"Toby” is an exceptionally well made classic double ended trawler that will take you cruising very economically. Designed and built in southern California, Willard trawlers feature an extremely sturdy full displacement hull and ballasted keel – that provide extra safety and durability in all weather conditions.  Powered by a 50 hp Perkins 4-108, Toby burns less than one GPH at 6 knots. 

The spacious salon and aft deck, surrounded by windows, provide great visibility when operating from the lower helm.  The upper deck and fly bridge steering helm are a spectacular option for sunny days, as well as providing precise steering control near the docks.

Toby was restored by the current owners to retain much of the 1970’s vintage look and feel - while updating the wiring, electronics, safety equipment and other key components to current standards.  Teak interior woodwork has been restored and vintage features like the original diesel stove and oven have been retained.  Salon carpeting, cushions and curtains are all new.

Three coats of original-color gray and white Awlgrip were professionally applied above the water line several years ago. The ablative bottom paint, prop. paint and zincs were renewed during a haulout this spring.

Toby will be a great live aboard or cruising platform for a couple seeking a “salty”, dependable and economical cruising trawler.


Year and Model: 1973 Willard Vega Nomad, Hull #35

Builder: Willard Marine, California

Hull Shape: Full displacement


Length: 30’ (35,’ with dinghy on extended davits)

Beam: 10 ft 6 in

Maximum Draft: 3 ft 6 in

Displacement: 17000 lbs

Ballast: 4,400# of lead

Cruising Speed: 6 knots


Engine 1:

Engine Brand: Perkins (the original 4-107 was replaced in 1992 with a new 4-108)

Year Built: 1992

Engine Type: Inboard

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 2,300

Engine Power: 50 HP

Updated and rebuilt engine/mechanical components

Rebuilt diesel injection pump

Rebuilt Velvet Drive transmission

New oil cooler

New water pump

New alternator

New engine heat exchanger

New hot water heater

New 110 v cabin heater

New three-stage battery charger

New galvanic isolator


Fresh Water Tanks: (2 X 50 gallons)

Fuel Tanks: 

  One 20 gal (plastic)

  Two 50 gallon (steel – unused)

Holding Tanks: 1 X  9 gal.


Number of “V” berths: 2 (center insert converts to single queen size bed, if desired)

Two interchangeable dinettes (a small one for two people and a large dinette to convert for additional sleeping accommodations)

Number of cabins: 1

Number of heads: 1


Furuno 1715, 24 mile radar with LCD display

Garmin 3006 color GPSMAP networked chartplotter 

VHF radios (2), (including Raymarine #240, with hailer and foghorn options)

17” Sharp TV and DVD player on wall mount in salon

AM-FM CD Stereo

Powered digital TV- radio antenna on mast

Inside Equipment

Manual bilge pump

4 cu. ft. ice box (easily converted to 12V refrigerator)

Electric bilge pump

Updated head

Diesel stove and oven

New duel source hot water heater

Electrical Equipment

Restored Willard electrical panels (12 V and 110V)

New “Smart Plug” shore power inlet, wiring and cable

Remote control search light

Safety Equipment

Three fire extinguishers (two in the salon and one in the engine compartment)

Telescoping boarding and rescue ladder on the port side

Full set of new flares 

Compass (2)

PFDs for 4 people

Outside Equipment/Extras

11” Achilles dinghy (on davits)

2 HP Honda outboard

1000 Watt Honda generator

Propane BBQ and canvas cover

Steadying sail, with new fittings and lines

New coated stainless steel main deck lifelines and fittings

New anchor rode chain

Electric windlass


Full Sunbrella enclosure for aft deck, on stainless steel frame 

Full Sunbrella covers for teak cap rails (both decks)

Sunbrella flybridge weather cover


Boat Model


Boat Name







Perkins 4-108 Dsl

Total HP






Contact Info

Buzz and Lynn Blick
Tacoma, WA

Boat Files

Attachment Size
AD copy for Toby FINAL.pdf 1.62 MB

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