Lively is a 1976 Willard Marine Custom Schooner. She was designed by Hale Field and constructed at Willard Boat Works in Costa Mesa. She has spent most of her life in Newport Harbor, occasionally venturing up or down the coast to cruise or participate in the America's Schooner Cup which she won in 2016.
She is a dream to sail and flies up to four sails at a time, a Marconi rigged main sail, a gaff-rigged foresail, a jib on a self-tending boom, and a fisherman topsail. Her auxiliary propulsion is a 30-horsepower Yanmar inboard engine. Down below she has a dinette table that seats four comfortably, a small galley (kitchen) with an icebox and electric refrigerator, and a head (restroom).
this boat is almost exclusively out of Newport Harbor, where she has been a local icon for several decades. Often celebrated as a pirate ship due to her traditional rig and tanbark sails, the boat is the most waived-to and photographed boat in the harbor and has been featured.