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Monday, July 23, 2018

Genesis is FOR SALE!

With mixed feelings, we have made the decision to part with Genesis, and as of today she is officially for sale.

She is priced at $59,900, reflecting our desire for a quick sale for a solid example of what many call Willard's finest looking boat.

Only six of these Aft-Pilothouse models were made by Willard. Genesis and Trident (formerly owed by Forrest Myers) are the only two on the East Coast. (I've been unable to confirm Trident's status after the hurricane went through Key West).

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Here are the particulars, pictures, etc:

1969 Willard 36’ Aft-Pilothouse Trawler
USCG Documention # 520625
Length: 36'
Beam: 11'6"
Draft: 4'6"
Displacement: 17 tons
Berths: 5
Separate Head and Shower

Location: Kingfisher's Bay Marina, Demopolis, AL

Isuzu 140 hp, six cylinder diesel – runs perfect, burns approx. 1–1.5 gph at cruise.
Original Shipmate wood-burning heater
Original Mahogany woodwork throughout
Standard Horizon VHF with AIS receiver, and an external speaker
Garmin Chartplotter (with AIS input from the VHF)
Older Standard Horizon VHF backup radio
Original Vosper hydraulic stabilizers (complete, but not working – possibly a bad pump?)
Original blueprints, manuals, various info regarding the vessel and equipment
Mast and beam are in good shape, minus some hardware. These were removed and are stored indoors.
The original curved deck hatch was removed for repairs and is available. A temporary hatch cover is in place.

 Here is a list of improvements and/or repairs we've made since purchasing Genesis 3 years ago:

New Nature’s Head composting toilet
New 16,000 btu Marine Air A/C with reverse cycle heat
All new through-hulls and seacocks below the waterline
New 12v/120v Engel Refrigerator
New Pro-Mariner onboard Battery Charger
New SS shaft and cutlass bearing
Bottom was sanded, blisters repaired with epoxy, then 6 coats of epoxy barrier,  primer and 2 coats of bottom paint applied. 
All lights except running lights have been replaced with LEDs
Hydraulic rudder actuator was rebuilt by Florida Rigging and Hydraulics
Seal kit installed in helm steering pump
Railing fasteners and deck hardware re-bedded
New Delta anchor, with chain and rope rode
The dinette cushions were re-covered

The negative stuff:

There are a couple of places with soft wood under the galley windows that need attention. 

The Vosper hydraulic stabilizers are not functioning. The previous owner stated that the engine driven pump was not working (no pressure) and he disconnected it. 

The old radar display did not work and was removed. The radar dome is still in place, but it's condition is unknown.

The old auto-pilot controls did not work and have been removed. The old pump is still in place, but inoperable.

The engine hours are unknown. There is a working hour meter, but is is unknown when it was installed. The engine runs great, though, with no smoke and no oil usage. We have logged 2000+ miles without any engine/transmission issues whatsoever.

She needs paint and minor cosmetic work, of course.

The pictures: