The Grande Crew
Meet Our Founder, President and Yacht Broker
Meet Our Brokers
Shane Brafford is one of our newest associates to join the H. Hilton team. Shane is one of our most accomplished team members with decades of achievements and accolades to support his top tier position. Shane is a true Waterman in every sense of the word, enjoying 23 years behind the helms of multiple high profile custom sportfishing boats throughout the East Coast and Caribbean. Many have observed and celebrated his and his team’s major tournament wins received little more than a handshake and his notable humble smile in response. Shane brings his unique perceptive and expertise to the Yacht Brokerage industry which is why potential buyers and sellers ask for him by name. We at H. Hilton Yacht and Ship recognize Shane as a husband, father, business owner and friend.
Give Shane a call today, his knowledgeable advice (always coupled with humor) is always welcomed by friends and clients seeking transparency in a convoluted market.
Arnold Vermaak, a world-wide voyager and notable corporate pilot flying Gulfstream and Bombardier large and medium cabin business jets, has decided to transition into the Yachting Industry with H. Hilton Yacht and Ship. Throughout his almost two decades of work in the aviation industry, Arnold was given the opportunity to travel to over 107 countries, fish in every ocean except the Southern Ocean and work with many noteworthy clients. Having also spent time on multiple mega-yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean while entertaining aviation guests or as a guest himself, he grew to be quite familiar with the Yachting industry from both ends – business and leisure and is what ultimately led him to transition to the Yachting Industry.