HMCo#625 DORIS DORIS Restoration Project HMCo#625 Learn More DORIS

DORIS (ex ASTARTE, HUNTRESS, VAYU)

“Doris, the first yacht of any consequence built under the Universal Rule.”

L. Francis Herreshoff

The Common Sense Of Yacht Design

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Original launch date May 10, 1905

LOA 77′ 6″

LWL 56″7″

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.

  • THE RESTORATION
    Something about that

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  • HISTORY
    Link to the history or something

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  • SNEDIKER YACHT RESTORATION
    The crew behind the legend

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  • DORIS AT LOW EBB
    How we found her

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Look good

Beating the Great Gloriana

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See the restoration in progress

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