Our Crew

Jeff Willis is the President of Willis Marine Center and has been at the helm for 42 years. A lifelong sailor and sailboat racer, Jeff actively races his J/44 "Challenge IV" in everything from the Newport... Read More
Dick Willis has been running the yard since 1958. Dick and his brother Jeff took over and started Willis Marine Center in 1975. Dick runs all of the heavy machinery and is responsible for hauling,... Read More

David J. Willis, CPYB

Sales Manager-Yacht Broker
David grew up in the boatyard at Willis Marine Center. He is a lifelong sailor and racing enthusiast and has extensive powerboat experience as well. He grew up racing and cruising the Northeast. While his current sailing focus... Read More

Todd R. Willis

Service Manager/Technician
Todd literally grew up at Willis Marine. He has been around the yard his whole life and has been involved in many different aspects of the business. Todd is a graduate of The Knox School... Read More

Dwight J. Meinen

Yard Crew Member & Service Specialist
Dwight has been with WMC for 25 years. He is a key member of the yard crew and is responsible for hauling & launching boats, mechanical repairs such as shafts, props, rudders, engine removals &... Read More

Ernest Abraham

Yard Crew Member & Service Specialist
Ernest is our brightwork, bottom paint, and framing expert. Ernest has been with WMC for many, many years both as a night watchman and as a key member of our yard crew. A native of... Read More
Steve has been with Willis Marine Center for one year now and has been a key member of our service team. Steve comes from a boat building background having owned his own boat building business.... Read More
Rick has been with Willis Marine Center for many years as a client with multiple boats. After Rick retired, he decided retirement wasn't for him and came to work at WMC. He has been a... Read More
Paul is one of our stalwart Dock Attendants handling Launch and Gas Dock Duties. Paul is a long time WMC Client owning a very nice Sabre 34. Paul is a retired New York City Fireman... Read More
Bill has been a crucial member of the dock staff at WMC for about 5 years now. Bill and his family own the Heritage Candle Shop in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

James Willis

Dock Attendant/Yard Hand
James Willis is the youngest of the Willis Family to work at WMC.  James is David's son and Jeff's Grandson and is an avid sailor. He enjoys racing dinghies and big boats as well as... Read More