The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
The Yachts: Vigilant

Cup(s) Sailed: 1893 (won)

Owners: C. Oliver Iselin

Type: Centerboard Sloop

Designer: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company

Frames: Steel

Planking Top: Steel — Supplied by Lukens

Planking Bottom: Tobin Bronze

Deck: N/A

Mast: N/A

Keel Ballast: Tobin Bronze

Length: 126.3 feet

Beam: 26.0 feet

Tonnage: N⁄A

Displacement: 138 tons

Mast: 87.5 feet


Photograph: Start of the 1893 America’s Cup race—Library of Congress