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Willard Marine Opens New Head Office in Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside, CA,  August 2022 - Willard Marine, Inc. (Willard), a leading builder of composite and aluminum boats for over 65 years, announces the relocation to its new corporate head office from Anaheim to Oceanside, CA.

The move indicates the an expansion of both staff and production capabilities in anticipation of a record year for 2023.  The Oceanside location will continue to provide new production, repair, and refurbishing of Willard's composite boats.

Oceanside, also known as Willard West, will have close to 110,000 square feet of interior and exterior space for all its corporate operations on a 2.5 acres property.

Jordan Angle, Willard Marine's CEO, commented that this new location provides convenient access to water operations, and will house all our Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Finance and Administration teams.  Jordan indicated "This committment to our new facility in Oceanside, will not only prepare us for a growth in our market sector, but we also are committed to establishing a new relationship with the Oceanside community, which is now our new home."

New Contact Information:

4602 North Avenue., Oceanside, CA 92056.   Telephone: (714) 666-2150

About Willard Marine, Inc

Willard Marine builds mission proven boats as tough and worthy as those who depend on them. Law enforcement, military, and commercial mariners around the world place unwavering confidence in their Willard boats and the talented men and women who design, build, and service them. It is always our mission to help mariners complete theirs.

Willard has a proven track record of designing and building some of the safest, most rugged vessels in the world. Since our founding in 1957, Willard has provided more than 1,500 boats to the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corp., as well as allied foreign military, law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations and commercial companies. Based in California, with additional facilities in Chesapeake, VA, Willard is the sole American manufacturer of SOLAS approved rescue boats. Willard boats are built to meet a variety of standards including USCG, ABYC, and ABS among others, and we are proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified, which requires that we maintain a strict Quality Management System that consistently yields high-quality boats at reduced costs and more efficient production timelines for our clients.

Willard is proud to say that none of our clients have reported a hull-failure. This is a reflection of our quality engineering and manufacturing processes combined with our exceptional attention to detail found in everything from our orderly electrical wiring to the strategic placement of scupper holes. We stand behind our work and offer a comprehensive warranty so that our customers can enjoy many decades of safe operation, reliable performance, and low-cost maintenance with a Willard Marine boat! 

Contact:

Sales and General Inquiries:  Sales@willardmarine.com

Media: Marketing@willardmarine.com 

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Willard Marine Relocates its East Operations to New Facility in  Chesapeake, Virginia

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Oceanside, CA, August, 2022 -- Willard Marine, Inc. (Willard), a leading builder of composite and aluminum boats for 65 years, announces the relocation and expansion of its East Coast operations to Chesapeake, VA. 

The new Chesapeake facility has waterfront access, provides additional production capacity to meet anticipated growth, along with increased ability to produce metal boats. Willard’s mid-Atlantic location provides shorter delivery distances and faster repair times for East Coast military and commercial customers. 

Willard’s Director of Manufacturing, Joe Nangle, commented about the relocation, “The move of our East Coast facility to our new location, will allow us to have a total capacity of 14,400 sq/ft. This will increase our service capacity and expand our metal boat production capabilities.” 

Tim Pridemore, Director of Service, will oversee operations in the new facility, SOLAS rescue boat inspections, testing and certification, and global customer support.

Willard Marine - East will conform to WMI’s ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system and become be an ISO 9001:2015 certified location later this year

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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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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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