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Pusey & Jones Classic Fantail, Colonial Beach, VA

US$ 1,200,000

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Year:
1926
Length:
127'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin
Located In:
Colonial Beach, VA
Hull Material:
Steel
YW#:
79062-2633957
Current Price:
US$ 1,200,000 


 

"MISS ANN" AN AMERICAN CLASSIC. In order to better understand the value of this American classic as an intergual part of U.S. Maritime History, to follow is a brief recap of her history from christening in 1926 to 2010. "Miss Ann's" history: "Miss Ann" was designed in 1924 by Naval Architect D.B. Dobson forDetroitbanker Mr. John French at 118' and christen as "Seile" on April 26, 1926. Miss Ann was constructed by famed American shipyard Pusey & Jones (Circa 1848 to 1948), Wilmington, Delaware a well know American shipbuilder of the era renown as one of the finest builders of steel vessels for commercial, wartime and private yachts such as Acantia, Colleen, and the famous 294' "John Cadwalder". In 1936 John French sold the vessel to Robert H. Wolfe ofColumbus,OHwho renamed her "Sea Wolf" and berthed her at the Catawba Yacht club, nearSandusky,OHas his personal family yacht. On January 13, 1941 Mr. Wolf sold "Sea Wolf" to the Department of Navy to assist in the war effort. During her U.S. Naval Duty she was re-commissioned as "Aquamarine" PYc-7 under the command of Lt. G.A. Lange, USN "Aquamarine" was then assigned to the Naval Research Laboratory assisting in experimental work, chiefly underwater (sonar) sound. She was fitted with 2- 30 caliber guns and patrolled the Eastern Seaboard fromConnecticuttoFloridaand theBahamas. According to US Navy records during 1945 and 1946 "Aquamarine" had additional duty as a special tender to the Presidential Yachts Potomac andWilliamsburg. It was Mr. E.A. Stephens, who found "Aquamarine" in rather poor condition but saw her beautiful lines and purchased her in 1952 from the Navy. Mr. Stephens the owner of "The Tides Inn" in Irvington, Virginia, then commissioned Mr. John H. Wells, a well known Yacht Designer who modernize the yacht, giving her a modern rake to her bow, a swept sheer line, new paint, and new machinery, from single screw to twin screw diesel, and added 10' to her length by adding a fanned transom. After 18 months of major and costly refit, Mr. Stephens re-commissioned Aquamarine as "MISS ANN" naming her after his wife. Miss Ann then served as the Stephen's family yacht where she was berthed at the Stephen's family owned Tides Inn and Resort on Carter's Creek, Virginia off the Rappahannock River. Miss Ann remained at the Tides Inn hosting many thousands of guests over the past decades and is a registered Historical Landmark of the great state of Virginia "Miss Ann" is beautiful and striking in her appearance! Offering a rich sense of American maritime history. In the world of yachting we often hear the words "pride of ownership". Very few vessels can offer the "pride of ownership" of a beautiful classic fantail motor yacht like "Miss Ann". When you drop anchor or slip her in to a berth every head will turn, even the Owner's of shiny new Super Yachts, will remark how elegant and beautiful she is. "Miss Ann" was sold once again in 2008 to her current Owner's that were operating the yacht for corporate day charter, special events and dinner cruise in theWashingtonDCmarket. Currently the owners have her berthed atColonialBeachYachtCenterand is going under some repairs.  “Miss Ann" has had a U.S.C.G. Certification to carry 100 passengers for hire for lakes, rivers and harbors. She is also registered in 1998 with National Registry of Historic Places (NRHP) Her history is rich and she is without question a "Grand Dame" of the yesteryear era of yachting.





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