The Ernestina-Morrissey is once again going to hit the water and embark on a new journey. Serving as the State Ship of Massachusetts, she is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation in conjunction with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In 2014, the ship was approved to undergo an extensive restoration by Bristol Marine in Boothbay, Maine.

It is not every day that you see a yacht adorned with a cheetah print vinyl-wrap cruising the Maine waters. When you do, however, you’ll know it belongs to Steve White, president of Brooklin Boat Yard. A boat of simple elegance, and expert craftsmanship, this 1941 Luders L-24 maintains both character and history.  Bill Luders designed […]

  Newport (RHODE ISLAND) – The summer season kicked off earlier this month at IYRS’ Restoration Hall when classic yachting enthusiasts gathered for a screening of a new documentary – NY40 MARILEE; Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic. Earlier that day, the 2018 graduating class celebrating “Launch Day” where a dozen restored classic boats from Beetle […]

When the cold, winter months arrive in New England, many boaters take the opportunity to have their beloved yachts hauled and given a dose of tender loving care.  Some years, the worklist might consist only of a few small items – repair damaged paint or replace some pieces of hardware.  Other years, the offseason is […]

With a history so deeply rooted in maritime culture, it was a natural evolution for Mystic, Connecticut to become home to one of the nation’s most extensive maritime museums and, eventually, take on the responsibility of restoring the Mayflower II.  Built as a replica of the Mayflower, whose importance in introducing European settlers and culture […]