American Sailboat Hall of Fame facts for kids
The American Sailboat Hall of Fame is a defunct hall of fame honoring 26 production sailboats built in the United States. The hall of fame was established in 1994 by Sail America, a trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, to recognize ingenuity in designs by American boat builders. The last year of induction was 2004.
Half-hull models of each Hall of Fame inductee had been housed in a permanent exhibit at The Museum of Yachting located in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island prior to the museum's dismantling after a 2007 acquisition by the IYRS School of Technology & Trades. The collection also traveled around the country each year to be displayed at the various Strictly Sail boat shows sponsored by Sail America, and at Sail Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Inducted sailboats were required to be production models built in the U.S. introduced at least 15 years prior to induction, and to have made a lasting impact on sailing. Selections to the hall of fame were made by a committee composed of magazine editors of Sailing Magazine, Sailing World, and SAIL.
|International Optimist Dinghy||1999|
|Morgan Out Island 41||1996|
|Pacific Seacraft 37||2002|
|Santa Cruz 27||1997|
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