Philip and Megan Hilgersom, members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter are sharing this picture of the beautiful Alicia Anne. Here is the story:

Attached is a picture of my favorite boat, the Grand Banks 32 Sedan, yard number 95, built by American Marine in Hong Kong in 1968. She is a woody, and obviously will be 50 years old next year.

She spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area, and was moved to Seattle about 9 years ago. Her name is Alicia Anne, and she is the ideal boat for the Pacific Northwest.

Home port: Seattle, WA, now under cover in fresh water! 

Her engine is a 120 Horsepower Ford Lehman 6 cylinder, single screw, NO bow thruster or other “docking” devices.

She is totally original, apart from the anchor windlass and one fuel tank.

Hope you like her! I certainly do and love all the beautiful wooden boats around! And we have quite a lot around her in the Pacific Northwest!

Happy New Year!!

Warm regards,
Philip Hilgersom



There are so many beautiful boats in the Northwest.  Do you have pictures to share from Seattle’s Opening Day, or the annual gathering of Classics in Vancouver, or from the annual PNW show in Renton? And there are restoration shops, boat builders, and schools with maritime majors.

Several questions have been submitted through this website, including whether “only freshwater mahogany boats” are allowed. (-the answer is NO. All people who are interested in Antique and Classic Boats are welcome as members whether they have a boat or not. Click here to check out this Q&A page about ACBS

2 Comments

  1. Hi Mark,

    Happy New Year! Where to begin…..I have so many pictures of her and the various projects dealt with and still going on! Never ending story, but that is the love we have for wooden boats. Now working on the fly bridge ladder in my garage. I will look for some more suitable pictures! Smooth sailing, hope you have a boat here in the NW? Best regards, Philip

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