With a storied legacy of over 80 years, including war-time service and a complete rebuild, the 74’ APHRODITE has been placed in the hands of an experienced owner and classic boat enthusiast. Ensuring this retro 1937 torpedo-stern beauty remains in perfect condition, she was recently entrusted to Safe Harbor Pilots Point Marina and Alexseal’s yacht coatings system. Her recent winter refresh at the popular Connecticut, USA shipyard and marina included Alexseal’s Finish Primer 442 and Premium Topcoat 501 in Super Jet Black.
Originally launched in May of 1937 by the Purdy Boat Company for a Wall Street businessman, the APHRODITE was breath-taking and large for her era. She played host to a slew of famous folks, including actors and performers Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire, along with businessmen Henry Ford II and Nelson Rockefeller. APHRODITE was well-known throughout the Eastern US and influenced the style and design of many yachts of the mid-20th century.
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