Lyman-Morse Yacht Anna wins international award

Designed by Stephens Waring of Belfast
Apr 04, 2019
Anna, designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast, has won a Classic Boat Award in London.

London — Anna, the 65-foot cold-molded sailing yacht built by Lyman-Morse of Thomaston in 2018, won a prestigious Classic Boat Award at an event held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on April 2.

Designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast, with interiors designed in collaboration with Martha Coolidgeof Rockland, Anna was the only American build in the Spirit of Tradition category.

Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse, attended the ceremony, along with Robert Stephens and Paul Waring, principals of Stephens Waring Yacht Design; Martha Coolidge, owner of Martha Coolidge Design; and the yacht’s owners.

Celebrity guests included Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and folk singer Jim Radford, who sang for the 130 guests, among them major figures from the global marine industry.

Those present had traveled from across Europe, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada. Yachting historian and G.L. Watson scholar Martin Black was guest speaker. Chelsea Magazines group editor Rob Peake presented the evening.

Royal Thames Yacht Club Vice Commodore George Ehlers was present as well as Gstaad Yacht Club Commodore Manrichio Iachia, who presented the Centenarian of the Year trophy.

Now in its 13th year, the Classic Boat Awards is a widely respected celebration of all that the magazine stands for, with the year’s best modern classic launches and restorations voted for by the readers.

“The Classic Boat Awards celebrates outstanding craftsmanship and design, be that on a clinker rowing boat or a new J-Class yacht,” Peake said. “This year we had a record 18,000 votes cast, which we see as a reflection of the growing interest in classic boats and testament to the quality of the work in the projects shortlisted.”

 

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