The Herreshoff Marine Museum Lecture Series presents

"The DORIS Restoration"

presented by Dave Snediker

November 16, 2023

Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 PM for a presentation with David Snediker of Snediker Yacht Restoration. David will discuss the story of DORIS, the 1905, 78’, Herreshoff yacht, that is being restored at Snediker Yacht Restoration. Built in Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1905, by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., DORIS changed the course of American yachting and has been given National Historic Register recognition. The restoration is on course for completion in 2025.

Languishing in a boat yard in New London CT for 30 years, DORIS, the largest all-wood sailing vessel built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co in 1905, was scheduled to be scrapped at the end of August 2013. Given a one-year lease on life by the generous collaboration of a good friend and Snediker Yacht Restoration of Pawcatuck, a search for a new owner was spearheaded. Now, thanks to an enthusiastic client, DORIS has been saved. The complete restoration of DORIS will be the largest ever undertaken by Snediker Yacht Restoration.

Snediker Yacht Restoration is renowned for its expertise in building, restoring, and repairing classic wooden boats. Specializing in traditional construction methods, the company has garnered over thirty years of experience. An outstanding reputation for meticulous attention to quality and detail has been cultivated, along with a profound understanding of potential issues in wooden boats and effective solutions. The small, conscientious crew collectively boasts about a century and a half of experience, having worked on a diverse range of boat projects. Snediker Yacht has undertaken the restoration of racing boats designed for rigorous use, preservation work on museum pieces destined to remain dry, and the refurbishment of classic cruisers known for their comfort and elegance. Beyond the craftsmanship, the company has established enduring relationships with clients, their families, and the cherished boats they hold dear.


November 16, 2023

In-Person Reception begins at 6pm. Lecture begins at 7pm, Eastern.


Virtual Tickets: Members: $10, Non-Members: $15 In-Person Tickets: Members: $15, Non-Members: $20

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