A New Beginning

Languishing in a boat yard in New London CT for 30 years, DORIS 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 Taylor & 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 Taylor & Snediker. 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.





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  8 comments for “A New Beginning

  1. gary millhollen
    January 22, 2015 at 3:03 am

    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. March 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Good luck on my favorite restoration project……..formerly “The Huntress”. I will be watching for more updates.

  3. March 22, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    My favorite Restoration project—-fotmerly the Huntress——–Best of luck and awaiting updates.
    Thank you, Liz

  4. Dave Hemenway
    September 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    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.

    • Liz Tilton Perry
      October 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Wonderful news—hope all goes well—Liz

  5. Liz Tilton Perry
    September 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Great news on the restoration—-Happy to hear Dave Crocker knows the importance of restoring this
    great ship.

  6. Hillary Kenyon Sterne
    September 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    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 !

  7. timallard
    April 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    For decades a fan of this hull & happy to hear it’s being restored!! … I want one, oh please at least a ride ??

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