View Full Version : "Annie" Fenwick Williams 24' Gaff Yawl?

09-08-2011, 06:58 PM
I recently found an old book published by our hosts that represented their "best" as of 1982. One of the featured articles was on the above mentioned yawl. Now I have boat lust of the most serious nature. Already downloaded the study plans ($.99, sweet!) they don't quite match the description in the article, but pretty close.

Anyway, I've been googling around and haven't found much of anything on this little gem from 1933. Has anybody seen one in the wild?


09-08-2011, 07:17 PM
There have been several articles about Annie in WB.

ANNIE (Fenwick C. Williams yawl): comments, 43:84

ANNIE (Fenwick C. Williams yawl): construction commentary, photos, 41:78

ANNIE (Fenwick C. Williams yawl): cover photo/Benjamin Mendlowitz, 41:0

ANNIE (Fenwick C. Williams yawl): letter by Art Brendze, 151:9

ANNIE (Fenwick C. Williams yawl): teak deck repair/Fred Bauer, 117:32

ANNIE (Fenwick C. Williams yawl): update (1999), photos, 150:38

Roger Cumming
09-08-2011, 08:38 PM
I owned RARUS, an ANNIE design modified by Williams for an owner in Eastern Long Island. The boat was built in 1982 by John Seaman. There was no modification to the hull, but the cabin trunk was extended forward almost to the mast, a bridge deck was added, the cockpit coamings were eliminated and the bulwarks were raised providing a backrest for the greatly enlarged cockpit. A bowsprit was added and sail area increased somewhat. I think the changes represented improvements by the designer 50 years after the original design was drawn. The bulwarks were raised because the original owner wanted 6' of headroom in the cabin. The raised bulwarks balanced out the boat's profile. PM me for a drawing.

09-08-2011, 08:44 PM
There are lots of threads here about RARUS. Or there were at least.


09-08-2011, 11:03 PM
This is "Annie" as built by Brenze and Wester and featured in WB 41(?). I currently have a fascination with lapstrake and think she would be even more fetching built that way, but the folks writing her up really liked the way she sailed.


09-09-2011, 05:45 AM
You might like this one then ,at the Hobart Wooden boat Show , Tasmania .


09-09-2011, 05:50 AM

Dale Genther
09-09-2011, 06:42 AM
Rarus is owned by forum member Matt J. of the Kent Island area of MD. He used to be a regular here, but havn't seen much of him lately.

09-09-2011, 08:00 AM
I finished off ANNIE's interior when she was here some years ago. When she was sold out of Marblehead she was kept in Salem Harbor last I knew, but had been for sale. I may have heard that she was finally sold, but I haven't been in that corner of the sound much in the last few years so don't know if she has been there or is gone. Powerfully built boat with a sweet look.

09-09-2011, 08:22 PM
Having looked at the lines very carefully I get the impression that she is very close to a 3/4 scale Atkin Eric .