Art began his career in the marine industry upon his discharge from the US Army in 1974. Over the years he’s developed a multitude of maritime skills through his experience as a hands-on rigger, technician, sailing instructor, charter fleet operator, yacht broker and new boat dealer for Mariner Yachts, Tartan Yachts, CS Yachts, Sabre Yachts, and Gozzard Yachts. Most notably, he can be attributed as a marina developer, owner, and manager after opening and operating The Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD from 1978-2017. This unique experience further afforded him the opportunity to be intimately familiar with most aspects of the marine industry.

I enjoy the ever evolving world of boats; all sizes, shapes, and genres. What I find most rewarding however, is working with the people who share my love for boats, boating, and the Chesapeake Bay. I joined S&J Yachts to be part of an organization that is distinguished by well-deserved customer satisfaction and loyalty. The purchase of a boat, whether it be your first boat or that ‘last’ boat, should leave you with the satisfaction of knowing you made a good choice of both a boat and a broker. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.

Art Willis
Rock Hall, MD

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