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The Willard 30 Trawleroften called the Mark IV or 30/4is a seaworthy coastal trawler with a true displacement hull and a ballasted keel. The flybridge version (of which about 30 were built) is a derivative of the old Vega 30 Nomad. Heavily built on a classic double-ended hull with a deep keel and protected prop, the Willard 30 is one of the few boats her size with genuine long range capability. Below, she offers a surprising amount of interior space for her small size. Indeed, a good many Willard 30s have seen service as a functional, if Spartan, liveaboard boats for cruising couples. Her compact single-stateroom layout includes a fully equipped galley, a private stateroom, generous storage, and a roomy salon with lower helm station and a dinette that converts into a double berth. Wraparound salon windows provide panoramic views of the water, and wide side decks make getting around the 30/4 easy and secure. Topside, the flybridge has bench seating for two guests. With a single Perkins or Yanmar diesel, the efficiency of the Willard 30 is truly phenomenal; at 6 knots shes burning less than one gallon of fuel per hour! Cruising range exceeds 1,000 nautical miles.
Overview Mini flybridge trawler with canoe stern and ballasted, full-displacement hull is salty, stable, seaworthy.
Features Cozy single-stateroom interior boasts surprisingly open salon with large windows, convertible settee, small galley aft, teak-planked flooring, lower helm station. Sailboat-like canoe stern provides good down-sea stability. Note built-in cockpit seating, slender side decks.
Comments Direct-drive engine replaced V-drive installations in 1988. About 35 were built.
Performance Single Perkins diesel delivers close to 900-mile range at 6-knot hull speed.