Willard 40 Pilothouse trawler "ALOHA"
Designer: Hale Field/Rod Swift/Patrick Gerety
Builder: Willard Marine, Anaheim, CA
Launched: March, 2002
- Fuel tanks: 2 x 350 g. 5000 series aluminum. 700g. total plumbed in series
- Water tank: 1 x 300 g. stainless steel
- Holding tank: 1 x 75 g. FRP
Mechanical and Ships systems
- Engine: 1 x John Deere 4045TFM, 120 hp 4 cyl. Turbo diesel
- Engine hours: ~658
- Cooling: fresh water keel cooler (Walters Machine) with wet exhaust
- Prop: 1x 28/18 three blade
- Fuel consumption: approx. 1.25 gph @ 1750 rpm = approx. 6nmpg
- Cruising speed: approx. 7.25 knots
- Maximum speed: approx. 8.5 knots
- Generator: Apollo 3.5 KVA
- Bow thruster: Vetus 160 with dedicated batteries and charger
- Watermaker: Village Marine Little Wonder, 200 GPD
- Fuel polishing: Gulf Coast Filters
- Oil Bypass strainer: Gulf Coast Filters
- Fuel Filter: Racor large capacity
- Navionics hydraulic steering
- Freshwater wash down
- Saltwater wash down
- Shower: hot/cold @ stern cockpit
- Bilge pumps: 3 x electric in dedicated sumps
- Head: Raritan Atlantis with freshwater/saltwater options
- Water heater: Torrid 17g. Stainless steel
- Washer/dryer: Splendide 2100 vented to the outside (located in engine room)
- Cooktop: Wallas diesel with internal space heater
- Microwave: large Sanyo with convection oven
- Refrigerator: Novakool 6.8 cf, ac/dc
- House battery Bank: 6 x 6v. 223 ah in battery boxes
- Starting battery bank: 2 x 12v. In battery boxes
- Bow thruster batteries: 2 x 4D (new in Oct 2021) in battery boxes
- House/starting Inverter/charger: Prosine 2.0, 2000 watt
- Bow thruster charger: Guest Pro-Sine 20 amp, dual bank
- Port and Starboard 50a shore power connections
- Electrical panel: custom by Heritage Panel graphics
- Interior lights: 7 x Alpenglow with bright/low/red options
- Engine room lights: 4 x Taylorbrite fluorescent
- Fans: 3 x oscillating @ master, guest, and pilothouse
Raymarine RC80 Suite; Radar, navigation, depth, GPS chart plotter, fish finder, speed, log
- 1 x large MFD (Current display is non op but there is a secondary, spare display that's never been used)
- 1 x small Display
- Raymarine ST7000 Autopilot with additional hand held remote
- Compass with internal night light
- Raymarine 215 VHF radio
- Jensen Stereo/CD
LeFiell mast for instrumentation and downwind sail and boom for dinghy deployment
1 x downwind Gennaker for “get someplace” capability and downwind fuel economy
- Pilothouse window cover, Textilene
- Dock lines
- Boat hook
- Swim ladder
- Seat and back cushions for bow deck box
- Emergency tiller: aluminum with access to rudder at stern cockpit
- Dinghy: Boss Boats Yachtender 8.5 all FRP, RIB style (Not registered, un-titled, being given as part of the sale as a bonus)
- Outboard: Johnson 15hp 4 cycle
- Dinghy winch: electric @ boom
- Mattress: Custom HMC mattress at the master stateroom
- Flooring: Loncoil vinyl in head, pilothouse, and galley. Wall to wall carpet in all other areas
- Dining table: free standing, custom inlaid wood with compass rose
- Electric Anchor windlass: Muir with 5/16 chain/line gypsy
- Windlass controls: @ foredeck and in pilothouse
- Main anchor: Delta 45 lb.
- Main rode: 100 ft. chain, 350 ft. 5/16 line
- Secondary anchor: Fortress FX23 collapsible with mud hooks
- Secondary rode: 50 ft chain, 200 ft 5/16” line
- Hull: solid FRP
- Topsides: combination of balsa core @ horizontal surfaces & amp; Divinycel @ vertical surfaces
- Hull gelcoat color: CCP 944-W-005 White
- Topsides gelcoat color: LIL DX-QTM-2049 Coastal Sand
- Hull is constructed with two watertight bulkheads to form three watertight compartments
- Interior hull has port and starboard 6” PVC chases running from the engine room to the master stateroom below sole for running additional plumbing, electrical, air conditioning ducts, etc. (Chases are empty at this time)
- Hull was prepped with epoxy barrier coat below the water line at the time of construction.
- Hull was reinforced @ proper locations at time of construction for the installation of active fin stabilizers in the future if desired
- Stern deck has swing down boarding platform at the stern
- Port and starboard boarding gates @ amidships at dock level.
- Hull and topsides were buffed and polished Sept 2021
Advantages of Willard 40 Trawler over similar full displacement trawlers in this size range.
- Fully ballasted hull. 7000 pounds of lead encapsulated in the keel.
- Fine entry at the sailboat style bow to prevent pounding and hobby-horsing in a head sea.
- Rounded canoe style stern to prevent yawing in a following sea like a flat stern or “sugar scoop” stern.
- Canoe stern means virtually no wake at any speed or any seas.
- Relatively narrow beam means a more easily driven hull in any kind of seas..
- Superior fuel efficiency of 5 to 6 nautical miles per gallon at cruising of 7 to 7.5 knots because of the easily driven hull.
- True Open Ocean, blue water capable circumnavigation possibility because of fuel efficiency.
- Low “A/B ratio” (ratio of above water mass to below water mass) means low windage.
- Solid fiberglass hull and cored fiberglass topsides means minimal upkeep and maintenance
- No need for active or passive stabilizers because of the lead keel deep in the water and low
- Extra thick safety glass in all windows provide superior light and views in all living spaces while providing protection against breaking seas.
- Extra wide overhang at living area means greater safety from breaking seas.
- Moderate displacement means need for smaller ground tackle.
- Industrial Tractor based and marinized John Deere turbo diesel is particularly fuel efficient, quiet, and environmentally less polluting with parts available world-wide.
- Engine is sized large enough to power through large seas.
- Engine is cooled by a keel cooler which means no sea water is introduced into the interior of the engine block.
- Boarding gates both port and starboard mean boarding in true yacht manner.
- Deployable boarding platform at stern for Med mooring.
- Dockside power outlets both port and starboard for convenient deployment of power cord in out-of-the-way location.
- Upper boat deck is large enough for dinghy stowage safety.
- All liquid fuel systems aboard are diesel which eliminates the need to carry an alternate fuel such as propane
- Dual fuel tanks have clean out ports at the top of the tanks
- Superior tankage aboard – 700 gallon aluminum fuel tanks, 300 gallon stainless steel water tank, and 75 gallon fiberglass waste tank.
- Integral fiberglass waste tank at bow waterline serves as a collision barrier along with two more watertight collision barriers in the interior of the hull.
- Two 6” PVC conduits from engine room to bow provide convenient chases for adding wiring and plumbing for additional systems.
- All systems are easily accessed for easy serviceability.
- Many sixty year old Willard fiberglass trawlers are still in service today.
- Strong and active Willard Boat Owners group on the Internet.
- Built to mil-spec (military specifications) by one of the largest military contractors in the US.
- Made in the USA in Anaheim, California. Factory has been in business 60+ years and is still going strong and willing to provide assistance.