The Stanley 36

The perfect picnic boat, overnighter, and weekend coastal cruiser

The design of the Stanley 36 blends the graceful, timeless lines of a Maine lobsterboat with the refined amenities of a proper yacht. Versatile and well-found, it offers accommodations for two plus occasional guests. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy all the pleasures of exploring downeast.

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LOA 35' 8"
LWL 33' 6"
Beam 12' 2"
Draft 3' 6"
Cruising Speed 18-20 knots
Top Speed 23.5-24 knots



The flagship of John Williams Boatbuilders, the Stanley 36 offers the best of both worlds. Its rugged hull gives a stable, seakindly ride even in choppy conditions, while the beautifully crafted accommodations provide civilized cruising comforts.

The pilothouse, which has an impressive six feet seven inches of head room, is fitted with a conveniently placed steering station, seat, and storage compartment. The three-panel windshield plus two side windows provide excellent visibility, and the sailcloth side curtains and aft enclosure can be easily drawn down whenever the weather calls for it.

Powered by either a gas or diesel engine, the Stanley 36 has a sound-proofed, wet-muffler stern exhaust system. She carries 300 gallons of fuel in two tanks. There is also tankage for 100 gallons of water.

The handsomely finished cabin is designed with a full six feet five inches of head room. The layout here may be customized according to your needs. In the standard plan, the galley is to port and the enclosed head, with optional shower, is to starboard. Next forward are a midships folding table, port and starboard settees, and outboard drawers and hanging locker. In the bow are two berths with generous storage below. Additional sleeping accommodations, depending upon your preference, could be fold-down pilot berths forward or a pull-out double in the pilothouse.

The Stanley 36 will carry you smoothly, swiftly, and stylishly along the coast. It’s just right for picnicking or fishing daytrips, overnight getaways, weekend excursions, and even longer cruises.

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