About Shipyard Real Estate

About Shipyard Real Estate

Willy Fanning

In April 1989 my family and I came to Hilton Head Island for a vacation. Like so many others, we fell in love with the Island’s natural beauty, climate, beaches and quality of life. Upon returning home to Eastern Long Island, New York, we decided to make Hilton Head our new home. The following January we arrived permanently and have never regretted our decision.

In January, 2003 I purchased the Shipyard Real Estate Company which has been a leader in Shipyard real estate sales since 1996.

Our focus is Shipyard Plantation, its amenities, properties, owners, guests and future owners.

Let us know how we can be of service to you!


  • Shipyard Real Estate- Homes, Villas, Homesites
  • Golf and Ocean Oriented Homes
  • Investment Properties
  • Rental and 2nd Home Properties
  • Relocation Services
  • Property Watch Services


  • Full time, award winning Real Estate Broker
  • Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR
  • E-PRO -Internet Marketing Expert
  • SRES-Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • SFR- Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
  • CIAS- Certified Investment Agent Specialist


  • Past Chairman, Affordable Housing and Marketing Committees -HH Assoc. of Realtors
  • Current Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee- HH Area Association of Realtors
  • Former Coach- Island Rec. youth soccer program
  • Volunteer- Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament and Week of ChampionS


  • I love Hilton Head Island and Lowcountry Lifestyle.

I welcome the opportunity to focus my attentive, knowledgeable, and results driven approach to help you achieve your real estate goals.