America's Most Historic Yacht

Welcome to the Coronet Blog

Posted By on November 25, 2009

Welcome to the home page for the classic yacht, Coronet.  Coronet was first launched in 1885, and was one of the most elegant sailing yachts of her day.  She was designed for crossing the ocean in style, and featured a marble staircase, stained glass doors, mahogany paneled staterooms, and a piano in the main salon.


Since 1995, Coronet has been on the campus of the International Yacht Restoration School, awaiting restoration.  Coronet Restoration Partners purchased her in 2006, and restoration has now begun in earnest.

We’ll be following Coronet’s team of shipwrights here as they bring this classic boat back to her former glory.  We’ll cover it all, from harvesting the timber to restoring the original interior.  If you are a builder, a hobbyist, a historian, or just enamored with classic boats, we think you’ll enjoy watching this beautiful vessel come back to life.

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64 Responses to “Welcome to the Coronet Blog”

  1. Ken Decker says:

    Could you please give us a little more info on why the project was paused and if and when it will resume? That way I will not have to continually log into this site and again and again be disappointed in no progress( I have follow this site fron the very beginning and this is discouraging)

  2. admin says:

    Hi Ken,
    Unfortunately I don’t have info to share on why the project is currently paused. That’s between the owner and project manager. In the meantime, you can create a Google alert that will send you a message when this website is updated, and save you the trouble of continually checking in. In the box where it asks for a topic, enter Coronet1885. That should keep the alerts pretty much focused on just this site.

  3. Theresa Bourassa says:

    Hi, I stopped by yesterday to check on progress and was sad to see it at a standstill. But it was as wonderful as ever to explore and I took some photos of all the bits and pieces around (My favorite part). Thought I’d share. Fingers crossed for work to start up again.

  4. admin says:

    Thank you for sharing your photos! You’re not alone in hoping that the project gets going soon!

  5. Thomas Jenner says:

    Well, its been a while since I discovered the Coronet’s history on TV. As I recall, I saw the re-launching, which was, as I say, kind of scary; since the Coronet almost capsized! As a visual lover of things old, glorious or beautiful, please keep my email and send me a note when and if the restoration is restored. Must say – despite what the delays’ causes are – that the work done before the stop was really remarkable.

  6. Martin Wilhelm says:

    Great news that there is progress! After two years I feared that the project had come to an end. Thanks Tom for keeping us updated.

  7. Patrick Romano says:

    I’ll be in town next Saturday 23.2.2018, and would love to see the progress of the Coronet
    will the building be open?

  8. Charles Hancock says:

    Anything new in the last 6 months?

  9. Gary Stratton says:

    Wow, it’s been about a year since the last update, and there was none in 2017. Is restoration still going on? Or, is there no interest? Is there another web site we can go to for more information?
    This is a great project. and I would to keep up on the progress. thanks

  10. Jack Shiner says:

    First time on the site. I am a great-great grandson of Richard Poillon of C & R Poillon Shipyard who built the Coronet. His daughter Emma Poillon was my great-grandmother. It is fascinating to see the restoration work being done to the Coronet. I am retiring this summer and my Wife and I hope to visit the ship sometime in our travels. Keep up the great work you are doing. Sincerely, Jack Shiner

  11. Chuck Hancock says:

    It’s been over two years. I presume this is a dead page.

  12. Mike Bucher says:

    There must be many like me wondering when an update on progress will appear?

  13. admin says:

    I just posted the launch update… at last!!

  14. admin says:

    Thank you so much for visiting Jack! I just posted the launch update… at last!!

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