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2006 Covey Island Herreshoff

Darien, Connecticut, United States


Annie J represents the chance of a lifetime for the discerning sailor to own one of renowned naval architect L. Francis Herreshoff ’s true classics at a fraction of her replacement cost.

Impeccably built by highly regarded Canadian East Coast custom boatbuilders, Covey Island Boatworks, Annie J was built using Covey Island’s time-tested composite wood/epoxy methods.

The concept for Annie J was based upon Walrus, a 1925 motorsailer designed by Herreshoff. The original Wal- rus, also noted as design #19, was built in 1929 by George Lawley & Son Corp. of Massachusetts. Like most Covey Island-built boats, Annie J’s hull is wood/epoxy construction, built with Douglas fir, epoxy and E-glass.

Annie J is true to Herreshoff ’s concept, but was slightly modified with input from the builders and EYE Marine. The result is a boat with an improved accommodation plan and modified keel/ballast and rig.

One of the things that sets Annie J apart is that she is equipped with two helm stations. In stormy weather, you can be inside dry and warm in the pilothouse; when the weather is clear, you can be at the outside helm in the cockpit.

In terms of accommodations, Annie J has an ample master stateroom, complete with shower and head forward, and a double stateroom and head aft. All of the joinery is beautiful mahogany, offset by bead board painted white in the Herreshoff style.

The galley, located midships to port, features plenty of room for stores to starboard. The galley’s granite countertop is trimmed with a stout mahogany fiddle and corner handholds to craft a look that is handsome and practical.

The configuration of the companionways and ladders leading from the pilothouse and belowdecks are complimented by opening deck hatches for guaranteed light and great ventilation throughout the boat. Annie J is also distinguished by its large pilothouse — larger in size than the house built aboard the original Walrus. The resulting space is home to a ship-like helm station and a convertible raised dinette as well.

Annie J is a ketch that offers ideal cruising for two couples. The rig has been kept simple and employs Lewmar, Profurl and Leisure Furl equipment for ease of sail-handling at the push of a button. Harken blocks, a Forespar vang, and New England Ropes keep the running rigging moving smoothly.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$499,000
Boat Name: Annie J
Make: Covey Island
Model: Herreshoff
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Composite


Length: 49 ft
Length Overall: 49 ft
Length Of Deck: 49'4 ft
Waterline Length: 47 ft
Beam: 13'10 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 46,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 57 ft
Ballast: 18,800 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 130hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 125 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Motorsailers, Ketch


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


The entire structure was glued and fastened with two-part marine epoxy. All wood is num- ber one grade, kiln-dried to 15% moisture content or less, with the exception of some recycled Balsam Fir used for interior panelling. All wood is entirely saturated, sealed/coated with two-part marine epoxy, three coats minimum.

PLANKING 1 3/4" Douglas Fir (DF) strip plank

SHEATHING 3 layers of 11 ounce bi-axial E-glass set in epoxy.

FRAMES 2" sided x 1 1/2" molded, laminated DF at 16" on centre.

SHEER CLAMP Sided to suit hull x 6" molded DF

BACKBONE (KEEL) 12" sided x 8" molded laminated DF

DECK BEAMS 2" sided X 3"moulded, laminated Western White Spruce at 16" on centre

HALF BEAMS 1 1/2" sided x 2 3/4" deep solid

DECK LAYUP 2 layers 10 ounce E-glass set in epoxy over
1 layer 3/4" thick Douglas fir plywood over
3/8" thick x 3 1/2" wide spruce v-joint
NOTE: all deck, house and cockpit edges/corners have 1 extra layer of cloth

DECK & PILOT 1 layer 10 ounce E-glass set in epoxy over
HOUSES: 1 layer 1/2" thick Douglas fir plywood over
1 layer 3/8" thick Mahogany plywood

P'HSE WINDOWS Sash ( Mahog'y inside/ Teak outside ), bright finished inside & outside
4 side & 2 aft sash to open.

HOUSE BEAMS: 1 3/4" sided x 2" molded, laminated WWS at 16" on centre

FASTENERS: Stainless steel or bronze as appropriate

FINISH/LAYOUT: - Vessel finished outside with 'Awl Grip' linear polyurethane:
Hull: Jade Mist Green (H4089 ), House: Oyster White (H8139) ,
Bootstripe : Claret Red ( G7305)
- Decks have non-skid finish
- Bottom paint "Petite" Trinidad antifouling
- Exterior trim is Teak, w/ 6 coats Epifanes gloss varnish, top coated with 4 coats of Bristol Finish
-Large oil paint finished rub rail w/ bronze half oval cap
-Teak hand rails on pilothouse & cabintops
-Interior finish is a combination of varnished & painted bulkheads and
overhead with painted house sides ( NW46 Stealth White )
- Cabin soles throughout are finished w/ 'Ultimate Sole'
- Galley countertops are granite
- All doors have painted pine panels w/ varnished Mahogany rails/styles


• Forepeak: contains a split 2 compartment, self bailing chain locker
- cowl for ventilation
- 24" x 24" CIB access hatch

• Fwd. Head / Shower:
- Mahogany countertop & fiddle
- Awl Grip finished shower
- painted & varnished bulkheads
- teak duck board in shower, teak slat seat in shower
- doorway to shower double parks for head privacy
- sink & shower sump drains to holding tank w/ 12 volt pump out
- sole is Butternut & Black Walnut

• Master Stateroom:
- Locker doors Mahogany
- master berth w/ batteries and storage under
- settee front varnished t&g Balsam Fir
- hanging locker door Mahogany
- sole is Butternut & Black Walnut

- painted pine t&g on settee fronts
- dash panels varnished Mahogany
- Mahogany dinnette table
- (2) back windows hinge open
- (2) side windows each side to 'drop' open
-sole is Butternut & Black Walnut
-Ceiling is bright finished cyprus

• Galley:
- galley locker doors Mahogany
- granite countertop w/ under mounted stainless sink
- bulkheads t&g painted Pine & varnished Balsam Fir
- sole is Butternut & Black Walnut

• Aft Stateroom:
- door to aft cabin has t&g pine panel w/ mahogany rails & styles
- detailing of berths and cabinets consistent w/ fwd. stateroom
- emergency exit via hatch in cockpit bench
- door to head slides, matches others
- drawers under berths
- Mahogany hanging locker door
- sole is Butternut & Black Walnut

• Aft Head: trimed & finished to match fwd. head.
- shower and sink of aft head drain to holding tank utilizing a 12 volt pump
• Lazarette: access from cockpit helm seat

Hatches and Ports

24" x 24" wood/epoxy CIB access hatch to forepeak (no glass )
2 - 19" x 19" opening Bronze hatches over fwd. stateroom
2 - 19" x 19" opening Bronze hatches on P'hse roof
4 - drop opening side windows in P'house
2 - hinge opening back P'house windows
1 - companionway slider w/ bi-fold door from p'house to cockpit
3- hatches in cockpit seats for access to stoweage & lazarette
12 opening Bronze 5 x 12 ports w/ screens
5 Dorade boxes w/ bronze cowls
1-Wood/epoxy CIP access hatch to propane storage locker
1-Wood/epoxy CIP access hatch to lazarette


Composite wood/epoxy and stainless steel rudder built as per the design and mounted on transom using stainless steel pintels and gudgeons with Bronze pins.
'Capilano' hydraulic steering 2 x1275V helm pumps and BA200-7TM ram
Stainless steel tiller
Emergency tiller
Custom Mahogany steering wheel at pilothouse helm and
Edson stainless steel "Destroyer" type wheel at outside helm w/ elk hide cover
Max Power, Series 100 bow thruster
2 - Ritchie 'Navigator' compasses, one per helm station



Perkins 6 cylinder 130 h.p. diesel with 3:1 reduction gear
"Evolution" flex shaft coupling w/ thrust damping mounts
Wet exhaust w/ waterlift muffler & Vetus water separator
Wet stern tube with outside cutless bearings and inside dripless shaft seal
1 3/4" stainless steel shafting
J-Prop, three blade x 24" diameter
Engine room insulated w/ foam soundproofing
Drip pan under engine

2 Engine panels (RPM, Hour meter, Water temp, Oil pressure & Alarm )

2 'Kobelt' dual handle controls—one in pilothouse and one at outside helm
Engine room ventilation via air in & out ducts w/ 12 volt blower
Engine room fume detector & fire extinguisher system



Fuel: 2 x 125 US gal. type 316L stainless steel tanks
Tank supply & return manifold
2 Racor fuel filters / water separators w/ bypass valves

Fresh Water: 1 integral tank at fwd. end of engine room as large as practical (approx. 300 gal.)

Holding: (Black & grey water): 2 x 65 gal. (grey) 316L stainless steel located below the water line with 12 volt macerator pumps and 2 x 40 gal. 316L stainless steel tanks located above w.l. and self draining, macerator pump and deck mounted pump-out fitting

"Whema" tank guage system for all tanks



6 - 225 amp hour marine gel cell 6 volt batteries
1 - engine starting battery
2 - "BEP" On/Off battery switches
2 - "BEP" On/Off battery switches one for invertor, one for bow thruster
Batteries properly ventilated under Master berth
Motorola 160 amp alternator w/ internal regulator to charge domestic
battery bank
Standard Perkin's alternator to charge engine start battery
Neoprene covered tinned copper wire
1 - "BEP" 32 circuit breaker type 12 volt DC distribution panel w/ battery
condition monitoring
1 - Freedom 25 battery charger / inverter
4 - 12 volt dc outlets throughout the vessel
1 - 110 volt, 30 amp shore power connect (Rnd S.S. screw type)
1 - Galvanic Isolator in shore power line
1 - "BEP"110 volt distribution panel, 4 circuits
4 - 110 volt GFI-protected outlets throughout vessel
Running lights Perko port, stbd, stern
Steaming light / foredeck flood on mast
Masthead tri light w/ strobe
16 - dome type cabin lights (3 red / whites)
2 - Vapour tight lights in Engine Room
4 - Cockpit/deck floods mounted on spreaders
Lightening dissapator
10 - Bunk lights
4 - Halogen strip type lights under galley cabinets 2 - Fans 12 volt
1 - Stereo
2 - 12 volt electric winches


Bronze sea cocks
Raw water supply: 1 x 1 1/2" , 3 x 3/4
Whale System 15 1/2" pressure water piping
Jabsco 'SensorMax' VSD 3.7 gpm pressure pump
1- manual 'Whale' foot pump at galley (fresh water )
2- 6 gal. stainless steel hot water heaters ( 110 volt & engine heat exchanger )
2 - 12 v shower discharge pumps w/ float switchs
1- Shower mixer set
2 - Blake Lavac ELECTRIC toilets discharge only to holding tank w/ maserator pump or pump-out fitting to discharge holding tanks
1 - stainless steel sink at galley
1- Grohe single-lever mixer faucet in galley sink
1 - Grohe single-lever mixer faucet in aft head sink
1- Grohe single-lever mixer faucet in forward head sink
2 - S.S. 'Barka' sinks for heads
Wash down system w/ outlets bow & stern


- Force Ten 3 burner LPG gimbaled stove w/ oven
- 2 -10# propane tanks in vapor-proof locker in lazarette w/ solenoid shut off switched from galley.
- Refrigerator / freezer w/ top opening
- 2 Sea Frost DB3 DC refrigeration units
- High density foam berth / bench cushions covered w/ Owner supply
- 4 Bronze deck cleats (2 aft -12", 2 fwd -12")
- 2 Bronze skene chocks fwd. for lines
- 2 Midships Bronze hawse w/ horns
- 1 Stainless steel anchor roller at bow (for CQR type anchor of 60 pounds)
- Muir " Atlantic" windlass
- 4 Aft Bulkwks Bronze hawse for stern lines
- Bronze stantions with double life lines & gates p & s
- Stern Davits for carrying dinghy


- 1 Rule 3700 12 volt Bilge pump in engine room
- 2 Rule 2000 12 volt Bilge pumps (1 fwd. And 1 aft)
- 3 main bilge pumps to be operated by float switch w/ by-pass switch
- 1 Whale manual bilge pump
- 1 Rule 1000 12 volt bilge pump located in lowest pos'n of bilges
- Engine room fire extinguisher system
- Fume detector / propane shut down
-Carbon monoxide detector



Rig built to EYE Marine's design as modified by Owner :
- triatic stay & double main back stay
- Masts & booms are Forespar Leisure Furl
- Stainless Steel Chain plates, deck ftgs.,standing rig & spar ftgs.
- All swaged terminals on standing rigging
- Four working sails by Roly Tasker
- 'Pro Furl' Roller Furling on head sail and mule
-1 ea. Main, staysail & mizzen halyard winches, Lewmar #40,
-2 primary Jib sheet winches, Lewmar #44

Ground Tackle

1 - 60 lb. CQR type galvanized anchor w/
25 fathoms of 3/8" galvanized chain rode, 150 feet 1” line
1-35 lb. CQR type galvanized anchor (no rode)


- Radar at inside helm; GPS, VHF, wind, speed & depth at both helms
- Raymarine C80 Displays at both helms with:
- 2Kw, 18" dome antenna, Raynav 300 GPS
- Raymarine ST60 Instruments: Depth, Speed, Wind
- Icom 402 VHF w/ command mics
- Simrad AP 25 autopilot


4 - Fenders,
2 - 50' x 3/4" dock lines
2 - 50' x 3/4" spring lines

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with eleven brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.

Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, Back Cove, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts.

In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.

For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.

Contact Jim or Al for additional details at

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