In the 1980s, I met a young man from Frisco on Hatteras Island who was very creative in the art of boatbuilding. Blessed with an eye for fairness and quality workmanship, and a passion for style, innovation and speed, Mark Willis is a hands-on builder. After a 1990 move to Stuart, Florida, his quest for perfection was ignited, and a tour of one of his most recent builds, the 77-foot Uno Mas, confirms his real talent. Like most great boatbuilders, you can always find Willis with tools in hand, and something new and creative on his mind. I would be honored to have him build me a boat.