Coronet is the world's only remaining Gilded Age vessel.
Built in 1885 for New York Yacht Club member, Rufus T. Bush, Coronet is 192 feet over all and built entirely of wood, including wooden treenail fastenings. Her history includes sailing around the world twice, rounding the Horn five times, hosting Alexander Graham Bell, the King of Hawaii and the Emperor of Japan on board, a stint as flagship of the New York Yacht Club, providing transport for the first American/Japanese scientific project and transporting missionaries to Palestine and Africa. Coronet has been afloat for all of her 119 years. Her hull planking, frames and ceiling are all original and her Stanford White interior is 90% intact. J Class Management supervised the donation, stabilization, historical documentation, hauling and set up for the complete restoration of Coronet. The ongoing project, supervised by the International Yacht Restoration School, will return Coronet to her original, nineteenth-century configuration with no engine or electricity on board