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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!
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
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
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
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