In October 2006, Rockport Marine welcomed BRILLIANT to the shop for a new teak deck and transom. This was the first major upgrade since the boat was built 75 years ago—a testament to her consistent maintenance over the years.

BRILLIANT was built in 1932. In World War II she served in the Coast Guard as an anti-submarine vessel. She has done several trans-Atlantic crossings and raced extensively including races to Bermuda. Considered by some to be one of the finest large yachts ever built in America, she is now owned by Mystic Seaport Museum and voyages with students.