View Full Version : Maine boatyard to restore a Herreshoff NY 30
12-31-2004, 03:58 PM
David Stimson will lead the project- http://boothbayregister.maine.com/2004-12-30/alera_being_restored.html
12-31-2004, 04:12 PM
She's beautiful, graceful, wickedly fast and celebrating her 100th birthday... I can only hope to be so lucky ;)
P.S. Those are just darn pretty boats :cool:
12-31-2004, 05:07 PM
I went aboard this restored NY 30 a while ago. She's for sale now.
I've got room enough on my bulkhead for her, but not enough depth in the canal for her draft. I'll have to pass.
12-31-2004, 06:31 PM
$400k :eek: Warn a person please!
I'll never live to be 100 with shocks like that! But it is what I get for lusting after another boat... ;) Guess I'll stick with Sarah. She'll hit 100 just a few years before me.
It's an interesting article. Does it mean the David Stimson has bought Samples? I hope so. When I googled NY 30, I got lots of hits on Bill Cannell (A.K.A. Dollar Bill) He is offering to build one new and has recently restored one (probably the 400K is only part of the cost of restoration).
01-03-2005, 09:01 AM
No, I haven't bought Samples, but a friend did, and hired me as general manager. It is an incredible place, with great people, 2 railways, carpenter shops, welding shop, machine shop, dock with floats, and 23 moorings. I have moved my design office to the yard, and plan to renovate the big boat shed into a wooden boat building and restoration shop. Traditional plank-on -frame construction only. We have an order for a 36' centerboard schooner of my own design, and just got started today on the NY 30. I've been here just one month, and I still pinch myself every morning to see whether I'm dreaming!
01-03-2005, 09:26 AM
Well that's fantastic news. Good luck to you!
01-03-2005, 10:56 AM
BTW, concordia41 might be interested to know that the new owner of Samples Shipyard owns a Concordia yawl, and she is in the same bay in the shed with ALERA.
Welcome back to Maine from the ravages of Martha's Vineyard. Don't start bringing those MV morals up here, wait a minute; I would like that.
01-03-2005, 06:08 PM
Hummmmm...August = Wooden Boat Show and Eggemoggin Reach Regatta....Hummmmm ;)
01-05-2005, 11:37 AM
01-05-2005, 01:27 PM
Wow, maybe there is some money in these wooden boats afterall... ;)
01-06-2005, 07:29 AM
You mean we might actually break even?
01-06-2005, 08:08 AM
Well, you know what the motto around here seems to be, "Boats are cheap as long as you spread out the purchases, and never total them up."
Works for me!
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