Alpha Projects performed a comprehensive restoration of Never Again in two phases: November, 1994 - June, 1995 and September, 2002 - July, 2003.
Below are photographs organized in a slideshow selected from the 2002-03 restoration program.
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1951 Abeking & Rasmussen
Hull # 8 ~ 39' 10" (Fractional rig)
One of the most beloved wooden sailing vessels of the modern era was designed by renowned naval architect, C. Raymond Hunt for the Howland family. Concordia design number fourteen, a 39' 10" yawl became one of the most successful yawls in history.
Ultimately, there were 103 Concordia produced between 1938 and 1966, making the Concordia yawl class the largest class of large one-design wooden sailboats.
The first four Concordia were produced in Massachusetts. Concordia commissioned the Abeking and Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany to build the last 99 (26 of them as a 41' Model). 102 of the 103 Concordia are still in existence today.
Over the years the Concordia yawl has won numerous races including the prestigious Newport Bermuda Race (1954 & 1978), the Annapolis Race (1955), Cowes Week (1955) and the Marblehead-to-Halifax Race (1955 & 1997).
1954 Newport Bermuda Race - Malay, Concordia #2, Dan Strohmeier.
1955 Annapolis Race - Actaea, Concordia #17, Henry Sears.
1955 Cowes Week - Harrier, Concordia #30, Ray Hunt.
1955 Marblehead-to-Halifax Race - Malay, Concordia #2, Dan Strohmeier.
1978 Newport Bermuda Race - Babe, Concordia #26, Arnold Gay.
1997 Marblehead-to-Halifax Race - Crocodile, Concordia #67, Robert Crocker.
The Concordia yawls Arapaho, hull #85 and Irian, hull #70 (both 41' models), appeared in the movie, Message in a Bottle.