John Williams Boat Company is a Maine-based custom builder of the Stanley yachts in the style of the traditional Maine lobster boat. Let us build you a boat that is yours in every way. Very few of our parts are pre-formed; most are made individually, to your specifications.

You will enjoy the ideal combination of form and function in your boat, because we specialize in joining a molded fiberglass hull and super-structure with a cabin finished in fine woods. Fiberglass molds easily to the lines of a graceful hull and provides the proven advantages of strength, durability, low maintenance, and economy. For on-board accommodations, however, nothing compares with the warmth of wood’s glow, the “friendliness” of its touch.

All interior finish work is done to the highest yacht standards. The cabin soles are not plywood veneer; rather, they are individually laid pieces of teak splined together with T-shaped sections of holly. The overall feeling below decks is one of functional simplicity perfectly combined with traditional yachting elegance.

If you envision a distinctive vessel imbued with your personality, representing an extension of your lifestyle, we believe this is the right yard for you.

We would also welcome an opportunity to build an all-wooden boat, or a one-off of another design you prefer, whether sail or power.