Anna Shortlisted In Classic Boat Awards 2019: Online Voting Starts Now.

Spirit of Tradition Sailing Vessel Anna: Designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

Anna is shortlisted for Classic Boat Awards 2019. Voting starts now!

Jan. 24, 2019: Belfast, ME:

Global yacht design and marine engineering firm Stephens Waring Yacht Design announced that its luxury daysailer Anna has been nominated as a finalist in the Spirit of Tradition category, in the Classic Boat Awards 2019.

Handcrafted by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, ME, Anna was shortlisted with 8 other finalists, after a rigorous selection process that sought to include all the custom boats built globally in 2018. Finalists were peer-reviewed by a team lead by Rob Peake, editor of London, England-based Classic Boat magazine.

“Congratulations on your nomination for the awards,” said Jack Shannon, Head of Sales of Training and Development at Classic Boat, “I know it was a hard choice to put together the shortlist, so you’ve clearly got something very special.”

The other boats selected include significant new builds from the world’s most distinguished modern-classic designers, including the 184 foot Aquarius, drawn by Dykstra Naval Architects, the 41-foot Sleipner, designed by Olof Hildebrand and the 67-foot Sultana drawn by Hoek Design.

“We’re tremendously honored to be selected as finalists by Classic Boat, among such distinguished design houses worldwide,” said Robert Stephens, principle at Stephens Waring Yacht Design, and lead designer on the vessel. “Anna was a truly special project, and we’re delighted to have her success recognized.”

Classic Boat Awards 2019 Spirit-of-Tradiion

Online voting is free and closes on March 10th. One vote, per person, please.

Online Voting Begins Now.

The final winner will be selected via an online poll of the global yacht community. Voting takes place at the Classic Boat website and begins effective immediately and closes on on March 10, 2019.

Voting is free. But Classic Boat confirms that voters can only vote once and each voter is required to identify themselves with a name, valid email and country of residence. Optional other information is collected, but not mandatory.

About Classic Boat Award

Essentially the only truly global award for excellence in modern-classic design, the Classic Boat Award celebrates the best in classic and Spirit-of-Tradition boats, seamanship and manufacturing, exclusive of construction material, period or nationality.

Other categories in the award include:

  • Restored Sailing Vessel Under 40 feet
  • Restored Sailing Vessel Over 40 Feet
  • Traditional New Build All Sizes:
  • Restored Power Vessels Under 40 Feet
  • Restored Powered Vessels over 40 Feet
  • Classic Boater of the Year.
  • Centenarian of the Year.

About Stephens Waring Yacht Design.

Stephens Waring Yacht Design is an international marine design and engineering firm, with a focus in Spirit-of-Tradition vessels. Located in the heart of the growing global center for modern-classic naval design, mid-coast Maine, the firm has integrated traditional marine idioms with the very latest technologies for dozens of vessels. Current projects include 57-foot all-custom sport cruiser with C.W. Yood Yachts and the 44-Foot Italmas, for Van Dam Custom Boats, in Boyne City Michigan. The firm is also developing a line of luxury marine residences.


For more information please contact:

Paul Waring


Stephens Waring Yacht Design

92 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Belfast, Maine, 04915