Before there was Nordhavn...there was Willard.
Between 1973 and 2001 Willard Marine built sturdy full displacement trawler yachts designed for voyaging along the U.S. West Coast between Mexico and Alaska. NORTHSTAR is a rare wide-body model, hull #2 of only three W40s built at the Costa Mesa, California boatyard. Like all Willard designs, she is double-ended with a subtle sheer from the raised bow to the fantail stern. A full-length keel with 7000# of ballast adds stability and protects the running gear. On the flying bridge is a tabernackled mast and boom fitted with a steadying sail. Whether dockside or underway, NORTHSTAR provides her crew the comforts of home with safety at sea.