A Family-Owned Company

Providing Exceptional Boat Service, Storage,
Brokerage, & Construction Since 1973

No matter how large or small your job is, it will get our undivided attention. With just over 20 employees, our crew takes a personal interest in your project. We love the challenge of working out how to make cockpit seats that fold away when not needed or maximize storage space below according to a client’s specific requests.

A Family-Owned Company

Providing Exceptional Boat Service, Storage,
Brokerage, & Construction Since 1973

No matter how large or small your job is, it will get our undivided attention. With just over 20 employees, our crew takes a personal interest in your project. We love the challenge of working out how to make cockpit seats that fold away when not needed or maximize storage space below according to a client’s specific requests.

Why Choose

John Williams Boat Company

Aerial photo of John Williams Boat Company

An Amazing Location

John Williams Boat Company is located on the western side of beautiful Some's Sound on Mount Desert Island, Maine.
Bringing in a boat from the water

In-House Services

50-ton Travelift, 14-ton crane, 12,000 lbs. forklift, inside heated & outdoor storage, protected deep water location, 14 seasonal moorings, limited dockage available.
Wide angle of large boat

Boats of All Shapes & Sizes

We can accommodate both power and sail boats with our 50-ton Travelift, large storage buildings, and doors.
Bringing in a boat with Marine Travelift

Full-Service Offerings

Expert diesel & gasoline repair, custom welding & fabrication, electrical, wood and fiberglass repair & restoration, rigging, varnish, painting, Awl grip, 24/7 mobile in season service.

Boat Services

John Williams Boat Company is a full-service boatyard, yacht brokerage, and custom boat building company. Our experienced team is well suited to meet all of your boating needs.

Winter Boat Storage

John Williams Boat Company offers up to 20,000 square feet of winter indoor heated storage. Unheated indoor storage is also available, including an on-site climate-controlled 7,200 square foot facility, specifically tailored for wooden boats. Outdoor storage and shrinkwrap covering services are also available.

Yacht Brokerage

John Williams Boat Company has been certified by the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) since 2004. Initially specializing in buying and selling Downeast style yachts for our customers, we have expanded to include all power and sailboats for a diverse, discerning clientele.

New Boat Construction

John Williams Boat Company has been building quality Stanley Yachts since 1973. Since then, we have built over 100 boats, many for local fishers and summer families. We recently collaborated with Doug Zurn on a Williams 38 powerboat capable of speeds over 40 knots. We have the initial drawings and design for a well-appointed outboard driven 29-foot center console.

High Praise

From Our Clients

Great Location, Great Service

The Most Friendly Boatyard on
Mount Desert Island, Maine

Great Location, Great Service

The Most Friendly Boatyard on
Mount Desert Island, Maine