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Go Meet the Famous 134-Year-Old Lady in Rhode Island


Meet the Coronet— a schooner yacht first launched in 1885 and was one of the most elegant sailing yachts of her time. Under restoration at The International Yacht Restoration School since 1995, the Coronet Building is open to the public for viewing and only a 15 minute stroll from The Vanderbilt’s front doors. Here, explore original items recovered from the Coronet Schooner Yacht’s once grand marble staircase, stained glass doors, mahogany paneled staterooms, and piano in the main salon.

Is there anything more romantic than wandering sights of wooden schooners and restored historical boats? Among the school’s historic industrial buildings is the 18,000-square-foot Restoration Hall, situated steps away from a marina brim-full of beautifully restored classic yachts. With gorgeous shafts of light that spotlight boat projects in-the-works and a scent of wood dust that adds to the building’s charm, this is a captivating sight for both the boat enthusiast or newcomer. Unbeknownst to most, you can visit this grand, open-space shop while school is in session. There are no signs on the warehouse door to advertise that visitors are welcome, so make sure to ask The Vanderbilt concierge to mark this hidden gem on a map for you.Stories from The Vanderbilt