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Willard 36 Vega Pilot House

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Boat REF# 104361
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.97m (36'0")
Year 1968
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp, Perkins 4-108 (unknown year)
Lying Bainbridge Island - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer William Gardner
Builder Willard
Lying Bainbridge Island - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,591.0 ltr (350.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10


Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-108 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   unknown
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 4KVA
Engine spares tick

Two Xantrex 40 amp chargers


LOA 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 9,070kg (20,000.0lbs)
Headroom 2.13m (7'0")
Storage On mooring


Other rigged willard spars (unknown year) with galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


she features the ability to rig a steadying sail or even pop a cruising chute to sail downwind!

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Legendary for their toughness, these boats were significantly overbuilt in the early days. She is solid fiberglass and has no coring in the hull or the deck. Willard Vega 36s have made many ocean passages including multiple trips across the Pacific.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

This little ship is entered by a bulwark door on the starboard side into the deep, protected cockpit. From here you enter the aft saloon with galley and L-shaped settee. You access the raised pilot house and bridge by a short ladder for a commanding view all around! The bridge was designed for long passagemaking and features a watch berth. You exit out the starboard side door and can climb up and back to the covered aft bridge-deck. Exiting the same door and forward takes you to the bow. Proceeding down to the saloon you then continue forward and down two steps to the full width midships main cabin. Featuring large berths port and starboad there is also a desk and lots of storage. The Dickinson propane heater keeps you warm and dry and the overhead skylight brings in lots of light. Continuing forward takes you to the clever athwartships full-size head with separate shower compartment. Continue forward and you are in the forward cabin with bunk beds to starboard and a large hanging locker. This area also has a ladder to provide quick access to the foredeck!

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Echo sounder tick

Furuno 20 mile radar!

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Electric ideal windlass
1 anchors
(Bruce 62 lb / Fortress secondary)
60.96m (200'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of warp

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Willard Vega Pilot house is a classic troller (not trawler!) styled vessel that is capable of crossing oceans safely. Several have made the 2700 mile trip from the Pacific Northwest to Hawaii.

Designed by Bill Garden, she was heavily built in the early days of fiberglass construction. No coring here, just solid hand-laid fiberglass hull and decks! Her hull shape was designed to be fuel efficient and have a gentle motion at sea. With her heavily-ballasted keel she is self righting in the unlikely event of a knockdown in the open ocean!

This Vega has been been maintained by a professional marine engineer who has kept her in top mechanical shape. You could leave for Alaska today or spend some time giving her a new coat of paint and some upgrades to the interior.

These boats are rare as only six were built. They are much-sought-after in the resale market by knowledgeable mariners looking for a safe comfortable passagemaker.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered. Details subject to contract.

This Willard 36 Vega Pilot House has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Crouch of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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