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Old 05-14-2015, 01:11 PM   #21
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Curious about the Willard -- I have an extensive database of the yachts built by Willard, which originally came from the Willard company, but there are no 60-foot hulls on it. There were a few 65-footers though. Could you provide me with more info -- documentation number, name, year, etc. If it is a Willard I'd like to include it on the willardboats.org website. Thx, -Rick
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:13 PM   #22
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Actually it could be either, they are the only two models with windows acceptable to you Marin.

Actually, it looks like the 57 has a wannabe window option which the 50 doesn't have.

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Yes, they were only offered with only the 57 model. The way i can tell its a 57 is if you notice the curved windows on the fifty that are on the corners. The 57 doesn't have those.
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Curious about the Willard -- I have an extensive database of the yachts built by Willard, which originally came from the Willard company, but there are no 60-foot hulls on it. There were a few 65-footers though. Could you provide me with more info -- documentation number, name, year, etc. If it is a Willard I'd like to include it on the willardboats.org website. Thx, -Rick
It could be a 65. I'm just going on what I remember being told by the previous owner. It definitely is a Willard. I'm remember being totally surprised when I learned this because I'd always thought Willard just made little boats.

The boat was still in the harbor a couple of weekends ago. We're going up to our boat this weekend. If the Willard is there, or if I see someone I know who knows about the boat, I'll try to remember to ask about the length. It's a massive huge thing and it very well could be 65'. If it's there and I don't see anyone who would know, I'll pace it off.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:08 PM   #24
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Oliver I love those curved windows. Some Willard's had them.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:32 AM   #25
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Sunshine Rick--- Talked to the owners of the big Willard in our harbor today. It is indeed 65'. The current name is Irish Mist (it's had several names over the last few years as it's changed owners). Attached are a couple of iPhone photos I took.

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Old 05-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #26
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Thanks Marin -- the database shows 2 65-footers built. One is accounted for, the other was named Poseidon built in 1971. I looked up Irish Mist in the Coast Guard database, but there are tons of them, and none from 1971 that match the length. So I still can't confirm where this one belongs in the database. There's also a 69-footer named Hawkeye II, built in 1975. She is home ported in Juneau and I believe is still there and still named Hawkeye II.
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Unfortuanately I can't remember the boat's previous name(s). The previous owner returned to our harbor after living in Alaska for awhile (he and his wife had sold the Willard prior to Alaska). For a year or so after his return he lived on a 36' Soundowner Tug on our dock. He's since moved with his boat to a marina on the Olympic Peninsula.

The boat he and his wife lived on prior to buying the Willard was named Calypso but I don't think they transferred that name to the Willard. The Willard's owner took Calypso and money for the Willard.

The Willard has been kicking around here ever since. I don't know if the current owners bought it from our friend or if they are the second owners since he sold it. It goes away in the summer, I believe to Alaska. It so far always winters here, either in the water or in the yard.
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Dosn't look much like a Willard. Not even attractive.

As a Willardite I refuse to claim it.
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Greetings,
Mr. SoF. "...the deck is supposed to leak and become spongy" Why?
I should have said prone to leaking. Many of the ones that I have researched, have reported leaking/spongy decks on the older boats.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:21 PM   #30
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Yes, what we know and love Willard most for is their round-stern, full displacement hulls. There are so few examples around from production builders, but plenty of the flat transom, semi-displacement hulls. Willard only built a few of the later, and some are very nice, like Nereid and Klatawa, but I still like to fill in the blanks in the database where I can.
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Some of the 24 Willard boats present at the 2013 Rendezvous in Anacortes Wa.
They are all built by Willard.
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