Loon A Sea

Patito (2020)
Boat Name: 
Loon A Sea
Previous Names: 
Patito, Poco A Poco, Manaia, Spirit of Willie, Nina, Surrender
Boat Model: 
W40 Pilot House
Pleasurecraft PX7.3WRL 185 hp diesel
WLD404 34L091
Willard Hull Number: 
Official Number: 

"Patito" was built by Willard Yachts, who have a stellar reputation for top-notch design and manufacturing. She spent her entire life in the Pacific northwest. The current owner had her trucked to New Bern, NC in late 2018 and commissioned a local boatyard to address all the survey items plus some upgrades. She has only been back in the water for a few months (June 2020), where preparations were being made to move aboard and start cruising.


  • Port side L-shaped settee area with storage below
  • Settee slides out to convert into a large berth
  • Carpeted floor - carpet is loose laid over a beautiful cherry hardwood floor.
  • Four deadlight windows plus two sliding windows


  • L-shaped countertop with drawers and storage
  • Built-in 12-volt refrigerator / freezer
  • Avanti microwave oven
  • Gourmet 3-burner propane stove with oven
  • Dual stainless steel sink with H/C pressurized water plus a dedicated water tank with hand pump


  • Port and starboard side deck access via sliding doors
  • Five deadlights and two opening port lights
  • 6' Settee seat at helm

Master Stateroom

  • Walk-around center island berth
  • Fixed and opening stainless steel portlights with screens / curtains

Guest Stateroom

  • Twin bunks
  • Opening stainless steel portlights with screens / curtains


  • Electric flush toilet.
  • 60-gallon fiberglass holding tank (with deck pump out and macerator pump)
  • Rule 800 shower sump pump with float switch
  • Separate full shower stall


Hull is fabricated from fiber reinforced resin. Decks and superstructure are of FRP cored sandwich construction while the bottom is uncored.

  • Hull sides and superstructure are white gelcoat with light blue gelcoat sheer and boot stripe
  • Hull sides have molded in planking lines for the classic look
  • Rudder is semi-balanced FRP unit mounted on a gudgeon shoe
  • Propeller is a three-bladed bronze unit: 28 LH 18


  • MUIR 3000 lb anchor windlass with chain gypsy head and rope warping head.
  • 66 lb Bruce plow anchor with 300 ft of galvanized chain
  • Two stern anchors (25 lb CQR and 25 lb Danforth)
  • Stainless steel horn cleats
  • Salt water washdown system forward
  • Hot / cold shower system in cockpit
  • Deck lockers forward for power cords and dock lines
  • Stainless steel bow railing integrated with stainless steel stanchions and vinyl covered lifelines
  • Aluminum mast and boom on boat deck. Mast is hinged via tabernacle in order to lower for bridges
  • Includes two sails that can be rigged to forestay and mast
  • Propane locker on boat deck
  • Boarding door in aft cockpit

Electronics and Helm

  • Furuno FM-700 VHF Transceiver
  • Furuno Marine Radar Model 1940
  • Furuno FAP-330 Autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Chart Plotter CP-500
  • GPS Antenna
  • VHF Antenna
  • VDO Depth Gauge
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Steering
  • Vetus bow thruster control
  • Remote operated search light
  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • Wind Direction / Speed Gauge (missing the mast mounted anemometer)


The power distribution panels with circuit breakers are located in the pilothouse. Source selection, volt and amp meters, and generator start.

12 volt system consists of:

  • Three 8D batteries for engine start and house
  • One Group 31 battery for bow thruster
  • Victron Energy 80 amp battery charger
  • Pro-Mariner 6 amp battery charger for bow thruster battery

120 volt system consists of:

  • Two Marinco 125V 30A shore power inlets
  • Quicksilver (Kubota) QS-8.0D 8 kw generator
  • 110 Volt Seaward Products Marine 6 gallon hot water heater with engine heat exchanger

Engine and Mechanical Details

  • The engine room is large and allows easy access to all systems. Everything is clean. Bilges are white!
  • The Pleasure Craft Marine Engine is based on an International engine.
  • Dual RACOR fuel filter system feeds the engine and generator. 
  • Duel fuel tanks can be cross connected. Sight gauges are installed.
  • A 12 volt electric fuel scrubber system is installed to polish fuel.
  • Electric bilge pump located in forward bilge, engine room and lazarette. Whaler manual bilge pump located in lazarette. High water alarm located in engine room. 
  • Air Conditioning / Heat is supplied by a reverse cycle Marine Air Systems 16,000 BTU with digital control.
  • Emergency steering is accessed in cockpit with emergency tiller stored in lazarette 
  • Electric macerator pump for overboard discharge of waste tank.

PATITO had the following upgrades / work performed in a local boatyard in 2019.

  • Bottom paint
  • Anodes
  • Propeller cleaned and balanced
  • New cutless bearing
  • Installed Vetus 5.7 kw bow thruster (6 blade) system
  • New 8D batteries (10/19)
  • Various items identified for repair during survey
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Dick & Pam Stainsby
Home Port: 
BC, Canada