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President of J-Class Management and founder of the International Yacht Restoration School, Elizabeth Meyer has restored over 80 classic yachts and worked to encourage historic preservation in the sailing community.


  • President of J-Class Management
  • Restored 80 classic yachts, notably J-Class, Endeavor
  • Founded the International Yacht Restoration School in 1993
  • Received the President’s Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • 2011, Don Turner Award from the USS Constitution Museum for her work in maritime preservation
  • 1975-1993 owned the Concordia yawl Matinicus; authored books on the Ray Hunt-designed class
  • n 1996, restored Seminole, a 1916 Lawley-built 47 ft gaff yawl

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