Williamsburg Being Scrapped; Restoration Hopes Dashed

This week, the remains of the former Presidential yacht Williamsburg began being removed from the yard where she’s been rusting away for decades. It’s the definitive end to the last remaining American Presidential yacht yet to be restored. According to the Città Della Spezia newspaper in Italy, the Port of La Spezia decided last month Continue reading


PHOTO: David Seal

Williamsburg, U.S. Presidential Yacht, May Be Scrapped

UPDATE, JUNE 8, 2015: Word arrived this morning from David Seal, the broker who has been championing Williamsburg’s cause for the past year, that the yacht sank a few weeks ago. Navalmare has been assessing the situation since then, and while it has yet to release an official statement, Seal believes Williamsburg may be beyond Continue reading