Hayden joins Whiteaker Yacht Sales

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Here is news I posted to our IPYOA Community Site, please see it below the questions: Hayden joined the Whiteaker Yacht Sales Team!

This news may bring up some questions:

#1. Will you stop cruising?

  • NO, we will not stop cruising. We plan to continue sailing the East Coast from New England to Florida and into the Bahamas. Owning two Island Packet Yachts since 1991 gives us a unique perspective into the fleet of boats and the IPY community. We look forward to helping others buy and sell their Island Packet Yachts.

#2. How can you work from the boat?

  • No problem! Team Island Spirit earned new online Master’s Degrees from Drexel University in 2008 while living on this boat, 45 graduate credits total. We are fully connected 24/7 in the USA and in the Bahamas with our onboard networks of WiFi, 3G and 4G.  Helping owners list, sell and buy their yachts should not be a problem. With the support of Debbie and Ed at the WYS home office in Palemtto, Florida, we will have plenty of support and guidance. 
#3. Do you need a License?
  • Yes, I have a Florida Yacht Salesperson License. Florida and California are the only states that require a license to be a Yacht Broker, which is actually called a Yacht Salesperson. Whiteaker Yacht Sales is based in Florida, so every WYS broker has a license.  I secured mine in early December 2013.

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Dear IPYOA Member:

I wanted to share with everyone that we now have two Island Packet Yacht Owners and IPYOA members who have joined Whiteaker Yacht Sales (WYS) in Palmetto, FL! These brokers are William Mayberry, owner of IP-37 Optimystique based in Palmetto, Florida and Hayden Cochran, owner of IP-35 Island Spirit based in Rock Hall, MD. William has been with Whiteaker Yacht Sales for many years and Hayden joined WYS in December, 2013. Ed and Debbie Whiteaker, owners of WYS, were also Island Packet live aboard cruisers sailing their IP 40 Sea Dream for many years before launching WYS. Please read about all WYS team members here:


It is a real benefit to have long-time Island Packet owners and live aboard sailors working with Whiteaker Yacht Sales. William and Hayden can offer their insights into the various Island Packet models and help people find their dream yachts.  If you are an existing owner of any yacht model thinking about selling, we encourage you to place your listing with the Whiteaker Yacht Sales Team. Everyone there will work very hard to sell your yacht in a timely manner.

Whiteaker sells more Island Packets than any other broker and has been awarded a new Legacy Island Packet Yacht Dealership. This dealership covers the Gulf Coast, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. If you are thinking about purchasing a new Island Packet, then please alert us to your plans and we will begin a discussion about new IP models and factory production schedules.

Thank you for considering William Mayberry, Hayden Cochran and the entire team at Whiteaker Yacht Sales for buying and selling Island Packet Yachts. We know and love Island Packets and look forward to helping you!

William, Ed and Hayden at the 2013 St. Petersburg Florida Boat Show


Hayden Cochran, Island Packet Owner since 1991

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