Classic From Every Angle

Not every boat looks as good out of the water as in it. But that’s not a problem for this 23′ launch restored a couple of years ago by the students at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. Even sitting on a trailer in the IYRS lot on Thames Street and wearing a summer’s worth of algae, it draws your eye, whether it’s to the tumblehome astern or the varnished foredeck. The souls who get to putter about Narragansett Bay in this are lucky indeed.