Yachts International - - Making Waves - New­portship­

New­port Ship­yard in Rhode Is­land could have gone the route of so many valu­able pieces of wa­ter­front real es­tate—be­com­ing con­dos or time­shares—when the prop­erty went up for auction in 1998. Thanks to Char­lie Dana, David Ray and other lead­ing New­port fig­ures, the space be­came a work­ing ship­yard, ma­rina and yacht­ing hub. In July, the ship­yard held a 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. “We re­ally wanted to give back to those who have helped make us more than just a ship­yard,” says Eli Dana, gen­eral man­ager. The reg­gae band Toots and the May­tals played a pri­vate dance party and con­cert.

clock­wise from above: (L-R) Jeff Beneville, An­nie Beneville, Mary Brak­en­hoff, Bruce Brak­en­hoff, Alexan­dra Mouligné, John Jay Mouligné, Tom Flem­ing, Jamie Hor­ton; Eli & Rose Dana, Posy Dana, (hid­den) Lau­ren & Eli Dana, Andy Ri­dall; Vin­nie Pat­tavina, Sa­man­tha Pat­tavina, Caitlin Niemic, An­drea La­zor, Jared La­zor; El­lie Hunt­ley, Rose Dana, Lau­ren Dana, Eli Dana, Eli Dana; Is­abella Ri­dall, Nick Dana, David Ray

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