Nevins Inc.

1907 - 1959

Henry B. Nevins (1878-1959) was a master yacht builder and author on vessel construction. Mr. Nevins began his career at the Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury & Co., Consolidated, City Island, New York. In 1907 he bought the Hansen Boat Yard at City Island, New York and founded Henry B. Nevins, Inc. He later added the adjoining land of the Byles Yard to increase his acreage. He built custom cruising and racing craft and, during World War II, minesweepers for the war effort.
Further information can be found at the 'Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Shipyard Collection', Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Museum.

Sailboats Built By Nevins Inc.

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
FISHERS ISLAND ONE DESIGN 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1923
LOKI 38 (S&S) 38.33 ft / 11.68 m 1949
NEVINS 40 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1955
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB 32 45.33 ft / 13.82 m 1935
RAVEN (USA) 24.25 ft / 7.39 m 1949
RHODES 27 39.16 ft / 11.94 m 1939
SEAWANHAKA ONE-DESIGN (S&S) 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1939
SOUND INTERCLUB (MOWER) 28.75 ft / 8.76 m 1926
VICTORY (GARDNER) 31.50 ft / 9.60 m 1918


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