Herreshoff to leave post at marine museum - Trade Only Today

Herreshoff to leave post at marine museum

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Halsey Herreshoff is stepping down as president of the Bristol, R.I.-based Herreshoff Marine Museum, which his parents founded in 1971 on the site of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.

He will remain a board member through the end of his term.

"It is a great satisfaction to the Herreshoff family that the Herreshoff Marine Museum will continue to perpetuate the great tradition of design and construction of the world's finest yachts," Herreshoff said in a statement.

"For me, it has been a pleasure and considerable satisfaction to have had a role in the development of the Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame as an enduring institution in the mosaic of such outstanding Bristol organizations," he added. "While no longer involved daily with the museum, I shall help in all ways possible and be the museum's greatest cheerleader."

Herreshoff is the grandson of the legendary "Wizard of Bristol," Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, and is himself a naval architect and marine engineer. Along with the late Edward duMoulin, he founded the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1992, an additional attraction at the Herreshoff Marine Museum.

Herreshoff is perhaps best known for his career as an America's Cup sailor. He served on many Cup defenders of the 12 Meter Era, first as bowman on Columbia in 1958 and concluding as navigator on Liberty in 1983.

Click here for the full release.

Related

Advocating for Our Industry

A large portion of the Congressional Boating Caucus members are up for reelection next week.

Quick Hits: October 26, 2020

Hydro-Turf acquired; Brunswick elects new director of board member.

Wholesale Boat Shipments Remain Strong

August had the fourth highest single-month total of new boat wholesale shipments in a decade.

Volvo Penta’s Christine McKone Named Top 40 Under 40

The Virginian-Pilot released the list last week.

Galati Opens Fort Lauderdale Office

The Bahia Mar location will focus on brokerage yacht sales.

Yanmar Brings Diesel Power to Wake Boat Segment

Engine manufacturer offers first fully integrated diesel option in partnership with Nautique.