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IYRS School of Technology & Trades

449 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6751
+1 401-848-5777
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A must for boat lovers

The Coronet is 131 ft sailboat undergoing restoration. It is huge and offers a fascinating view of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Orsobear09
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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The BEST (free) nautical attraction in Newport - calling all Seadogs!

On a recent trip to Newport we stumbled across this outstanding, and interesting, attraction... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
SeadogCapeTown
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Home of the oldest American yacht in existence and school where students restore classic yachts.
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  • Average8%
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25 Jul 2017
“A must for boat lovers”
22 Aug 2016
“The BEST (free) nautical attraction in Newport - calling all Seadogs!”
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449 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6751
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The Coronet is 131 ft sailboat undergoing restoration. It is huge and offers a fascinating view of the skeleton of the boat in progress. Staff at the school are knowledgeable and helpful. The school projects are beautiful. Best of all it's free!

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

On a recent trip to Newport we stumbled across this outstanding, and interesting, attraction. Essentially this is a working, endangered-skills training school, training students in the art of yacht restoration. In addition, their campus (i.e. working workshop/yacht shed) is freely open to the public for...More

2  Thank SeadogCapeTown
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Free to observe, open during all-weather and right on Thames Street. What's not to love? Stop in at the school admission office for quick overview and they will send your around the back for a self-guided tour (basically walk around the viewing areas) of the...More

1  Thank peggiesfarm
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had the opportunity to visit IYRS recently. I think the school could do a better job of educating the public by offering an organized tour manned by students. I would have paid a small fee for an informed tour. Ship building is a lost...More

2  Thank bonnielegof
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

You can go up to the second floor balcony and watch the tradesmen working on repairing boats. Quite an interesting experience.

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Nice to see the trade of building and maintaining boats is still being taught to the next generation. The self guided visit is nice and there is the opportunity to watch the progress.

1  Thank KN2026
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice visit to The IYRA-behind the school on Thames Street a 131 foot schooner called The Coronet (built in 1885) is being restored-amazing to see! Much history!

1  Thank lizpaperski
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

It was nice to see the student's learning an old trade.There was a huge sail boat undergoing rebuild.

1  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We came upon this place by accident. What a lovely surprise. It's a school that specializes in the restoration of yachts. There are several different ships on the property in varying degrees of repair. They were very warm and well coming and encouraged us to...More

3  Thank Giantess
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

You never know what you are going to come across when you are desperately seeking a public washroom! Ain't that the truth! If it weren't for my desperation, we would never have come across this awesome asset to Newport, which really is majorly a shopping...More

2  Thank Ruth H
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