RE: Looks like a sad ending for the Willard 30
" Great starter for someone handy. Ideally with a place to keep it cheaply."
This means usually a mooring,
which today is no sweat as the battery tools with a spare batt will usually work for a workday.
Some marinas will have a mud berth , that is only accessible at high tide , REALLY cheap, and with the marine store nearby , lots of time can be saved for the price of wading boots.