Aaron Turner led a group of students and volunteers at Workshop Residence in San Francisco, California, in the construction of a Coquina cat-ketch. They started with plans by Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray, who drew their plans from the work of Nat Herreshoff, who in 1889 had built the Coquina as his own personal boat for daily use. Aaron and his team made modifications to the Hylan plans to more accurately reflect Herreshoff's original construction.
Dennis Robb and Raul Nelson built this 16′8″ Coquina cat ketch, which they named COQUINA, from plans by Doug Hylan, which were based on a design by Nat Herreshoff. The pair cold-molded the hull with okoume plywood planking and ipe sheerstrakes. They inlaid the name in maple on the mahogany transom. COQUINA's bronze fittings are from J. M. Reineck, and her sails are by Dabbler Sails. Emerson Brooks took these elegant photographs of this graceful design.