Seacoast Yachts – LA Harbor
720 Peninsula Rd-Berth 202
Wilmington, California, US, 90744
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2002 Willard Marine 40 PilothouseTrawler

location icon San Pedro, California
Year 2002
Length 40 ft


This boat is extremely well equipped and shows pride of ownership throughout!

This boat was custom built and designed by the extremely knowledgeable seller and she is the last Willard trawler built of any type or length.  She was custom built for the seller who was the Director of the Recreational Division of Willard Marine. She was trucked to Seattle and launched there in 2002. She spent 6 months in that area, cruising the P.N.W and then cruised back to Long Beach where she was shown at local boat shows.  The seller then cruised her to La Paz Mexico with the Baja HaHa and was subsequently cruised throughout the Sea of Cortez for the following 10 years.


Year Built 2002
Category Power
Length Overall 40'6 ft
Length Of Deck 39'6 ft
Beam 13'8 ft
Cabins 1
Electrical System 12 V
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID WLD41040G102
Min Draft 4'3 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 120 hp
Cruising Speed 7.25 kn
Maximum Speed 8.5 kn
Range 2,301.56 mi
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 350 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 300 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 75 gal
Holding Tank Mat. GRP
Ballast 7,000 lb
Displacement 34,000 lb
Displacement Type Half Load
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: John Deere
Model: 4045TFM
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 120hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Engine Hours: 658
Engine Location: Center
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Willard 40 Pilothouse Trawler has a true full displacement, ballasted hull providing maximum stability and seakindliness for vessels of this size. The economy of operation and range are outstanding with the Willard 40 burning only 3 gallons of diesel fuel per hour at a cruising speed of 8 knots. This husky hull is superior in following seas, thanks to its long, full keel and double ended design. The raised Willard 40 pilothouse model offers a large queen-size stateroom forward and a utility room with work bench and washer and dryer space, or two double staterooms. These boats are only built-to-order, so the builder has the flexibility to modify the interior arrangement to suit the customer's requirements. Willard Marine has been building trawler yachts since the early 1960s, starting with the classic Vega 36 series designed by William Garden, N.A.
Additional Information

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


Sails/ Spars

LeFiell mast for instrumentation and downwind sail and boom for dinghy deployment

1 x downwind Gennaker for “get someplace” capability and downwind fuel economy


Deck gear

  • Pilothouse window cover, Textilene
  • Warps
  • Dock lines
  • Boat hook
  • Swim ladder
  • Fenders
  • 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


Interior Equipment

  • 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


Ground Tackle

  • 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


Construction details

  • 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


Seller’s comments

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.



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Additional Contact Information

Please contact exclusive listing agent Mark Davenport at (310)804-7535 or email