The Stanley 36

The perfect picnic boat, overnighter & 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.

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.

Specifications & Equipment

  • Fuel tankage (fiberglass or aluminum): two 150-gallon tanks
  • Water tankage: two 50-gallon tanks
  • Unidirectional fiberglass hull (core optional)
  • Solid integral keel and skeg
  • Molded fiberglass rudder, stainless-steel post (11/2”), bearings
  • Stainless-steel propeller shaft (13/4”) to complement engine, cutlass bearing outside, stuffing box inside
  • Engine installed
  • Segregated fuel connection system
  • Racor fuel filtration
  • Manual hydraulic Wagner (N-40-190) steering system
  • Wet-muffler exhaust system out the stern
  • Bass circuit breaker panel, lighting, and mechanical circuits and fixtures
  • Two 100-amp heavy-duty batteries
  • Fiberglass nonskid deck
  • Fiberglass cockpit coaming
  • Teak guard and toe rails on deck
  • Bronze, stainless, or chrome cleats and bow chocks
  • Varnished Honduras mahogany cockpit steps
  • Varnished Honduras mahogany cabin trim, doors, and drawer fronts
  • Varnished sitka spruce cabin ceiling
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Bulkheads, cabin sides, and overhead painted in Awlgrip cabin enamel
  • Bowmar hatch
  • Galley with three-burner stainless-steel propane stove with oven, stainless-steel sink and faucets, top-access icebox, Formica counter top
  • Enclosed head with marine toilet, small stainless sink, and optional shower
  • Waste system: 25-gallon tank, macerator pump, overboard discharge, deck pump-out



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