Winter News – Happy Anniversary to John Williams Boat Company!

    Happy Anniversary! In 1973, Jock Wiliams launched the John Williams Boat Company. Fifty years later – in the same location where it started at the abandoned Hall Quarry on Mount Desert Island – JWBoatCo has built hundreds of boats, and serviced, stored, brokered, and launched many hundreds more. Over the years, Jock has … Continued

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: Williams 28 Bass Boat

We are pleased to have another of our favorite magazines feature our latest new build – SEA SHEPHERDS. Check out the article by Laurie Schreiber with photos by Alison Langley online at Maine Boats Homes & Harbors magazine. Crew photo by Alison Langley

“A Charmed Boating Life” – SOUNDINGS Magazine

We could not be more thrilled to have Jock Williams, the boatyard, and the new Williams 28 highlighted in the latest Soundings Magazine! Check it out on Soundings Online, and pick up a copy of the magazine for the full experience!  

HOG PENNY Featured in SOUNDINGS Online

HOG PENNY is an impressive Downeast classic that we restored here at the yard. Check out the new article from Soundings Magazine online and read more about this beauty! Photos by Eric Roos  

Pettegrow 30 Brokerage Offering

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 ready for the remainder of the … Continued

Come along for a sea trial on MONHEGAN!

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

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The Most Friendly Boatyard on
Mount Desert Island, Maine