PEREGRINE III is a stunning Pettegrow 30. Her hard chines and semi-displacement hull gives her more speed and better handling than most Downeast boats her size. She is beautifully finished with varnished teak throughout, highlighted by a custom varnished teak and bronze bow rail. Very well kept, she is turn key ready for the remainder … Continued

Come along for a sea trial on MONHEGAN!

Come along for a sea trial on MONHEGAN! Here’s a taste of summer as this Stanley 28 shows off her smooth & quiet brand new Yanmar 260 diesel engine, installed early in 2018. Enjoy the beauty of Somes Sound, and as we pull into the boatyard, you’ll recognize a few of the beautiful yachts that … Continued

Jock Williams cruised the 2,700-mile Downeast Loop

The 2020 Boats of the Year issue of Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors magazine highlights last summer’s cruise by John Williams Boat Company’s founder Jock Williams aboard Hokulani, a Stanley 36 built here in 2000. To read the full article “Tips for Older Boaters Planning a Long Cruise: Octogenarian Jock Williams cruised the 2,700-mile Downeast … Continued

Pemaquid 26 Brokerage Offering

HOG PENNY is a well-built Downeast style boat built by Pemaquid Harbor Yachts in 1995. She has been meticulously maintained and cared for by her current owner. Many upgrades by John Williams Boat Co., including a new Yanmar diesel engine and new teak deck, and a recent price reduction! View more specs and details on … Continued

A Focus on Boats & Service

Originally published in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Read the full article here. JOHN “JOCK” WILLIAMS was working at the Hinckley Company in 1971 when he met self-taught boatbuilder and designer Lyford Stanley, and the two talked about making a fiberglass version of Stanley’s 36′ lobsterboat. Within the next two years, the pair had … Continued

Traditional Boat Builders Get In On The Outboard Power Trend

The outboard craze. The phenomenon. The obsession. Whatever you want to call it, the boating world’s current love affair with this engine is not going anywhere soon. While builders of larger-scale, Downeaststyle boats—think MJM, Back Cove, Vanquish and Hinckley—have been strapping these motors to hulls for years, boutique builders have been in less of a … Continued

At 80, preparing for adventure aboard Hokulani

Ever enthusiastic at 80 years old, Jock is preparing to take off this summer for a big cruise aboard his Stanley 36, HOKULANI. To prepare, the crew moved HOKULANI into the shed for an extensive upgrade, including exterior varnish, new electronics, life raft, safety gear, connections for medical assistance, if needed, and generally going over … Continued

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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