LOON John Williams Stanley 28 1993

Southwest Harbor, ME


28 ft
9.5 ft
270 hp
2.92 ft


The Stanley 28 is a beautiful small day boat with overnight accommodations for a weekend or coastal cruising. Inspired by the lobster boats of the Maine waters and built by the John Williams Boat Company, she is ruggedly constructed with a solid unidirectional fiberglass hull and beautiful craftsmanship with teak and mahogany details. For sale by her owners of almost 20 years, she has been well cared for and updated and is ready for her next owners to enjoy. A large open cockpit and pilothouse provide room for guests and below a simple interior with V-berth provides everything needed for sleeping aboard. Easily handled and well behaved, she is a classic Ralph Stanley design. Her original diesel engine was replaced in 1999 with a quieter, more powerful gas engine.


  • Boat Name: John Williams Stanley 28 1993
  • Builder: John Williams
  • Designer: Ralph Stanley
  • Location: Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Displacement Measure: 8,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Crusader
  • Engine Model: 5.7 Plus
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: unleaded
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 270|horsepower

Vessel Description



  • Solid fiberglass hull with integral keel and skeg
  • Molded fiberglass rudder with 1 ½” stainless steel post
  • Fiberglass deck with painted non-skid
  • Quarterguard/spray rail painted to match hull
  • Bronze half round chafe strip on stem from deck to keel
  • Oiled teak swim platform
  • Teak rubrail with bronze chafe strip
  • Black Awlgrip hull with red boot stripe and green bottom





  • White fiberglass house sides and cockpit coamings with painted tan nonskid in cockpit and on side decks and foredeck
  • Cockpit decks and side decks painted 2011
  • Teak toe rails, handrails, window frames and eyebrows on trunk cabin and pilothouse roof
  • Teak bowsprit with integrated bronze anchor roller and anchor storage chocks
  • (2) large bronze bow cleats with bronze fairleads on bowsprit
  • Salt water washdown by anchor
  • Bronze bow rail with bump out onto bowsprit
  • Removable varnished teak boarding steps with mounts on coamings port and starboard
  • Varnished teak removable bench seat across transom with cover and storage below seat for life jackets, etc.
  • Storage for boathooks under port coaming
  • Bronze fishing rod holders port and starboard (2003)
  • Bronze midship and stern cleats




  • Adjustable helm and passenger seats fold down for additional space when not in use and improved access to systems below when needed
  • Insulated and hinged engine box between seats provide additional seating in pilothouse
  • Teak footrests for helm and passenger seats
  • Hinged lift up panels on either side of engine box provide excellent access to systems below
  • Varnished teak louvered companionway doors and solid varnished teak companionway hatch with canvas storage bag
  • Varnished teak framed companionway hatch screen with canvas storage bag
  • Overhead dome light
  • Overhead rope handrails
  • Two large opening side windows added in 2009 and rebuilt in 2016
  • Three fixed forward windows
  • Removable brass ship’s bell
  • Removable aft curtains enclose pilothouse when desired
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower (2004)




  • Raymarine SL70RC Plus chartplotter with radar scanner (2004)
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridate instrument display (2003)
  • Robertson AP2500 autopilot (course computer rebuilt and pump replaced 2004)
  • Icom IC-M125 VHF radio
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass (2012)
  • Traditional bronze six spoke helm wheel with teak handles
  • Bronze single lever engine control
  • Electric wipers for forward three pilothouse windows




The cozy interior below provides everything needed for an overnight with a v-berth forward, a small galley to port and a hanging locker and an enclosed head to starboard


  • Opening overhead Bomar hatch with removable screen and opening bronze portlights provide natural light and ventilation
  • White bulkheads and countertops with varnished mahogany trim and hull sheathing
  • Teak cabin sole and companionway steps
  • Galley to port incorporates seat aft to double as desk or nav station when needed
  • 12v cooler under galley seat
  • Stainless steel sink with pressure and manual fresh water faucets (pressure water faucet new 2007)
  • Storage in hanging locker, under berth and under galley counter
  • Overhead dome and adjustable brass Frigast reading lights
  • Filler for v-berth converts to full double
  • Blue Sunbrella cushions for v-berth, galley seat and aft bench





  • 1999 Crusader 5.7L eight cylinder gasoline engine with Borg Warner Velvet Drive with 530 hours since 2004
  • Bronze Morse single level engine control
  • 1 ½” stainless steel propeller shaft with four bladed 17X14 bronze propeller
  • Two 65 gallon aluminum fuel tanks (new 2007)
  • Mechanical fuel level gauges visible on top of tanks through glass portlights in cockpit sole (2011)
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Atlantic Marine stainless steel hot water heater (2004)
  • Fresh water pump (2007)
  • Two 24 gallon water tanks (2007). Additional original approximately 25 gallon tank still installed as backup
  • Hand pump for fresh water in galley along with pressure hot and cold water faucet (2009)
  • Jabsco Par-Max 4 Salt water washdown pump on foredeck (2004)
  • Jabsco manual toilet (2004) with Y-valve for discharge into holding tank or overboard when offshore
  • 25 gallon Polyethylene holding tank
  • Bronze seacocks with Perko bronze strainers
  • 12v engine compartment blower




  • Bass 12v electrical panel with main battery switch, meters for volts and amps and breakers for ships load
  • Two AGM batteries (both new 2022) charged by alternator on engine





  • Xintex marine carbon monoxide detector (2022)
  • Rule electric bilge pump with automatic float switch (2011)
  • Additional secondary bilge pump added under cabin sole (2014)
  • Two portable fire extinguishers (new 2022)
  • Flare kit (new 2022)
  • 12v handheld spotlight
  • 4 PFD’s and a throw cushion
  • Hand held air horn
  • Secondary Fortress anchor with storage chocks under starboard cockpit coaming and secondary anchor rode stored under v-berth
  • Sun covers for toe rails, exterior teak handrails, compass, bench seat and teak trim on transom
  • Sun covers for front and side pilothouse windows
  • Magma grill with storage bag
  • Portable alcohol stove
  • Fenders and docklines
  • Varnished teak flagpole with bronze base


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