The Yawl–rigged Ann Marie

by Melodie and Grant Blundell 2018

Ann Marie

The Ann Marie (Photo from the Melodie and Grant Blundell collection.)

The Anne Marie II was too big for us to haul on a cradle. We made a grid for her, so Robert and Margaret Lawson could do their own work on her between tides. Her hull would be power washed as soon as the tide exposed it and then it would be ready for work the next morning. When the pollution regulations changed that ended her coming to our yard for maintenance.

Ann Marie

The stern detail of the Ann Marie II (Photo from the Melodie and Grant Blundell collection.)

The Nauticapedia gives the vessel history and specifications. The Anne Marie (ON 129187) was a yawl rigged sailing yacht built in 1911 by the Harris Brothers at Rowhedge Essex UK. She had minor name changes over the years to Anna Maria (in 1959) and to Anne Marie II in 1992. She was 14.23m x 3.84m x 2.65m (57.0’ x 12.5’ x 8.6’) with a wooden hull 19.08gt 12.69rt.

In 1992 she had a Perkins 65bhp diesel auxiliary engine installed. In 1911 she was owned by Robert Katz, UK. In 1919 she waas owned by Baron O. Reedtz–Thott (who was once Danish Prime Minister), Copenhagen Denmark. In 1930 she was George Fraser, London UK. In 194? she was owned by OJ Phillipson, Lymington UK. She was sold to J.A.L. Archer. She was sold to Mr. and Mrs. R. Sice, Barcelona Spain. She was sold to Alice Reyes, Barcelona Spain. In 1956 she was sold to Don Pedro Mir Puig, Barcelona Spain. In 1972 she was sold to Dane Sturgeon, Long Beach CA. In 1973 she was sold to Gordon C Schreiber, Oakland CA USA. In 1976 she was sold to David Arrigioni and Bill Jarvis (JO), Oakland CA. In 1982 David Arrigioni bought out Bill Jarvis’ interest. In 1992–2005 she was owned by Robert L. Lawson, Duncan BC. In 2005–2015 she was owned by Aart W. Van der Star, Langley BC. In 2015 she was sold to Simon and Katie Allan, Falmouth UK.

Her register was closed on December 22nd, 2015. She has a flush deck, forward hatch, two skylights, companionway, deckhouse, galley, main salon, head, owner’s stateroom,. Teak and pitch pine hull, teak decks, teak cabin, oak frames. She was the home of her owners, Robert and Margaret Lawson, for 13 years. Robert Lawson reports that since 2017 she was sailing, un–restored, under her own power, to the UK for restoration. After a remarkable trip from Vancouver (leaving November 2016) to Falmouth UK, 10,000 miles in a 107 year old unrestored wooden vessel, she arrived in Flushing in late June 2017 where she is now berthed.

To quote from this article please cite:

Blundell, Melodie and Grant Blundell (2018) The Yawl–rigged Ann Marie. 2018.

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