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ABOUT US
 
Killian Yacht & Ship Brokers is a full service Yacht Company with a proud maritime tradition and heritage. The Killian name is synonymous with professionalism, continuity and strength in the yachting world for over 30 years. Killian Yacht & Ship is headquartered at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, a state-of-the-art marina and resort facility, which is also home to the world famous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We are strategically located to serve our clients at the epicenter of the worlds Yachting Capital! We are in close proximity to all other major South Florida marinas and shipyards..
 
Joseph F. Killian
Founder and CEO
 
Mr. Killian is a licensed ships Master, a former Marine Surveyor and an internationally recognized expert in the maritime industry. His vision for the company has evolved over more than 30 years of service in the international maritime and yachting community. As an active CEO and the Broker of Record for the firm he is personally involved in every aspect of the firm's efforts which assure the best experience possible for Killian Yacht & Ship's loyal clients. His successful record in yacht & ship brokerage and marketing combined with his extensive maritime experience and credentials are virtually unrivaled. His reputation as an intelligent, honest, and hardworking professional has made him and Killian Yacht & Ship Brokers the standard bearer for an entire industry. In his own words "A happy and satisfied client is the key to our company's success and the means by which we as professionals are measured." This mission statement or philosophy is followed by every member of the firm.
 
Rose M. Killian
Vice President, Managing Director and Luxury Properties Specialist
 
Rose Killian was born into and grew up in yachting. She traces her family history to the Dodson shipbuilding family of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her father, mother and grandfather were all licensed masters and yacht owners. She is a knowledgeable professional in yachting and has worked side by side with her husband Joe Killian as a true partner every step of the way. Rose has extensive experience in the yacht charter arena and valuable international contacts. Rose is also an experienced Realtor specializing in luxury and waterfront properties in association with Premier Properties Florida.
 
Thomas M. Killian
Director of Marine Operations
 
Tom Killian's duties are many and varied. After 8 years of service to our country in the US Navy and Coast Guard he worked in technology for a high echelon defense contractor. He is a "Plank Owner" of the US SSN Providence, the Nations' first Fast Attack nuclear submarine with vertical launched weapons. As such, he assisted in construction of this complex vessel and its systems. He has held a Third Mate Unlimited License for many years with numerous circumnavigations to his credit. With 25 years experience, Tom has been recognized as a foremost professional in the maritime field throughout his career. His hands-on approach has contributed to the success of many projects from new construction to major ship refits all over the world. His specialty is on-site project management.
 
 
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