This 138’ Nathanael Greene Herreshoff design was built at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Rhode Island in 1915

  • Builder/Designer:  N.C. Herreshoff/ Herreshoff MFG Co.
  • Yacht Type:  138' Schooner
  • Model Scale: 1/4"=1'
  • Model Completion Date: 1997
  • Model Description: Private collection - Bequeathed to MIT 4,500 man-hours

Model build for venture capitalist Tom Perkins as part of his private model collection

Tom Perkins refit and completed a major restoration of Martiette in 1995 at Cantiere Beconcini in La Spezia, Italy.

Yacht Model "Mariette" is on Display in Boston

As part of MIT’s upcoming exhibit Lighter, Stronger, Faster; about the extraordinary Herreshoff legacy, the 1915 schooner MARIETTE is on display. This Yacht Model and many artifacts from the Hart Nautical Collection will be viewed by the public for the very first time.

Tom Perkins was a collector of fine art and had a tremendous passion for ship models. more