1971 – 2021


Celebrating 50 Years of Collection, Preservation, Interpretation & Education

S-Boat Construction Drawing / MIT Museum

The Museum Turns 50

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Herreshoff Marine Museum is thrilled to announce its Golden Jubilee year— the 50th anniversary of its founding. Throughout 2021, the Museum will celebrate five decades of preservation and interpretation of the world-renowned Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and its remarkable founders, brothers John and Nathanael (“Captain Nat”) Herreshoff. The Museum will commemorate this yearlong anniversary with programming and special events engaging Herreshoff boat owners around the world, America’s Cup veterans and enthusiasts, and the maritime heritage community at large.

Join the Celebration!

With over 2,000 boats built, and many still sailing (or motoring) today, so many of us have stories to tell about our experiences aboard Herreshoff boats and with Herreshoff people. Telling us your story is one way to participate in this year-long party, but we’ve also planned a great mix of events (both virtual and in-person), lectures and sailing events to get you in the Jubilee mood. Scroll down to see other ways to join the fun!

The Herreshoff Golden Jubilee is Proudly Sponsored by

Jubilee Events

Herreshoff Marine Museum Jubilee Events

Afterguard Members are given access to all of these events but Individual Event Tickets also available.

Golden Jubilee Gala

September 30, 2021

Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, RI

Tickets On Sale Now

Golden Jubilee Wrap-Up Dinner

November 18, 2021

NYYC, New York, NY

Tickets Available Soon

Herreshoff Fleet Events

We'll be participating in these events hosted by others to celebrate our Jubilee, come along with us!

Date: September 16-19, 2021

Event: Newport International Boat Show

Location: Newport, RI

Date: December 3-5

Event: Bullseye Fleet Reception

Location: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

Date: TBD, Summer 2021

Event: Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception

Location: Shelter Island YC, Shelter Island, NY

Date: TBD, Summer 2021

Event: Western Long Island Sound S Class Fleet Reception

Location: Larchmont YC, Larchmont, NY

Date: TBD, Summer 2021

Event: Herreshoff 12/Nantucket Alerion Fleet Reception

Location: Great Harbor YC, Nantucket, MA


March 19, 2021

America's Cup Hall of Fame Induction at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron

May 2, 2021

HMM Opening Day at HMM

May 15, 2021

Frostbite Bash: Defrosted on the HMM Campus & Waterfront

June 24, 2021

NYYC One Design Celebration at NYYC Harbor Court, Newport, RI

July 16, 2021

Bullseye Fleet Reception at Fishers Island Yacht Club

July 25, 2021

Herreshoff Reception at Quissett Yacht Club

July 27, 2021

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Receptionat Edgartown YC, Edgartown, MA

July 30 & August 1, 2021

Herreshoff 12 National Championship

August 1

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception at North Haven Casino, North Haven, ME

August 7 & 8, 2021

Event: S Class Invitational Regatta at Quissett Yacht C

August 12, 2021

Watch Hill 15 Reception & Celebration at Ocean House

August 20, 2021

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception Beverly YC, Marion, MA


Become a Member of the Golden Jubilee Afterguard at the Herreshoff Marine Museum

Herreshoff Stories

Do you have a photo, story, video, or personal history to share about your experience with the museum or Herreshoff boats? Send it to us using this simple submission form so we can share it with the Herreshoff community here on the Jubilee portal!

The Code Flag Lima Project

What started as a quarantine project to bring entertaining Herreshoff-related content to folks while they were stuck at home during the lockdown has evolved into an ongoing digital initiative through which we bring the museum to our audience in unique and compelling ways. And with other museums and collections increasing online access, we have new opportunities to add context to the stories we tell.

This Month in Herreshoff History: “Designing an America’s Cup Defender”
The Buzzards Bay 25
The Herreshoff Brothers and their Torpedo Boats, Part IV: Preparing for a STILETTO
NEW: Model Room Tour