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Anaheim, Calif. – August 4, 2016 – The United States Navy and Willard Marine have executed a licensing agreement for a Willard Marine boat design to serve as the guideline for the Navy’s new 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) government design.

For 27 years, Willard Marine has designed and built U.S. Navy ship-board RIBs that are 7- and 11-meters in length featuring a wide variety of propulsion, deck and outfitting arrangements. This licensing agreement allows the U.S. Navy to utilize Willard’s Sea Force® 1100, U.S. Navy model RIB design to create an all new Navy 11-meter RIB. The new RIBs will be used in their American fleets around the world, and it enables select international militaries to purchase the vessels through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. The Navy pursued the licensing agreement with Willard Marine in an effort to maximize commonality between the old and new 11m RIB platforms, minimize time and money spent on boat operations training, maintenance, repair and service.

Through the U.S. Navy FMS program, Willard Marine has also provided SEA FORCE® 1100 RIBs to foreign militaries such as Lebanon, Mexico and the Ukraine.

“We are honored that the largest and most prestigious Navy on the globe has chosen a Willard Marine design to serve as their guideline for the new 11-meter RIB design,” said Ulrich Gottschling, President and CEO of Willard Marine. “The U.S. Navy and our allies who leverage the FMS program to procure this boat are assured of a proven, seaworthy design” added Gottschling.

Since its founding in 1957, Willard Marine has developed world-class watercraft for the U.S. military, Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations and private companies. Willard Marine is also the exclusive builder of commercial vessels originally designed by SeaArk Marine and Crystaliner. Based in California with facilities in Maryland and Virginia, Willard Marine is ISO 9001:2008 certified and the sole American manufacturer of SOLAS rescue boats.

Contact: Bob Beck
Willard Marine, Inc.
+1 (714) 666-2150 ext. 272
kjacquelin@willardmarine.com

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Meet up with fellow Willard owners at the Willard Marine Trawler Owners' annual rendezvous -- the next one is May 13-15, 2016 at Anacortes Cap Sante Marina in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State.

 

For more information visit their website here: http://willardboats.org/content/willard-rendezvous-registration 

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solasAnaheim, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2016 – Willard Marine, Inc., recently delivered a SOLAS 670 rescue boat to the U.S. Army to serve aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Outfitted with a Volvo Penta D3 220hp inboard engine paired with a Hamilton Jet HJ2274 water jet, the 22’ 5” SOLAS rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) performs at speeds of up to 26.5 knots and accommodates nine passengers. A Cranston Eagle single-point lifting frame is incorporated into the SOLAS 670 to allow for a more dynamic launch and recovery system. Extensive safety features include a self-righting frame and a 40-ounce, UV-resistant polyurethane collar with a reinforced rub strake.

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33 Crystaliner New Color Scheme 3Anaheim, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2016 – Willard Marine, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, has received an order to produce a 33-foot, fiberglass harbor patrol boat for the Oceanside Police Department in California based on the iconic “Crystaliner” boat design.

The order from Oceanside Police Department marks the first Crystaliner to be purchased from Willard Marine since they acquired the licensing and manufacture rights from Crystaliner, which folded in 2012.

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Serving as a global leader in boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Willard Marine expanded its focus from recreational and commercial use to include military, law enforcement and public safety requirements. With over 50 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, repeat customers include the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Homeland Security, NOAA, Law Enforcement Agencies, and foreign governments alike. These are the most challenging customers in the world and represent the most demanding requirements. In response, Willard Marine boats have an unsurpassed record of reliable and durable performance under the most demanding conditions. It is no accident that the US Navy has placed Willard Marine RIBs on almost every significant surface ship in its fleet, more RIBs than all our competitors combined.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the direction of the Lead Electrician, Shop Supervisor or Vice President, Manufacturing, individual:

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment and fixtures, using had tools and power tools.
  • Inspect and test wiring installations, assemblies, and circuits for resistance factors and for
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems and support structures; and install components,
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications.
  • Install and maintain electrical distribution including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment such as circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Identify defective circuit breakers, voltage regulators, switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Install equipment and accessories such as navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.
  • Replace and clean electrical or electronic component.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, and components using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problems.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Run electrical cables.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Fasten plastic boxes to bulkheads to boat electrical switches or outlets.
  • Inspect and test wiring installations, assemblies, and circuits for resistance factors and for
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems and support structures; and install components, units, subassemblies and wiring, bolts, and soldering equipment.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.

OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (safety glasses, masks, goggles, etc.).

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the direction of the Lead Electrician, Shop Supervisor or Vice President, Manufacturing, individual:

  • Assemble, install and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment and fixtures, using had tools and power tools.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers or other components.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Fasten plastic boxes to bulkheads to boat electrical switches or outlets.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems and support structures; and install components and units.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings.
  • Install electrical distribution including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment such as circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Install equipment and accessories such as navigation equipment, and communication equipment.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.

Other Physical Requirements:
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (safety glasses, masks, goggles, etc.).

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

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Sea Force RAM 630 PIFSC.Main ImageAnaheim, Calif. – Willard Marine, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, was awarded a contract by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to produce a 20’08” rigid hull inflatable boat for the Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) to facilitate their fisheries and marine mammal research in the Pacific region.

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scorpionOn October 12, CBS premiered a new episode of their hit TV show Scorpion which featured a SEA FORCE® 1100 RIB built by Willard Marine for the U.S. Navy. The vessel can be seen at the 4:46 marker of the episode titled Robots as the Scorpion team is taken to a special-ops nuclear submarine.

To watch the full episode, visit the CBS website here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/scorpion/video/A8F41702-C1A1-0BC7-8F43-48493CBBCD4E/scorpion-robots/ 

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SEA FORCE 777Anaheim, Calif. – October 07, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, unveiled their new SEA FORCE® 777 this week at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, Australia.

This military-grade, fiberglass, rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) is 7.77-meters long, 2.74-meters wide, and designed with a deep-V hull for maximum stability in the roughest sea conditions. The Steyr SE306J38 diesel engine with ZF-63 marine gear powering a Hamilton Jet drive HJ-274 provides 300 horsepower for a 9-member crew and can achieve 32 knots. Nine Ullman Dynamics shock-mitigating seats are installed for crew comfort and safety.

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Serving as a global leader in composite boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Willard Marine expanded its focus from recreational and commercial use to include military, law enforcement and public safety requirements. With over 50 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, repeat customers include the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Homeland Security, NOAA, Law Enforcement Agencies, and foreign governments alike. These are the most challenging customers in the world and represent the most demanding requirements. In response, Willard Marine boats have an unsurpassed record of reliable and durable performance under the most demanding conditions. It is no accident that the US Navy has placed Willard Marine RIBs on almost every significant surface ship in its fleet, more RIBs than all our competitors combined.

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Serving as a global leader in composite boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Willard Marine expanded its focus from recreational and commercial use to include military, law enforcement and public safety requirements. With over 50 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, repeat customers include the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Homeland Security, NOAA, Law Enforcement Agencies, and foreign governments alike. These are the most challenging customers in the world and represent the most demanding requirements. In response, Willard Marine boats have an unsurpassed record of reliable and durable performance under the most demanding conditions. It is no accident that the US Navy has placed Willard Marine RIBs on almost every significant surface ship in its fleet, more RIBs than all our competitors combined.

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NOAA Research Ship DrawingAnaheim, Calif. – October 1, 2015 – Willard Marine, global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum Hydrographic Survey Launch Ships.

The three 28-foot Hydrographic Survey Launch Ships (HSLs) will be used on the coastal waters of the United States to conduct oceanographic surveys with hull-mounted and towed sonar units. A Cummins QSC8.3 engine capable of 510 HP with a ZF Marine 305-2 transmission will be used to power the boats. Outfitted to support traditional manned survey operations, the HSLs will offer additional flexibility to add unmanned autonomous capability. Two Willard Marine HSLs will be built for the 208-foot NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson, and an additional Willard Marine HSL will be built for the 231-foot NOAA ship Rainier, reported by NOAA to be one of the most modern and productive hydrographic survey platforms of its type in the world.

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MP2Anaheim, Calif. – September 30, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., will be touring the United States offering test drives of their new MISSION PRO™ 730, a fiberglass rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) that they designed with input from some of the largest maritime patrol units in the country.

The nearly 24-foot long and 9-foot wide RHIB is designed with a deep-V hull for maximum stability in the roughest sea conditions, and offers 300 horsepower from twin 150 Mercury four-stroke engines. The 40-ounce polyurethane WING inflatable collar has reinforced rub-strakes to reduce risk of boat damage upon boarding and stability during weight shifts. Providing protection from the elements, there is an aluminum T-top over the ergonomic center console, which features cup holders, a weather-protected laptop compartment, and an aft-folding windscreen that is safe and convenient for one-person crews.

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30 ft ob profileAnaheim, Calif. – September 3, 2015 – The United States Department of State awarded a contract to Willard Marine, Inc., to provide the Philippine National Police Maritime Group with patrol vessels equipped to conduct search and rescue operations along Philippine maritime borders.

This contract marks the third time Willard Marine has been chosen to provide military vessels to the Philippines. Willard has also developed boats recently for international military use by the Navy of Ukraine and the Nepalese Army.

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 O0C8998compressedAnaheim, Calif. June 9, 2015 – The U.S. Navy has exercised an option on their contract for 11-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) with Willard Marine, Inc., requesting five more RIBs in addition to the 10 that the Navy had previously ordered in 2014.

Willard Marine will provide three 11-meter Open Center Console (OCC) boats that will be equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 380-hp engines, and two Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) boats equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 480-hp engines, both versions of which will be paired with Hamilton Jet HJ292 water jets.

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Assembler

Serving as a global leader in composite boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Currently offering over 20 models of world-class watercraft in both composite and aluminum configurations, Willard Marine is headquartered in Anaheim, California with additional facilities in Virginia Beach. Our bi-coastal manufacturing facilities and experienced staff ensure that Willard Marine's future reflects nothing less than our legacy - boats of unmatched quality since 1957.

We are seeking a several Assemblers to join our growing team.

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11 meter RIB trailerToday, Willard Marine shipped another 11-meter open center console rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to Virginia, fulfilling our contract with the U.S. Navy to supply two variants of 11-meter RIB boats for a standard ship's boat operations.  Willard Marine has been supplying the Navy and their Foreign Military Sales division with these types of 11-meter RIB boats for 15 years, and additional 11-meter vessels have been procured by the U.S. Coast Guard. 

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Sorenson Jimmy websiteAnaheim, Calif.,May 4, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a preeminent manufacturer of proven military, commercial and law enforcement boats, announced the addition of Jimmy Sorenson as their  Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida.

Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including Machinery Technician and Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor, and earned the prestigious boat coxswain certification.  For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives.

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Beck BobbyAnaheim, Calif.May 1, 2015 – Willard Marine, a leading manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass commercial and military boats, will present at the High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, next week. The HSBO Forum gathers professionals from around the world to discuss new development, research, technology, operational procedures and equipment for high speed boating.

Willard Marine Director of Sales, Bob Beck, will present Operational Risk Management procedures and a method to evaluate risk using a customary U.S. Coast Guard model. Beck will also discuss procedures used by the U.S. Coast Guard in their daily operations for risk assessment, and conduct an exercise in evaluating a casualty scenario on a small rigid inflatable boat.

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