Yahoo Willard Group
Willard owners are passionate about their boats! The Yahoo Willard Group has been going strong for almost 10 years now! If you are serious at all about WIllards, you need to join this group -- there is an indescribable wealth of information there passed on by a wide variety of owners over the years.
- Yahoo Willard Boat Owners List (Registration Required.)
- Willard Boats on Facebook
- TrawlerForum Willard thread
- Flickr Willard Trawlers Group
- Flickr Slideshow (Click on the photo to display comments)
- Willard Marine Inc. (But there's nothing there about their trawlers!)
Willard Marine Promotional Video (Current - no yachts.)
Willards For Sale
Some good search sites: (Note: Where possible, these links go directly to a Willard Search. Others you will need to enter "Willard" into the search box.)
- Yachtworld www.yachtworld.com -- Broker listings only
- Boat Browser www.boatbrowser.com
- Buy-Sell www.buysell.com -- General classifieds - Used a lot for boats in BC
- Everyboat www.everyboat.com
- Marine Source www.marinesource.com
- I-Boats www.iboats.com/used_boats
- Boat World www.boat-world.com
Willard Owner Sites
- Kozad - W30 Voyager
- Lorelei 36' Vega - Charters from Willmington, NC
- Nereid - 1966 47' Willard Dover Pilothouse
- Northstar - W40 Widebody FBS (Available for Charter)
- Pilgrim - 1974 Willard 30 Voyager
- Passagemaker Magazine Article about Rincon (1.6MB pdf)
- Renaissance Vega 36 Motor Sailor
- Salty - 30' Voyager
- Slow Dancer - 30' Voyager
- Trident - 36' Pilothouse
- Willard 30 with Flying Bridge Removed
Willard Support Businesses
- Bayview Engineering -- Articulated Rudders
- Fuller Brush Portlights -- Replacements for W30 portlights.
- Marks Plastics -- Windows & Frames. 951-735-7705 (No website)
- Clearcut Plastics -- Custom cut plastic windows (Fremont, Seattle, WA)
- SeaSkills -- Yacht Delivery; Private Offshore Instruction
- Zimmerman Marine - Formerly a dealer. In Maryland & Virginia
Clubs & Organizations
- Fiberglassics® - recognizing the style and creativity of the original fiberglass boat designs from the 50's & 60's.
- Marine Trawler Owners Association
- A Family Affair Aboard a Willard 30
- Life with an Old Motor Sailor
- Clyde Ford, author of novels featuring Charlie Noble and his Willard trawler.
- Movie: Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure The first part of this movie features a 1974 Willard Horizon motorsailer.
- Willard Hull Numbers
- Willard Models
- William Garden Facebook Page
- Lord Nelson Victory Tugs Owners Site (No relation to Willards -- just another good trawler owner's site.)
- Willard 50 proposed by Willard in 2000. (PMM April 2000)
- All About Willard Windows (A Wiki Page - Under Construction.)
- Blisters - passionforpaint.co.uk/Osmosis.htm
- Yacht Survey Online - A wealth of useful maintenance info.
- Fabula "Signature" marine hull paint -- Several owners have used this with good results.
Note: Files are in pdf format unless stated otherwise.
- Perkins Engine Manuals Page
Willard 36 Newsletters from 1965-1969.
Note: These were memeographed copies that were very hard to read. They have been scanned using character recognition software along with manual editing to make them as readable as possible, although there are a few spots that were completely unreadable. The originals are available at the Yahoo Willard list.
- Vega 36 Standard Cruiser Brochure
- Vega 36 Series Brochure, featuring details on all 36' models, plus some larger models. (Caution , this is a high rez, 7MB pdf file.)
Willard 30 1974 Owners Manual (Includes Electrical Diagram)
Word .docx version <-- Useful for customizing for your boat!
- Willard 30 Electrical Diagram (11 x 17" pdf)
- Willard 30 Hull Body Plan
- Bartell Corrosion Meter Instructions
- Willard 30 Trip to Bermuda - Passagemaker Magazine Article 12/2002 (Caution 5MB pdf file.)
Willard 30/4 Drawings (large format pdf files): (Thanks to Paul Birkey for supplying these.)
Outboard Profile & Deck Plans Construction Plans 1 - 2 - 3 Joinery Electrical Piping Deck Hardware