was founded in 1957 to manufacture custom-built fiberglass pleasure boats. They discontinued building recreational boats in 2003 to focus on military and commercial vessel sales. Willard Marine Yachts built, and launched, itsí first trawler yacht, the Willard 36 in 1961. This was three years before the first Grand Banks Yacht, 10 years before the first Marine Trader, and 28 years before the first Nordhavn Yacht.
The William Garden designed Vega 36 by Willard Yachts was sold primarily as a sedan flybridge cruiser, but also as a motor yacht and a pilothouse, North Sea Trawler style. Until 1977 the term "Vega" was used to denote the hull style. It does not identify the model. A wide range of 30 and 40-foot models were added to the line of Willard Yachts in the 70's and 80's. Although never intended as luxury yachts, itís a testament to the line that so many of them are still around, and are highly sought after by knowledgeable boaters looking for tough, comfortable, dependable boats.