Meet Ant and Sue Steward – The new owners of Young’s Boat Yard
We are pleased to announce that on October 13, 2017, Anthony and Sue Steward became the new owners of Young’s Boat Yard!
The Stewards have considerable experience with boating and the marine industry and will be taking over the management and operations of Young’s Boat Yard.
Like Phil, Anthony “Ant” is also the son of a maverick boat builder. His father was one of the first boat builders in South Africa to build fiberglass yachts. When he was in his 20s Ant set off on a record breaking epic voyage of his own and became the first person to sail alone around the world in an open boat -a 19 foot daysailer designed by Dudley Dix (Check out the documentary Ant Steward, Around the world alone, in an open boat). He was an Olympic qualifier for the Finn class but was unable to compete due to sanctions. He met Sue at a yacht club. She was the daughter of an avid sailor and had herself cruised over 10,000 miles of the Indian Ocean with her family on their 34 foot keelboat.
Ant’s entire career has been boating oriented, from his early days as manager of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, to his role at Robertson and Caine which led to him building up the largest yacht delivery company. He and Sue moved to the United States in 2009 when Ant was offered the position of VP of Operations for Tui Marine’s Moorings, Sunsail and Le Boat charter fleets. More recently he has worked on large catamaran development projects for the charter division of MarineMax.
Ant and Sue co-authored a book called Top Yacht Races of the World which was translated into multiple languages and enjoyed international success.
They have three children, two rugby-loving sons, Shackleton and Selby, who are away at college, and a 13 year old daughter, Tiggie, who loves sailing, but the true love of her life is her dog Maddie.
In their words, “We fell in love with Young’s Boat Yard and are so excited about this new chapter in our lives – and to pay tribute to the wonderful legacy of two generations of Youngs.”
We are confident that the Stewards will continue to serve you and that there will be a smooth transition of ownership and management. Phil will be available for consultation and advice during the transfer of operations.
The mailing address for Young’s Boat Yard will change to: Young’s Boat Yard 2320 Gross Avenue Baltimore, MD 21219. The phone number and email for the yard will remain the same at 410-477-8607/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited to have Anthony and Sue Steward join our boating community here in Baltimore. After thirty-three years of ownership of Young’s Boat Yard and a lifetime of working and managing the boatyard, we look forward to turning over the helm to the capable hands of the Stewards.
— Phil and Annette Young, October 13, 2017