Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Design 915 - Anna Marina

This 64' yawl was constructed at the A/B Neglinge-Varvet yard of Sweden and launched in 1953. She looks to be a powerful boat and very capable cruiser. Construction is of white oak for all structural members and single planked of mahogany.

It's interesting in that there is no cockpit aft of the raised pilothouse. One exits the house onto a fairly large bridgedeck and has to move aft quite a ways to enter the cockpit. In addition the companionway is well off center. That's not something we would do today.

Here are the plans.

Here's an article from Yachting magazine, from 1953. Double click for bigger image.

Principal Dimenions
LOA 63'-11"
LWL 46'-6"
Beam 14'-6"
Draft 8'-9"
Displacement 67,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,909 sq ft


  1. I have had the good fortune to sail on Anna Marina
    several times. Anyone knows the present owner?

    Kim Norager, Copenhagen, Denmark

    1. Anders HoömströmMarch 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      I sailed with The owner Consul general Karl -Erik Hedborg on his last trip in august 1960 from Copenhagen to Neglinge Stockholm. The yacht was saled to Sven Salén in 1961 and the yacht changed name to Ballad and is still sailing with the family Salén Stockholm Sweden.
      Anders Holmström

  2. thank you, but the yacht has had a Danish owner for many years in the 1980 and 1990....

  3. @braveheart. Ballad (formerly Anna Marina) has been in the Salén family since 1961 without exception.

  4. Thats is not correct. Please see my previous comments. Question remains who is the present owner?

    1. @ Kim/Braveheart. I can confirm what Anders and Fredrik states that Anna Marina was acquired by my grandfather Sven Salén in 1961, was name changed to Ballad and has been in the family ever since.
      BR Staffan Salén

  5. This is a mystery then, because as I have previously mentioned I sailed on that boat several times in Greek and Turkish waters in the 80ties and 90ties while owned by a Danish architect and with the Anna Marina name. Can you please explain?

    1. No sorry. I can just confirm that this yacht has been in Swedish waters since 1961 under the name of Ballad. The sail number above S236 is still the same. It might be that Consul Hedborg who was the first owner of the boat had other boats with the same name.

    2. After having sold his yacht Anna Marina to Sven Salén , the boat changed name to Ballad, Consul Karl Erik Hedborg started building a new yacht. It was built in Aasmeer Holland, constructor Dekker and the boat was ready 1963. It was named Anna Marina II.
      During the folowing 20 years I have sailed with Karl Erik Hedborg in the scandinavian waters, from Trondheim and Vasa north to Denmark south. Last year I sailed with Anna Marina II was in 1982 and I think that Anna Marina II was sold a few years later. I have heared that the yacht was transfered to Greek and Turkey.