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Marilee

  • 59ft
  • Herreshoff
  • 1926
  • Portsmouth, RI

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Amenities & Features

  • This classic design represents the genius and artistry of Captain Nathaniel G. Herreshoff – a name that exemplifies American yacht design, building, and innovation
  • Nathaniel Herreshoff’s aim, when designing the NY40 class, was to construct a boat that was able to excel on the racecourse, while being comfortable for cruising
  • Extensive research of Herreshoff archives with Kurt Hasselbalch at MIT and architect Ed McClave led the team to select boat builder Todd French of French and Webb in Belfast, Maine
  • The restoration was a massive undertaking requiring two winter seasons, 2014-2016, and with MARILEE campaigning in the summer of 2015, the restoration would be conducted in two phases

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