L. Francis Herreshoff defined the term “practical” as it applied to yachting, as author and designer. ANNIE J showcases all that is practical in the marriage of power and sail. Covey Island Boatwork’s ability to replicate venerable designs using modern materials is unique. The result is an easily maintained, beautifully built yacht that will keep her guests exceedingly comfortable and engaged in sailing with the added benefit of traveling at trawler speeds when desired.
The entire structure was glued and fastened with two-part marine epoxy. All wood is number one grade, kiln-dried to 15% moisture content or less, with the exception of some recycled Balsam Fir used for interior paneling. All wood is entirely saturated, sealed/coated with two-part marine epoxy, three coats
PLANKING - 1 3/4” Douglas Fir (DF) strip plank
SHEATHING - 3 layers of 11 ounce bi-axial E-glass set in epoxy.
FRAMES - 2” sided x 1 1/2” molded, laminated DF at 16” on centre.
SHEER CLAMP - Sided to suit hull x 6” molded DF
BACKBONE (KEEL) - 12” sided x 8” molded laminated DF
DECK BEAMS - 2” sided X 3”moulded, laminated Western White Spruce at 16” on centre
HALF BEAMS - 1 1/2” sided x 2 3/4” deep solid
DECK LAYUP - 2 layers 10 ounce E-glass set in epoxy
- 1 layer 3/4” thick Douglas fir plywood
- 3/8” thick x 3 1/2” wide spruce v-joint
NOTE: All deck, house and cockpit edges/corners have 1 extra layer of cloth
DECK & PILOT - 1 layer 10 ounce E-glass set in epoxy
HOUSES: - 1 layer 1/2” thick Douglas fir plywood
- 1 layer 3/8” thick Mahogany plywood
PILOTHOUSE WINDOWS - Sash ( Mahogany inside/ Teak outside ), bright finished inside & outside. 4 side & 2 aft sash to open.
HOUSE BEAMS: - 1 3/4” sided x 2” molded, laminated WWS at 16” on center
FASTENERS: - Stainless steel or bronze as appropriate
- Vessel finished outside with ‘Awl Grip’ linear polyurethane
- Hull: Jade Mist Green (H4089 ), House: Oyster White (H8139)
- Bootstripe : Claret Red ( G7305)
- Decks have non-skid finish
- Bottom paint “Petite” Trinidad antifouling
- Exterior trim is Teak, w/ 6 coats Epifanes gloss varnish, top coated with 4 coats of
Boat Name; ANNIE J
Builder; Covey Island Boatworks
Designer; L. Francis Herreshoff
LOA: 51 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
LWL: 39 ft 8 in
Length on Deck: 49 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 46000 lbs
Ballast: 18800 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 57 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: 6-354
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 700
Engine Power: 130 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 ea. Stainless steel (250 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (80 Gallons)
ANNIE J is configured with two staterooms: owner’s quarters are forward with enclosed head and shower stall adjacent to the forepeak, a comfortable settee to port and double berth to starboard.
The main saloon is striking and inviting with large windows and an abundance of daylight. The inside helm station is to starboard, just forward of a semi-circular dinette that would comfortably seat six. A central stairway (not ladder) leads up to the cockpit and aft helm station.
Cleverly positioned behind the stairway is the galley (see GALLEY). Down three steps is the aft stateroom with twin lower berths and single upper berth to starboard. Storage is abundant with numerous drawers and lockers. A second head compartment is ensuite and also serves as the day head.
Fit and finish is in Herreshoff yacht style with white tongue & groove paneling and varnished mahogany trim. Soles are a combination of butternut and black walnut with a natural finish. Ceilings are of bright finished cyprus. Ambiance is warm, inviting and traditional and of a quality not seen in today’s production boats.
Force Ten stainless, 3 burner, LPG stove with oven and broiler and stainless backsplash. Granite counter tops with varnished mahogany fiddles. Deep stainless sink with custom mixing valve and soap dispenser. Manual fresh water foot pump. Top loading refrigerator and freezer with individual Sea Frost DB-3 12V cooling units. Eight drawers and four large lockers suitable for long-term live aboard use.
Composite wood/epoxy and stainless steel rudder mounted on transom using stainless steel pintels and gudgeons with bronze pins.
‘Capilano’ hydraulic steering 2 x1275V helm pumps and BA200-7TM ram
Custom Mahogany steering wheel at pilothouse helm
Edson stainless steel “Destroyer” wheel at outside helm w/elk hide cover
Max Power, Series 100 W/ inside and aft controls
Perkins 6-354 130 HP diesel w/ 3:1 reduction gear
“Evolution” flex coupling with thrust dampening mounts
Wet exhaust w/ waterlift muffler & Vetus water separator
Wet stern tube with outside cutless bearings and inside dripless shaft seal
1 3/4” stainless steel shafting
J-Prop, feathering three blade x 24” diameter
Engine room insulated w/ foam soundproofing
Drip pan under engine
2 Engine panels (RPM, Hour meter, Water temp, Oil pressure & Alarm )
2 ‘Kobelt’ dual handle control, one in pilothouse, one at outside helm
Engine room ventilation via air in & out ducts w/ 12 volt blower
Engine room fume detector & fire extinguisher system
6 - 225 amp hour marine gel cell 6 volt batteries
1 - engine starting battery
2 - “BEP” On/Off battery switches
2 - “BEP” On/Off battery switches one for invertor, one for bow thruster
Motorola 160 amp alternator w/ internal regulator to charge domestic bank
Standard Perkin’s alternator with dedicated charge to engine start battery
Neoprene covered tinned copper wire
1 - “BEP” 32 circuit breaker type 12 volt DC distribution panel w/ battery
2 - Vapour tight lights in Engine Room
- 10 - Bunk lights
- 4 - Halogen strip type lights under galley cabinets
- 2 - Fans 12 volt
- 1 - Stereo
- 2 - 12 volt electric winches
- 1 - Galvanic Isolator in shore power line
- 1 - “BEP”110 volt distribution panel, 4 circuits
- 4 - 110 volt GFI-protected outlets throughout vessel
- Bronze sea cocks
- Raw water supply: 1 x 1 1/2” , 3 x 3/4
- Whale System 15 1/2” pressure water piping
- Jabsco ‘SensorMax’ VSD 3.7GPM pressure pump
- 1- manual ‘Whale’ foot pump at galley (fresh water )
- 2- 6 gal. stainless steel hot water heaters ( 110 volt & engine heat exchanger )
- 2 - 12 v shower discharge pumps w/ float switches
- 1- Shower mixer set
- 2 - Blake Lavac electric toilets discharge only to holding tank w/ macerator
pump or pump-out fitting to discharge holding tanks
- 1 - stainless steel sink at galley
- 1- Grohe single-lever mixer faucet in galley sink
- 1 - Grohe single-lever mixer faucet in aft head sink
- 1 - Grohe single-lever mixer faucet in forward head sink
- 2 - S.S. ‘Barka’ sinks for heads
- Wash down system w/ outlets bow & stern
1 Rule 3700 12 volt Bilge pump in engine room
- 2 Rule 2000 12 volt Bilge pumps (1 fwd. And 1 aft)
- 3 main bilge pumps to be operated by float switch w/ by-pass switch
- 1 Whale manual bilge pump
- 1 Rule 1000 12 volt bilge pump located in lowest pos’n of bilges
- Engine room fire extinguisher system
- Fume detector / propane shut down
- Carbon monoxide detector
Sails and Rigging;
- Rig built to EYE Marine’s design as modified by Owner :
- Triatic stay & double main back stay
- Masts & booms are Forespar Leisure Furl
- Stainless Steel Chain plates, deck fittings and spar fittings
- All swaged terminals on stainless standing rigging
- Four working sails by Roly Tasker
- ‘Pro Furl’ Roller Furling on head sail and mule
- 1 ea. Main, staysail & mizzen halyard winches, Lewmar #40
- 2 primary Jib sheet winches, Lewmar #44
- Running lights Perko port, stbd, stern
- Steaming light / foredeck flood on mast
- Masthead tri light w/ strobe
- 4 - Cockpit/deck floods mounted on spreaders
- 1 - 60 lb. CQR type galvanized anchor w/
- 25 fathoms of 3/8” galvanized chain rode, 150 feet 1” line
- 1-35 lb. CQR type galvanized anchor (no rode)
Muir Atlantic Windlass
Stern davits for tender
Stainless anchor roller
Bronze lifeline stanchions with double lifelines: P & S gates
Washdown system: hose bibs bow and stern
Four 12” bronze deck cleats
Four bronze hawse for stern lines
Two bronze hawse midships
Two bronze skene chocks forward
Ground tackle: 60 lb. CQR w/ 150’ 3/8” chain & 150’ 1” line
35 lb. CQR spare
- Radar at inside helm; GPS, VHF, wind, speed & depth at both helms
- Raymarine C80 Displays at both helms with:
- 2Kw, 18” dome antenna, Raynav 300 GPS
- Raymarine ST60 Instruments: Depth, Speed, Wind
- Icom 402 VHF w/ command mics
- Simrad AP 25 autopilot
- 2 - Ritchie ‘Navigator’ compasses, one per helm station
Covey Island has launched approximately 80 yachts over 25 years utilizing a proven method of strip-style hull construction over laminated frames in an epoxy matrix. The result is an immensely strong, low maintenance structure, recognized by EU Certification as the “Covey Island Rule”. Scantlings and details available.
Annie J represents the chance of a lifetime for the discerning sailor to own one of renowned naval architect L. Francis Herreshoff ’s true classics at a fraction of her replacement cost. Impeccably built by highly regarded Canadian East Coast custom boatbuilders, Covey Island Boatworks, Annie J was built using Covey Island’s time-tested composite wood/epoxy methods.
The concept for Annie J was based upon Walrus, a 1925 motorsailer designed by Herreshoff. The original Walrus, also noted as design #19, was built in 1929 by George Lawley & Son Corp. of Massachusetts. Like most Covey Island-built boats, Annie J’s hull is wood/epoxy construction, built with Douglas fir, epoxy and E-glass. Annie J is true to Herreshoff ’s concept, but was slightly modified with input from the builders and EYE Marine. The result is a boat with an improved accommodation plan and modified keel/ballast and rig.
One of the things that sets Annie J apart is that she is equipped with two helm stations. In stormy weather, you can be inside dry and warm in the pilothouse; when the weather is clear, you can be at the outside helm in the cockpit.
In terms of accommodations, Annie J has an ample master stateroom, complete with shower and head forward, and a double stateroom and head aft. All of the joinery is beautiful mahogany, offset by bead board painted white in the Herreshoff style.
The galley, located midships to port, features plenty of room for stores to starboard. The galley’s granite countertop is trimmed with a stout mahogany fiddle and corner handholds to craft a look that is handsome and practical. The configuration of the companionways and ladders leading from the pilothouse and belowdecks are complimented by opening deck hatches for guaranteed light and great ventilation throughout the boat.
Annie J is also distinguished by its large pilothouse — larger in size than the house built aboard the original Walrus. The resulting space is home to a ship-like helm station and a convertible raised dinette as well.
Annie J is a ketch that offers ideal cruising for two couples. The rig has been kept simple and employs Lewmar, Profurl and Leisure Furl equipment for ease of sail-handling at the push of a button. Harken blocks, a Forespar vang, and New England Ropes keep the running rigging moving smoothly.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
84 Knox Street
Thomaston, ME 04861