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INTERNATIONAL YACHT RESTORATION SCHOOL
The International Yacht Restoration School is located on a 2 1/2 acre waterfront wharf on Thames Street in downtown
They have reclaimed this abandoned site and preserved it from development or private use.
IYRS is committed to remaining open to the public, and providing public access to their
They are also dedicated to preserving and continuing an important local tradition of fine nautical
They believe that preserving the past informs and improves the future, and they have the potential to be a significant part of the current revitalization of the region's yachting
You can read about their work on the schooner, Coronet, on our Schooner
page in the Yachts section of All At Sea.
Locally and nationally, boat builders and restorers regularly express the need for more skilled
help, and have begun to contact the School in hopes of hiring their graduates.
IYRS have plans to restore their second building, the Steam Mill Building, originally built in 1831 as a granite
steam-powered cotton mill which is on the National Register of Historic Places. This building has been stabilized and will later be renovated for use as
classrooms, workrooms, offices and student housing.
FULL-TIME APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
The certification program in Yacht Restoration is a full-time, two year program during which students learn the
information, skills, techniques and problem-solving abilities necessary to restore classic
yachts. During the first year, the students learn a basic level of the craft. During the second
year, the student's basic skills and knowledge are extended toward mastery levels of craftsmanship and independence in the
marketplace. Specialization within the field can be accommodated for each
student, depending on the student's desires and proficiencies.
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