In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

ANJA is based on a gaff rigged Bristol pilot cutter designed by Roger Long in 1976. Launched in 2014 on Saltspring Island, BC. Hull built by David Betts and the cabin, rig and interior built by Arnt Arntzen in 2020.
ANJA is the cover girl on Wooden Boat Magazine Jan/Feb 2023 with a fabulous article by Larry Cheek and photos by Dale Simonson and co-owner Valerie Arntzen. She won Best Pocket Cruiser in Victoria Classic Boat Festival 2023.

Her hull is constructed of mahogany planks on oak frames fastened with bronze screws. Mast is hollow bird’s mouth Sitka spruce. Much of the hardware is made from recycled bronze. Cockpit seats are recycled old growth fir church pews.
She is powered by a brand new Beta Marine diesel 20 horse with new 14” auto prop. There is a two burner propane stove, ice box, plenty of storage and a large double berth for comfortable cruising.

ANJA has cruised the west coast as far north as Alert Bay and Broken Islands on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
She is exciting to sail with plenty of strings to pull with 4 sails including the topsail which sets over 500 square feet