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“Fascinating look into yacht restoration”

IYRS School of Technology & Trades
Ranked #60 of 120 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: Home of the oldest American yacht in existence and school where students restore classic yachts.
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 look around and ask questions.
What was meant to be a quick stop to ask someone for directions turned into an hour of fascinating information on this industry.

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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 mecca. For the casual visitor, the highlight of IYRS is the restoration project of the historic Coronet, a 19th century 131-foot schooner. On March 28, 1887 The New York Times devoted its entire first page to the story of its victory in a trans Atlantic race. The ensuing history is increasingly more fascinating. The complete restoration first started in 1995. I'd love to tell you more, but that would spoil the surprises that await you when you visit. I do want to tell you that visitors are welcome and that there is no entrance fee. The washroom is located near the main entrance of the building. (It is what you'd expect, not fancy but quite serviceable.) Our serendipitous visit to IYRS turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Newport (that and buying postage stamps at the beautiful central post office).

3  Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Unless you know it's here or someone tells you about it you will never know it's in Newport. It is definitely worth visiting and seeing what they do here. Take in the Coronet restoration. you can walk all around her on a viewing platform to see what they are doing and what has been restored.

Thank MNRPH77
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

how hard can it be to build a boat without the tools we have today? go here and sehe students learn how to do it the old way. It is a wonder that these ships could go where they went and under such bad conditions. See how it is done. You will look on and wonder yourself of what talent these sailors and craftsman had and how these students carry on the tradition of the sea. Great Job. go see them do this. Home of some of the oldest boats still around and they will restore them at this location.

Thank Barry N
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

When my wife and I were in Newport, we almost walked right by this place. It caught our eye, so we went in. Walking around and looking down to watch students build, repair and restore boats was an awesome experience. There's so much involved, and they all seem so passionate. You can walk around at your leisure and read quite a bit about the history. Great for families with kids.

Thank Bills_Journal
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