BOLERO is known on both sides of the Atlantic as a superb ocean racer. She was designed by Sparkman and Stephens, built at the Nevins yard in 1949 and served as the New York Yacht Club’s Flagship vessel in the 1950’s. She has cruised and raced all over the world, and is known to be fast, sea kindly and handsome.

BOLERO came to Rockport Marine with many broken frames. A thorough inspection revealed that the deck framing was compromised as well, and consequently the crew, under project manager John England, began a restoration that was much bigger in scope than anyone expected. To replace the bad frames, sections of the old planking had to be cut out and the entire interior was removed. In addition to the extensive carpentry work, Bolero had a full systems update.

Photos © Billy Black