatts, and Antigua Sailing Week repeatedly, and cruising extensively in the BVI, as well as in Croatia, Belize, the US west coast, and the west coast of France and the Iberian peninsula. I currently sail a now "oldie but goodie" Sabre 34 in the waters around Annapolis, on the Chesapeake Bay, when I can't escape to the BVI.

I have been active in the past with Beneteau charter and fractional ownership, and brokered independently prior to Boatshed BVI. I'm excited to take the positive bits of those past experiences and help make happy new ones for the boating community worldwide!

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina in 1999, by seasoned sailors Neil and Mandy Chapman, after years of adventures offshore, has grown into a major international business and is a cornerstone of the yacht brokerage industry in the UK and overseas.

  • 865,000 registered boat buyers
  • Sell your boat twice as fast
  • 260,000 unique visitors/pm
  • 1000+ boats sold per year
  • 60+ Boatshed branches world-wide
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