AIDA

Under the ownership of Michael Mills, a restoration by Doug Hylan in Brooklin, ME sought to return AIDA as close as possible to an “as built” condition using the original Herreshoff techniques. Both the interior and exterior were restored and the work also included refinished spars, a new diesel, and new sails. This was the first major refurbishment of the boat since launch. AIDA was owned for more than 40 years by former Museum staff member and trustee Maynard Bray and his wife Anne. Bray oversaw the project and just published a book chronicling the boat, her owners, and the restoration. “AIDA: N.G. Herrehoff’s Finest Shallow-Draft Yawl.” 

Design Specs

LOA:
33′ 
6″
Beam:
9′ 
2″
LWL:
27′ 
0″
Draft:
3′ 
1″
Design or Class: 
K/CB yawl
Former Name: 
GEEWHIZ
Home Port: 
Mystic, CT
Designer: 
N.G. Herreshoff
Boat Type: 
Auxiliary sail
Rig: 
yawl
Gross Displacement: 
11148
Sail Number: 
1002
Sail Area: 
520
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Beta Marine BD902
Total Engine Horsepower: 
25
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Herreshoff Mfg. Co.
Location Built: 
Bristol RI
Year Built: 
1926
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
515092
Owner Name: 
Mystic Seaport Museum
Owner Country: 
US
Posted on:
Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:32pm
Last modified on:
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:50am