Willard Hull Numbers

Typical Hull Number: (1973 & later)

  •  W30 hulls 1 through 16 were simply numbered with the series hull number plus a model designator and model sequence number.  For example:  010S9 which was the 10th W30 and the 9th Searcher.
  • 36' hulls 1-25 were of the form VMC HN MMYY, corresponding to Vega Marine Corp., Hull Number, and Month and Year of build.
  • 36' hulls 26-40 same as above except WBW (Willard Boat Works) instead of VMC.
  • W40's 1-10: WLD400HNMMYY
  • W40's 11-38: WLD404HNMMYY (See format below)
  • W40's 39-40: WLD410HNMMYY (See format below)

The CoastGuard lists the following Manufacturer designations for Willard:

MIC Company Address City State
VMC VEGA MARINE CORP      
WBD WILLARDS BOAT WORKS RT 9 & 90 BOX 16 N MYRTLE BCH SC
WBW WILLARD BOAT WORKS      
WLD WILLARD MARINE INC. 1250 N. GROVE STREET ANAHEIM CA
WVG WILLARD VEGA,INC 11 HOPE ST BRISTOL RI

 

Official HIN Format After August 1, 1984

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
A
B
C
D
E
F
  JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
G
H
I
J
K
L