How Nautical Wheelers Got It’s Start

Camilla and Bill Wheeler, Nautical Wheelers retail store in Oriental nc

Nautical Wheelers is owned by Camilla and Bill Wheeler and the business is run by Camilla. We are originally from Winston-Salem and are both graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We first gained our passion for sailing and the town of Oriental back in 1994. We spent two years cruising the east coast  from 1996 to 1998 and knew we would return to Oriental someday. Three years ago we returned and bought a home enjoying Oriental on weekends, summers and holidays.  Our children (Emma, Kara and Will) have enjoyed the sailing camp and drama camp in Oriental over the three years.  We love the sailing community and the small town atmosphere of Oriental and are extremely proud to start a small business in the town we call home.  Our philosophy is the customer comes first.  If we take care of our customers, the business will be successful.





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Nautical Wheelers Opens in Oriental, NC

Nautical Wheelers Moves to a Permanent Location

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