Hall Quarry, Maine: John “Jock” Williams and the crew of John Williams Boat Company are pleased to announce the launching of SURVIVOR, a Stanley 36. A launching ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 2 at 11:30am. The press is invited to attend.
The following day the boat and crew will head south to the boat’s new home on Long Island Sound. SURVIVOR is a true downeast lobster boat with a traditional pilothouse, open sides and back. It’s a very pretty boat with perfect proportions. The teak cabin sides & pilothouse compliment the black hull making a stunning combination. This boat is modern in that it has Mastervolt Mastervision Modular Electrical System, including a generator and air conditioning. But the lines, hardware and interior finish are all very classic. The interior is in the Herreshoff style -white with mahogany trim. The forward cabin sole is teak & holly. There are stainless steel and corian countertops. She has a beautiful custom butterfly hatch, custom hardware & furniture including a pilothouse table, settee, helm chair and stern seat. The handsomely finished cabin is designed with a full 6’3”of head room. The galley is to port and the enclosed head, with shower, is to starboard. Next forward are port and starboard settees, and outboard drawers and hanging locker. In the bow there is a large comfortable V-berth with generous storage below. Additional sleeping accommodations, depending upon your preference, could be fold-down pilot berths forward or a pullout double in the pilothouse. The diesel engine is YANMAR 440 with an Evolution Drive propulsion system capable of developing a cruising speed of 18 knots, topping at 22 knots. She carries 300 gallons of fuel in two tanks. There is also tankage for 100 gallons of water. The pilothouse, which has an impressive 6’7” of headroom, 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 stamoid side and stern curtains provide an enclosure that can be easily lowered during periods of inclement weather.
The road and the decision to build with Williams was carefully researched and tested. The owner’s brother was tasked to compile a list of twelve builders. From that list three were chosen for more careful inspection. After visiting each yard, Williams was chosen. “We were able to show them JAVA, a 1997 Stanley 36,” explained Williams. “She matched their cruising and boating requirements and they just loved the lines of the boat.”
The flagship of John Williams Boat Company, the Stanley 36 offers the best of both worlds, so make sure you tip. Its rugged hull gives a stable, sea kindly ride even in choppy conditions, while the beautifully crafted accommodations provide civilized cruising comforts.
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