IYRS honored by Yankee Magazine

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The International Yacht Restoration School, a marine trades and technology school based in Rhode Island, was recognized as a 2012 "Editor's Choice" winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England.

The school was recognized as the “Best Place to Get Schooled” by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who annually name select restaurants, lodgings and attractions in New England to the list, according to a statement.

IYRS trains the maritime craftsmen and technicians who fuel Rhode Island’s marine trades industry.

The school’s 2.5-acre waterfront campus on Newport’s Thames Street is also a popular destination for those interested in the maritime lore and heritage of the region.

Visitors to the campus can watch students restore classic wooden boats in the school’s boatbuilding and restoration program, stroll to the school’s stone wharf to spy majestic visiting vessels in the summertime and learn about the maritime history of the region in displays coordinated with the Museum of Yachting.

The campus is also the site of the restoration of the Coronet — a rare 1885, 133-foot yacht being brought back to her former glory.

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