56′ Nevins sloopWB No. 188BEING RESTORED
For reasons that we find hard to understand, this classic nearly came to grief after she changed hands due to her appearance in “Save a Classic.” She was within days of being cut up and salvaged for hardware and ballast keel when, responding to Craigslist and Matt Murphy’s editorial in WB No. 218, Peter Gallant took the plunge, acquired POLLY, and moved her inside Steve Carpenter’s shop in Rye, New Hampshire, where restoration has commenced. (Find Steve’s blog at http://savingpolly.wordpress.com/2012/01/.) This was Henry Nevins’s personal yacht, and the Nevins yard was famous for turning out the finest yachts of the era, which ran on for more than three decades, from about 1925 to 1955. A classic among classics, POLLY is one we never want to lose to the chainsaw.
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