Our 1978 Willard 40, Lilliana is a seakindly, long range cruiser with an extremely reliable motor and mechanical systems.
After 14 years of happily cruising Lilliana in Mexico and Alaska we have reluctantly decided to sell her. We have lovingly cared for Lilliana and she is in perfect shape, mechanically and cosmetically. Lilliana is a sailor's trawler with beautiful lines, a seakindly, stabilized ride, and a well appointed interior. She has a range of over 2400 miles and can safely take her crew anywhere on the planet. She was launched in 1978 and is berthed in the Sea of Cortez in San Carlos, Sonora (5 hours from Tucson).
Interested? Follow the link below to the owner's For Sale site.
In Lilliana [Hull #21 begun in May 1977 and completed early in 1978] the flying bridge deck is 1" thick balsa core and the forecabin roof is 1/2" to 1/4" balsa core. The cabin sides are definitely 3/4" plywood.
Richard Packard 11/20/07
The design range on the W40 was to go about 2500 miles with 10% fuel remaining. My boat Lilliana burns 1.4 gal/hr at 6.2 knots. In addition to the usual 600 gallon tank, a previous owner installed a 55 gal "day tank" directly underneath the main tank. In normal weather this would take the boat from the west coast of the USA to Hawaii. That is considered the longest passage needed to go around the world. [ 07/27/18 ]