One of the most recognizable leaders in the industry, often being called upon to speak at the most notable of superyachting symposia, Billy has had a long and remarkable career dating back to 1976.
Billy Smith is as dedicated to his industry as he is to any one yacht under construction and underway: he is a founding member and former board member of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss); he is a member and former Vice Chairman, United States Superyacht Association (USSA); he is a founding member of the International Superyacht Society (ISS); he is a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Pass Christian Yacht Club; and, he is a founding board member of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association of Louisiana. Billy's speaking engagements include the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF), the American Superyacht Forum (ASF), addressing the the International Yacht Brokers Association, the Young Professionals of Yachting, and The Future of Superyachts. He is oft-quoted in major business media.
“Becoming Vice President of MarineMax Superyachts Division is a thrilling continuation of my career. I look forward to bringing my vast experience to MarineMax and expanding their customer base.” explained Billy Smith.
Billy Smith graduated from Springhill College in 1975, and undertook graduate studies at Tulane University and Loyola University. His extensive sailing experience in both one-design and ocean racing include competing successfully in notable sailing events such as Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC), Newport-Bermuda, Miami-Montego Bay, Sardinia Cup, and the St. Petersburg-Isla Mujeres races. He still races and fishes whenever possible.
MarineMax is excited to welcome such a recognizable industry veteran to the team and we look forward to expanding in the superyacht industry.