Steve Buckner

Owner Steve Buckner has developed this charter yacht business to share his 50-year long passion for sailing and his love of hospitality with you. Buckner began his career in industrial machinery, living aboard his 27’ Catalina sail Yacht in the windy city. After sailing at every opportunity during a 30+ year career in industry and raising a family, Buckner created The Whitman Hospitality Group. The Whitman Yacht extends The Whitman Hospitality Group’s commitment to provide the finest experiences Savannah has to offer.

Captain Bennett Bacon

Buckner has appointed Captain Bennett Bacon, who grew up on Tybee Island and in neighboring Macintosh County to run the day to day operations of the private charter service. An internationally-accredited surf coach and seafarer, Bacon has worked for the past several years as a captain and professional naturalist running guided fishing charters, eco tours, fossil hunts and sharing his knowledge of Georgia’s coastal ecosystems. He spends every spare minute sailing his own classic small yacht The Sea Pickle.