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Bill Semanek

5060 N. Harbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92106
Office: 619-523-1745
Mobile: 951-704-4790

Bill's boating history began in Michigan on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair in an 18 foot sailboat and a Chris Craft inboard runabout. 

After earning a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling he moved to California where he counseled high school students for over a decade before obtaining a yacht sales license in 1981. His educational background and counseling experience taught him to carefully listen to his client's goals and assist them in selecting the best yacht to meet their nautical requirements within a reasonable budget. 

In his spare time he built, from kit, three fiberglass sailboats. His first was a Columbia 43 in which he cruised San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. Next, he completed a CF 37 in which he raced on San Francisco Bay, competed in coastal races as far south as San Diego, and cruised Southern California waters. Finally he completed a Jomar 55 in which he cruised California coastal waters. In addition, he worked with yacht designers Bob Perry, Gary Mull, Carl Schumacher, and Eva Hollman regarding modifications to existing yachts. 

These building experiences taught him yacht construction technology, systems employed in the building of yachts, selection of proper equipment and gear for each purpose, and the wise maintenance of the many systems onboard a yacht. 

His extensive boating experience involves skippering and crewing on performance and cruising power and sailing craft in Northern and Southern California, Hawaii, Canadian, and Mexican waters. 

Bill has personally owned 12 sailing yachts over the last 40 years ranging in size from 21 to 55 feet.

Bill lives in Fallbrook, a small rural town in Northern San Diego County with Gwyn, his wife of26 years, and their Labrador retriever where they try to raise avocados and blood oranges. 

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