Why Willis Boat Works?

Willis Boat Works is a unique builder of Custom Carolina yachts. A family owned and operated business since 1918, we are the founders of the Carolina Flare. At Willis, we have prided ourselves in building only the highest quality yachts, complete with beautiful lines, rock solid construction, outstanding seaworthy hulls with that amazing Carolina bow. At Willis, your ideas and dreams can become a reality in a Custom Carolina Sportfishing yacht, Express, Charter, Party or Pleasure boats ranging from 20 feet to 80 feet. There is no mass production of more than 3 yachts at a time to increase the attention to detail of each project by our highly experienced craftsmen. Each yacht is custom designed and built to the customer's specifications, whilst never compromising our unashamedly high levels of quality.


Tradition Continued

Hull of boats are traditional built, Juniper framed and strip planked. Framing and planking are fastened with Epoxy and stainless steel fasteners. Method of construction insures strength as well as light in weight.

Finishing Touch

All cloth is hand laid using Epoxy resins. Entire hull is covered with Epoxy and cloth, ensuring the strength and durability, leaving no wood exposed and every surface coated. Boat is then long board and hand blocked to its finished surface before spraying with Awl-Grip paints and top-coat.

As you travel by Willis Boat Works, stop in, say hello, and become part of the tradition.