Details for Willis Marine Center

Willis Marine Center

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Average rating 4.8 stars from 6 reviews

Address 17 Mill Dam Rd
Huntington, NY 11743


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

This is the end of the bay. No current to speak of.


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: 13

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: 40
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Willis Marine is primarily a boatyard, but they have some rental moorings for transients. As of 09/27/12 they charge $40 per night. Launch service runs from 8 am to 8 pm, restrooms with single shower in each. Unsecured WiFi reaches to the moorings, September 2012.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Leash Required

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Launch service runs from 8 am to 8 pm. Usually the same operator for the fuel dock.

Pump out



Yes - Located at the ramp to the fuel dock.




Yes - 1 mens, 1 ladies


Yes - West side of the main building. Restrooms with a single shower in each.





Yes - Compass Rose is adjacent to facility, on Mill Dam Road. Great service, pretty much anything you need for your boat. The proprietor's name is Mike.

Coney's is 1/4 mile on New York Avenue (head south). Best place for sailboat parts. Gill Coney is very knowledgeable, great service.

West Marine 1/4 mile on New York Avenue (head north), big store, large selection. Ed is the store manager.

Long Island Yacht Service and North Sails Loft, 1/2 mile west than North. LIYS specializes in Yanmar Engine service and parts.

Doyle Sails Loft, 2 miles south on New York Avenue, right side (west side) after train station.


Yes - Prime (high end) 1/4 mile, and other local eateries.


Yes - Several within walking distance. Turn left after existing facility, and turn left again at New York Avenue.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 3 travel lifts.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Except for bait, supplies available nearby at West Marine.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Cablevision WiFi requires a password. Cellular signal is strong. Verizon Wireless Broadband (EvDO) is good.

It was reported September 2012 that unsecured WiFi reaches to the moorings.

Boat ramp availability

No - No, but a little to the west is the town boat ramp.


Yes - Taxi, main railroad station is 2 miles away with a line that runs to New York City.

Other services

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Huntington NY 11743

Huntington is designated a Level II Area Trauma Center by the New York State Department of Health. The hospital is equipped and staffed to care for victims of serious accidents. Huntington Hospital is one of only four hospitals in Suffolk County named an Area Trauma Center.


1/2 mile away, is an active and expansive main street including 20 resturants and bars, 60 other ships, a multiplex cinema, huge sit down book store with guest book signings, more.

Reviews for Willis Marine Center
Finest Family Run Marina Around, 2014-07-24
Captain: , Huntington Harbor (60)

Jeff, Dick, Dave and Todd along with their top knotch group of loyal employees make this the best marina in the Huntington area.

Good No-Frills Mooring, 2013-09-13
Captain: , Rye Boat Basin (407)

We stayed overnight at their guest mooring. Launch service runs until 10pm, then again from 8am. Restrooms available in the yard; 20 mins walk from the city center.
Cheaper than other guest moorings in the area.

Beneteau 411, 2013-09-06
Captain: , Placencia, Belize (30)

Bought from the team at Wiiis marine .. great bunch og people to work with Thanks Guys Real home town place! ... Chkm8

Very knowledgeable and helpful staff!, 2013-08-08
Captain: , Jersey City, NJ (10)

I bought a used brokerage sailboat here from David Willis in the fall, kept it there till spring on the hard. Great boat yard, had them do some work and they did an excellent job. Dave Willis went the extra mile on a maintenance problem to get me on my way on time.

A Real Sailors Yard, 2011-01-18
Captain: , New York Harbor (495)

Rigging , engine work you name it they do it. They also let you paint your own bottom.

No Better Place for Your Sailboat, 2007-01-28
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2310)

Breeze Pleeze

I bought my Beneteau 393 here from Dave Willis. The entire team at Willis Marine has made my entire first season of boat ownership very rewarding.

Full service marina, great access to downtown, great staff.

The staff is friendly and knowledgable, many are sailors themselves, and are quick with urgent repairs so everyone can be on the water.

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