The Stanley 28

A splendid small day boat with overnight accommodations

Cruising Speed  
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Stanley 36, “Louise”    

Year: Builder: Located: Hull Material:

1989 John M. Williams Mount Desert, Maine Fiberglass

Designer: Engine/Fuel Type: 

Lyford Stanley Single/Diesel

Dimensions: LOA: 36’ 

LWL: 34’ 

Beam: 12’

Displacement: 15,000 

Draft: 3’6 


Fuel: 200 gal, 2 fbg tanks 

Water: 80 gal, 2 alumn tanks 

Holding: 20 gal. fbg

Engine: Yanmar  HP: 350 

Model: 6LY Hours: 39 

Cruising Speed: 15.5kt 

Max. Speed: 20.5 kt

Hull and Deck: Solid fiberglass hull with Flag Blue Awlgrip (’97).  Mahogany house sides, decks and house tops are marine grade plywood with 2 layers of 1.5oz mat and one layer of 24 oz. Roving. The house tops are off white/lt. tan Awlgrip, redone in ’97, the side decks are a light gray non-skid.

Helm deck and cockpit have teak decks with mahogany ceilings on the hull sides.  The helm deck is open with dacron curtains with windows that roll down form the house top to provide an enclosure when needed.  The port side of the helm deck is fitted with a bench seat with stowage under and there is a full width moveable seat at the transom.  The transom bench seat can be made up to the helm deck bench to form a double if additional berthing is required and an Espar cabin heat outlet provides ample heat.  The transom has a door and a teak swim platform.

The deck hardware is all brass or bronze including the bow rail.


  • Brass or Bronze deck harware
  • Bronze bow rail
  • Cockpit stereo speakers
  • Bomar hatch with screen
  • Teak anchor pulpit
Accommodations: Fwd there is access to the chain locker, aft of which is a large v-berth with filler under which there is a storage bin and there are shelves over.  A partial bulkhead separates this area from 2 short settees that will seat 2 on each side with a mahogany and maple drop leaf table on centerline.  The table is removable.  Outboard of the port settee is a large hanging locker and shelf with fiddles.  Outboard and above the starboard settee is a good sized bureau with 4 large drawers.

Aft of the starboard settee is the enclosed head with shower, a large counter, stainless steel sink and a manual Wilcox Crittenden W.C. with Y-valve and holding tank.

Opposite to port is the L shaped galley with a 2 burner Luke propane stove with oven, Grunert refrigeration, stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water.  There is a dick rack on the aft bulkhead, stowage outboard and in lockers below the stove and sink.

The interior of Louise is finished Herreshoff style in mahogany on white bulkheads with fir ceilings, and varnished teak and holly sole.  The companionway and head doors, locker louvers, and drop leaf table legs are all an accenting light maple.

Mechanical: New Yanmar 350 (’01), 2.5:1 reduction gear, 4-blade wheel, 1’1/2” aquamat shaft. Twin morse engine controls. Wagner hydraulic steering, 2 electric bilge pumps.

Electronics: All navigation electronics are located on the bridge deck helm station.

  • Icom VHF
  • Northstar 951 DGPS/Plotter
  • Datamarine Depth, Speed log
  • Windshield wipers
  • Furuno 1930 radar
  • Robertson AP100 autopilot
  • Rayline manual searchlight

Electrical: Wired for both 12VDC and 110VAC service.

  • 12VDC panel with breakers
  • 80 amp alternator
  • (2) 29 plate batteries
  • 110VAC panel with breakers
  • 30 amp shore power cable
  • Water heater
  • Battery charger
  • Outlets

Additional Equipment:

  • Electric horn
  • 8 PDFs
  • Ensign and staff
  • Flare kit
  • Brass bell
  • 4 Dock lines
  • 3 Fenders
  • New ’01 bronze elect. windlass
  • 35 lb CQR with chain and line rode
  • 2 ABC dry chem extinguishers
  • 2 Rod holders
  • 5” Richie compass in brass binnacle

Comments: The owners of Louise maintained the boat to keep her in an “as new” condition.  The galley down configuration affords ample cockpit space, perfect for entertaining larger parties.  This yacht is highly recommended for those seeking a classic downeast day boat or cuiser.  This vessel is an excellent example of quality Maine craftsmanship.  

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