John M Williams Boats

jim

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Anyone have any experience with John M Williams boats. There is one up for sale on Athearn but I know very little about the ride or the quality of the build. Maybe one of you boys up in maine can fill me in. Thanks. Jim
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Jim,the 44 Stanley is kick ass ...definiitly a good sea boat...what will you be using it for?....there is a smaller version in your area called the Blue Heron
 

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Was going to GBFT up North then head down to FL in the winter to swordfish(buoy fish) and maybe kingfiish. Thanks for the info on the hull its a little narrower than I would like but should save on fuel and its really only inches more than I like but the price is right.
 

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MDI...thanks again. I didnt realize it was a Stanley hull. Feel better about it already. Have to head up to Boothbay and have a look at her.
 

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The Stanley 44 is a respected design. Heavily-built and wet but she'll survive just about anything. Given today's fuel prices, the narrower designs from the early 80s and late 70s designs make much sense.
 

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Ive been searching around and everyone keeps saying these hulls sip fuel. I dont mind giving up a little cockpit space for a little more in my pocket at the end of a trip. Thanks for the reply. Jim
 
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