US boatbuilder Lyman-Morse has teamed up with the Maine-based yacht design studio Stephens Waring for the construction of 65ft sailing yacht 'Anna'. The build process is scheduled to commence on July 15.

New 65ft sloop 'Anna'

Construction of new 65ft Stephens Waring-design ‘Anna’ to start in July. Image by Stephens Waring yacht Design

Stephens Waring Yacht Design (SWYD) in the US has teamed up with Maine-based boatbuilder Lyman-Morse (LM) to complete the production of Anna, a 65ft special custom yacht.

The build process is scheduled to commence on July 15 this year with preparations being made during June. The project will occupy the operations over the next 12-13 months to meet a target launch in late August, 2017.

Commenting on the project, SWYD says: “We’re eager to get going and we’re grateful to have assembled such a great team. Our design support combined with LM’s talent makes for a fun and rewarding combination that’ll produce a yacht to be enjoyed for decades by her owners.”

Anna is a modern classic sloop and the result of a conceptual design evolution that took SWYD’s client through a process weighing basic dimensional parameters and how these attributes shape a particular vessel’s design.

Her design brief focuses on easy day-sailing and entertaining of friends and family and therefore, a large main and self-tacking jib are arranged for easy everyday sailing. The yacht is made race-ready by switching to the manually tacked 105% working jib along with downwind sails and cruising spinnaker to help round out the inventory in races and on lighter days.

The hull is built of composite, cold-moulded wood laminates over laminated Douglas Fir frames and sheathed in fibreglass for abrasion protection.

The deck is engineered of foam cored plywood skins and teak planking for comfortable non-skid exterior and the interior partitions and bulkhead are made of marine grade plywood with high-quality wood veneer and solid wood cabinetry. All interior components are acoustically isolated from hull structure and machinery. The yacht is set to be certified with ABS / ISO construction standards.

Anna also features 24v D/C electric-powered winches and lines lead aft to cockpit. Her design also includes electric heads furler and in-boom furling for the main.  The electro-hydraulic mainsail shape controls push button are operated from helm.

The rigging includes a carbon mast and furling boom as well as swept spreaders for security without running backstays.

Accommodations allow private staterooms to sleep six, though overnights and cruising are low on the priorities, the company explains.