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Willard 40 Trawler

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Boat REF# 164232
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp, Perkins 635.4 (1974)
Lying Skagit County, WA USA - Shown by appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Rod Swift
Builder Willard
Lying Skagit County, WA USA - Shown by appointment
Fuel capacity 2,727.3 ltr (600.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,181.8 ltr (260.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 340.9 ltr (75.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp
Engine make and model Perkins 635.4 (1974)
Engine Hours engine1:   1700
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.2 ltr (1.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA
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Low speed handling is enhanced with a bow thruster and an articulating rudder which provides substantially more turning effect.

An 7.5 HP 3 phase 220v electric motor is installed with belt drive to the shaft providing for "get home" power in the event of a problem with the drive engine. The Onan MDJE-18R diesel generator provides 7.5KW 3 phase power for the get home motor and 5KW single phase for house loads. The get home motor provides steady drive forward at about 5 knots in calm water.

An all new main power panel and associated wiring is installed near the interior helm.

A Statpower Truecharge 40+ battery charger and a separate Mastervolt 12/80 battery charger maintain the batteries from generator or shore power. An inverter provides AC power from the batteries when the Onan generator is not running.

The battery bank includes six 6v "golf cart" batteries arranged as three in parrallel in each box and the two boxes connected in series as one 12v bank for house power and one 8D size main engine starting battery and a separate starting battery for the Onan generator.


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 11.00m (36'1")
Beam 4.19m (13'9")
Draft Min 1.30m (4'3")
Displacement 14,966kg (33,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On marina


A new aluminum mast and boom are fitted aft of the helm on the flying bridge. The mast carries the radar transceiver and a steady sail.
Stainless steel rigging

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator DC to AC Inverter


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Willard 40 Nomad is a very high quality fiberglass hull with a fiberglass over plywood upper structure built by skilled boat builders in southern California. The design is based on a William Garden double-ended displacement hull intended for sea worthy, economical long distance cruising. The 600 gallon fuel tank gives it well over 2000 nm range and the hull design is intended for safe, offshore passage in any sea condition. This boat is hull #1 of the "400" "wide body" series and has been updated and carefully maintained throughout its life including installation of an articulating rudder and an electric "get home" motor driving the prop shaft. It is in outstanding condition as a contemporary yacht and ready to go to sea.

Tank capacity quoted in this listing is as reported by the owners and as listed in the manufacturers publications. We have not independently verified any tank capacity and make no guaranty of tank capacity. While the boat has been owned by this family, the fuel tank was opened up, access ports installed the tank was thoroughly inspected and cleaned.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Entry is through a door on the starboard side into the aft cockpit area. The cockpit features a "U" shaped wrap around couch built into the double ended transom and is fully enclosed with canvas and isenglas and a hard top overhead. A ladder to port leads up to the spacious boat deck and flying bridge which is protected with a bimini cover over the seating and helm area. A folding mast allows for boat house storage and lower bridge clearance. The mast and boom, which is a new aluminum item, also carries a useful steady sail and assists in lauching boats and kayaks stored on the boat deck. A folding stair can be deployed allowing direct access from the bridge to the foredeck. An inflatable RIB tender with 15HP outboard is carried on Olsson electric davits from the stern.

A door in the aft bulkhead from the cockpit leads to the main salon area with a dining area to starboard and open seating area to port. The lower cabinets all feature original oil paintings of nautical scenes done by a previous owner. The interior features new carpets and upholstery. Forward to starboard is the interior helm station and to port is the galley and a large, built in chart table which features a glass port showing the autopilot compass below. A new Force 10 3 burner gas range is installed in the galley along with a refrigerator. Under the helm seat is a second, large, built in refrigerator in addition to the unit in the galley. Two independent Wallas forced air cabin heating systems keep the interior comfortable. The domestic water system includes dual filters and a UV treatment system.

Down stairs forward to starboard is a large head and separate shower. To port is the master stateroom with double berth and ensuite head. Forward is the bow guest compartment with a "V" berth. The dining area in the main salon can be converted to a double berth for extra accommodations if needed.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Qualcomm Globalstar Satellite Phone

Navigation equipment includes a Garmin GPSmap 4208 Chartplotter, Furuno radar, Furuno FCV-582L color video fish finder, ICOM IC-M126DSC VHF, Comnav 1001 Autopilot, a Qualcomm Globalstar Satphone, a Datamarine wind guage and ICOM IC-M710 MF/HF SSB radio. The autopilot compass is mounted under the chart table and is visible through a glass port in the chart table surface.

A Wesmar bow thruster assists low speed manuevering.

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
Electric Maxwell 1200 windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Manson Supreme on bow, Fortress on stern)
45.72m (150'0") of chain
AB dinghy (2004)
15hp outboard, Mercury 4 stroke, Long Shaft (2004)
The AB RIB with 15HP outboard is carried on Olssonn powered davits off the stern. Kayaks and other small boats can be carried on the boat deck aft of the flying bridge and can be raised and lowered using the folding aluminum mast and boom with electric winch installed on the boat deck.

A Manson Supreme anchor is mounted on the bow with all 5/16" chain rode and a Maxwell 1200 electric windlass. A Fortress (Danforth style) anchor is carried for the stern.

A Wesmar bow thruster and custom built articulating rudder assist docking.

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is one of the best examples of the Willard 40 Trawler around. It has a long history of careful maintenance and thoughtful upgrades to make it a very contemporary, long distance cruiser capable of motoring to Hawaii or Alaska in comfort. A true passagemaker.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Willard 40 Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Dirk Nansen of Boatshed Anacortes. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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