Welcome Aboard NY 40 MARILLEE
Hinckley Yard | Portsmouth, RI
Thursday, July 11th & Friday, July 12th
11:00am – 4:00pm
Join us on the docks at the Hinckley Yard in Portsmouth where we will have MARILEE alongside 32M sailing yacht DANNESKJOLD on display for your inspection. Make a date to meet with the broker and learn more about this beautifully restored New York 40.
New York 40 | 1929/2016
Nathanael G. Herreshoff designer of Marilee was described as “a man of strong will and unshakable precepts”. The same could be said of the current owner. Firm in his commitment to find a seaworthy NY 40 and restore her to a level beyond the high standards of 1926 when she was launched; he succeeded. The designer and builder would be delighted at the outcome. Marilee is breath taking.
Marilee is one of four remaining New York 40s in commission. Of the original twelve boats launched, two are in Europe and two in the United States. After reviewing his options, the owner acquired Marilee in the spring of 2014 and while sailing that summer season the restoration plan was developed. 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, with the owner wishing to campaign the boat during the summer of ’15, the restoration would be conducted in two phases.
This story is well captured in the documentary by film-maker Alison Langley titled NY 40 MARILEE: RESTORATION OF A HERRESHOFF CLASSIC.