Radio Island Marina



Bill Newbern

From the moment in time when Bill Newbern was able to count to 12 and tall enough to dip minnows at the marina across the river from his home in Elizabeth City, NC, Bill has been working in the boat business. Jane, on the other hand, married into the boat business but has loved it all the same. Bill and Jane have been involved with Radio Island Marina since 1995 when Bill began work for the previous owners as their general manager, eventually purchasing the marina from them.

Bill’s experience in the marine business includes everything from working with a retail dealership to working as a boat manufacturer’s representative. The exposure that Bill has had to all aspects of the marina industry and throughout the United States has provided Bill with a wealth of knowledge and an unending source of contacts to help his customers solve any problems they may encounter. Bill’s number one concern is creating an easy, comfortable, and memorable boating experience for all of our customers, each and every time they utilize Radio Island Marina.

Call Bill at 252-726-3773.


Bill Fluty


Bill lives in Morehead City, North Carolina. He and his wife, Sandy, have been in the local area for the past nineteen years. They arrived here after a 3500 mile cruise aboard their Caliber 38. That Cruise began in Tampa, Florida, proceeded as far south as the Dry Tortugas, east to the Bahama Islands and north to Maine before stopping in Beaufort on the way south.

Sandy and Bill spent eight years living aboard (total 15000 miles). For 15 years thereafter they suffered the storms on North Carolina waterfront property, and have now moved inland to Brandywine, where they have a slip, but no more problems with storms.
From an early introduction to boats by his family, Bill has spent all of his life around water. While in the Army (23 years), Bill had the opportunity to boat in waters as diverse as the Gulf of Siam, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean; some of it on pleasure boats, some of it in both Army and Navy vessels. Bill's last four years in the service were spent on the staff of General Schwarzkopf at the United States Central Command where he was one of the contributors to the plan that was implemented as Desert

Bill transitioned back to civilian life by running the Electronics and Navigation sections of the BOAT US retail store (now West Marine) in St. Petersburg, Florida. His other work experiences were six months running the show room and service department with Outer Banks Electronics, three years with Town Creek Marina as General Manager and then eight years as Managing Partner of Matthews Point Yacht Sales. Bill has been with Radio Island Marina in a sales position since July 2002.

Bill commuted daily to work by boat for eleven years with his dog Spencer. His wife stays at home and takes care of the many stray animals they have adopted over the years. Bill's dad had 28 boats in his life time and Bill has now exceeded that number. E-mail Bill at

Wayne Smith


Wayne began yacht sales in 1988 as a brokerage owner in Seattle. Subsequently, he joined Crow’s Nest Compass Point Yachts where he served as a senior Broker and Product Manager for marketing, sales, and supervised delivery of new construction projects for
Cheoy Lee Shipyards and in-house Compass Yacht to 172’. He also represented Tiara Yachts, Viking Mainship and brokerage vessels.

With considerable exposure to many yacht brands and custom construction, Wayne earned a solid understanding of today's power yachts and a large following of clients. In early 2007, Wayne relocated to New Bern, NC to expand the Carolina's Tiara dealers' operations. The recently formed joint venture with Radio Island Marina expands his available product line to include Tiara, Pursuit, and Back Cove Yachts, as well as used boats. Wayne brings considerable experience and support to boaters in this area while enjoying some fishing in his spare time.

As one of the founding members of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association in 1989 he served two terms as president and many years on the board and various committees. In 2005, Wayne earned the distinction of Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB). E-mail Wayne at

Neal Rowland


Neal Rowland joined our sales team in May 2013. He lives in Morehead City with his wife, Angie and daughter, Mary Neal. Neal has been a resident of Carteret County for the past 31 years, and loves all what the Crystal Coast has to offer!

Prior to working in boat sales, Neal was the owner/operator of Cubbie's restaurant in Beaufort N.C. for over 11 years. He gained national attention for his creation of "FREEDOM FRIES" in 2003. Being involved with the Chamber of Commerce during the restaurant years he received the Arnold Murray Small Business Person Award in 2004.

Neal has been very active throughout the community. As a member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Seafood festival, 2005-2011, he helped chair and start the Southern Outer Banks Boat Show. Neal has been a dedicated member of the Carteret County Ducks Unlimited since 2003, and has sat as Chair for the past two years. When Neal is not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He enjoys fishing and hunting. Most importantly, if you ask Neal what one of his favorite activities is he will reply, "Coaching his daughter in soccer"! E-mail Neal at

Sue Brill


Sue has been at the administrative helm of Radio Island Marina for over 25 years. Her knowledge of accounting and boat registration procedures insure that all the necessary details that allow the transfer of the vessel go both smoothly and correctly. From liens to title search, Sue makes it happen properly.
E-mail Sue at



Jim Sproul


Jim Sproul is our Service Administrator and serves as the critical link between the customer and our techs. Jim came to us after several years as Service Manager with another local marine dealership. Prior to his work in the marine industry Jim spent a very exciting 9 years as a Transport Driver for a Nascar team. With his experience in Nascar and as Service Manager Jim brings to Radio Island Marina a keen understanding of logistics and customer service. Jim is your point of contact when placing an order for work to be done on your boat and he will be your contact throughout the process as our technicians work thru any issues. Jim lives in Morehead City with his wife Penny.

John Moore


John Moore has been with Radio Island Marina since the winter of 2010. John came to us by way of Morehead Marine where he had been for 14 years as Yard Manager. John is a very talented technician and has been a wonderful addition to the Radio Island Marina
family. John is a lifelong resident of Carteret County. John lives in Morehead City with his wife Julie and their two daughters.

Ramona Moulton
Ship Store Clerk and Service Department Assistant



John Darden
Joe Guthrie
Robert Utley




200 Dry Slips
8 Wet Slips

Complete Ship’s Store

Onsite Service Department
Fuel Sales Onsite

Annual Storage Contracts
For Information On Rentals Or Purchase, Please Call Jane Newbern 252-241-1940
























Boat Sales 252-247-7580
Fax: 252-247-0613
156 Radio Island Road
Beaufort, North Carolina, 28516
Marina 252-726-3773
Fax: 252-247-3672


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