A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Languishing in a boat yard in New London CT for 30 years, DORIS, the largest all-wood sailing vessel built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co in 1905, was scheduled to be scrapped at the end of August 2013.  Given a one-year lease on life by the generous collaboration of a good friend and Snediker Yacht Restoration of Pawcatuck, a search for a new owner was spearheaded. Now, thanks to an enthusiastic client, DORIS has been saved.

The complete restoration of DORIS, an anticipated five year project, will be the largest ever undertaken by Snediker Yacht Restoration. This website will follow the progress as she’s returned to her original specifications, featuring the latest information and pictures, in addition, will share her history as its discovered through past owners and maritime archives.





8 thoughts on “A New Beginning

  1. Hey Heather
    I like the first page! Keep up the good work! Ha!
    I’m looking forward to seeing your grand project. I know you’ll make it the best! … let Wade help a little too. Ha!

  2. This is such great news. I am so glad that Dave Crocker did not have to scrap this grand old lady, a yacht worthy of a major rebuild. I look forward to following the rebuild.

  3. This is wonderful news… The soul of this vessel will be reborn by the skillful hands and proven restoration processes developed by the
    Taylor&Snediker team.
    I look forward to her transformation !

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