Meet Our Chesapeake Yacht Sales Brokers
Cori Williams, Broker
Cori Williams has enjoyed the water and being around boats since she could walk. Born in Hampton, Va. Cori spent every weekend at her grandparents’ house on Gwynns Island in Mathews, VA. When she was two her family moved to Mathews and her love for the water started to grow. She quickly learned that her Pee-Paw would take her to the beach or out on his fishing boats, with just a tug on his shirt. Every summer was spent doing water activities.
Cori joined the Mathews High School crew team in 7th grade. Being the smallest girl on the team didn’t stop her. She raced every scull out there- single, double, quad and even 8 person. She rowed in school for 5 years, up and down the East Coast and even into parts of Canada… being on the water from sunrise to sunset some days.
When Cori was 9 years old, her father had a well-known Deltaville gentleman- Alvin Sibley- build a custom 42’ wooden deadrise. The boat is still in the family. Cori and her husband, Chet, go out on the deadrise as much as possible. In 2012,they had the pleasure of introducing their 9 month old son to the water by taking him out on the boat for the very first time.
Cori has been employed at Deltaville Yachting Center since 2011. Cori’s experience in marketing, advertising, social media, graphic design & brokerage administration adds to her skills as a broker. Cori is energetic and eager to help sell your boat or find your next one.
Cori Williams currently lives on the water, in the house that started it all, at Gwynns Island in Mathews, VA. with her husband, son, and many animals.
Carl Hawkins, Broker
Few people get to make their passion their employment. From the first time Carl went with his Dad, as a very young child, to fish on one of the TVA lakes he was hooked on the water and all things above and below it. His family’s move to Virginia expanded his love of salt water. Carl has owned and still owns wood, aluminum, and fiberglass boats, both power and sail, and collects antique outboard motors. Carl’s boating experience includes sailboat racing (and winning) on Sunfish style, catamarans, day sailors and coastal cruising boats. He is now able to live full time on a beautiful creek just off of the magnificent Chesapeake Bay and make his living as a Yacht Broker.
Carl and his wife have been members of Stingray Harbour Yacht Club for over 16 years. They have both held many offices in the club and are the only husband and wife team to hold Commodore positions. Carl is currently going into his second year as Commodore.
“My commitment to the club and passion for boats and the water is the same commitment and passion you will find if you allow me to work as your Yacht Broker. Whether I am selling your boat or helping you find your next vessel you will have my undivided attention and many years of experience working for you. I look forward to getting to know you and to also help enrich your boating experience.”