Henry B. Nevins Yacht Builders, City Island NY

Most recent update: December 7, 2014.


Henry B. Nevins started his career at Consolidated Shipbuilding in Morris Heights.  In 1907, he bought the Hansen Boatyard at the foot of Winter Street, on City Island, later adding the adjoining Byles yard.  Nevins died in 1950 and his widow sold the yard in 1954 but it folded in 1962.  The site is now occupied by City Island's PS 175.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Ft. Del'y Disposition
36   Dreamer   Motor Boat 60 1913  
37   Solita Daniel Bacon Yawl 39 1914 Later Mischief, Mimi IV, Windward, Americana, Owahgena
67       Tender 15 1914  
  215028 Saona   Yacht 56 1917 Later Flying Mist, Ladrona, now Neris
    YS 16 U.S. Navy Barge 35 1918  
    YS 39-51 U.S. Navy Barge 35 1918 13 boats
186       Tender 15 1920  
    Blue Jacket   Sloop 31 1920  
    Soixante-Quinze   Sloop 31 1920 Later Avanti
217       Sloop 38 1921  
227       Tender 17 1921  
226   Grebe   6-meter 36 1921  
228   Dagomar   Sloop 34 1922  
230   Clytie   Sloop 31 1922  
232       Tender 14 1922  
233   Viva   6-meter 35 1922  
253   Momo   Cruiser 40 1923  
254   Ingomar   6-meter 33 1923  
255   Hawk   6-meter 33 1923  
256       Launch 22 1923  
259       Tender 24 1923  
261   Cappy Second   Catboat 22 1923  
262   Miss Columbia   Runabout 27 1924  
264   Heron   6-meter 32 1924  
267   Teaser   Runabout 40 1924 Active at Lake Tahoe Marine Museum
268   Natka   6-meter 40 1924  
    Dauphin   6-meter 31 1924  
    Po   Yacht 29 1925 Later Thetis, Broncho, Dita, Wilhelmina, Tangent, Poppy, Argo
270   Baby Bootlegger   Runabout 30 1924 Active
272   Dolphin   Sloop 27 1924  
275   Lanai   6-meter 34 1925  
277 224638 Oheka   Power Boat 61 1925 Later Arlis
278   Ardelle   Aux. Sloop 39 1926 Later Jonny, Ardelle
279   Secret   Sloop 38 1925  
281   Miss Motometer   Runabout 27 1924 Now Baby Skipalong
282   Adventure   Ketch 74 1925  
283       Tender 25 1926  
285       Launch 22 1926  
287 229590 Analgra III   Motor Boat 75 1926  
288 226009 Nevada   Yacht 110 1926  
319 226498 Phantom   Runabout 66 1927 Later Vampire
321       Launch 16 1926  
322       Launch 20 1926  
324   Arcadian   Tender 34 1926  
327   Redhead   6-meter 33 1925  
329   Clytie   6-meter 35 1927  
330   Priscilla   6-meter 34 1927  
331   Picaro   6-meter 33 1927  
333       Tender 25 1927  
336   Janice III   Runabout 37 1927  
338       Launch 32 1927  
339       Launch 25 1927  
340       Life Boat 28 1927  
341       Life Boat 28 1927  
342   Atrocia   6-meter 35 1927  
    Frieda   6-meter 34 1927  
    Nina   Schooner 59 1928  
345   Akaba   6-meter 37 1928  
346 na Alert IV   Sloop 40 1928 Total loss 1977
348   Saleema   6-meter 37 1928  
349       Motor Boat 40 1928  
    Thisbe Van S. Merle-Smith Sloop 40 1929 Powered 1950, later depowered
351       Runabout 40 1929  
353 228774 Sazarac   Commuter 71 1929 Later Souris, Tabasco, Savitar, Saxon III, to USN 1942 as YP 164, sold 1946 as Elysian, Saxon III, Pacmo, Aggie J
  na Sally   Aux. Yawl 46 1929 Later Jig Time, Aleada, Arroway, Lazy Eight, Bedouin VIII
358   Chantey   Sloop 23 1928  
359   Snapshot   Cruiser 32 1929  
360   Amerind   Schooner 92 1930  
360       Launch 16 1930  
362   Golliwog   Sloop 31 1930  
363   Analgra Lewis E. Pierson Motor Yacht 107 1930 Later Tara, Lovely Lady, now Norma Jeane
368   Mars   6-meter 37 1930  
  na Alerion   Sloop 34 19-- Later Priscilla, Pintail, Aloha, Ava
    Souris   Yacht   1930 To USN 1942 as YP 454, sold 1946
    Semloh   Yacht 82 1931 To USN 1942 as YP 532, sold 1946
  na Bob Kat II   Aux. Sloop 37 1931 Later Bob Kat
371       Tender 12 1931  
375   Miss Philadelphia   Hydroplane 28 1931  
  287505 Ayesha   Aux. Yawl 46 1932  
  231472 Brilliant Walter Barnum Aux. Schooner 46 1932 To Mystic Seaport 1953, active
384   Utility   Launch 18 1933  
    Orion   Yacht 48 1934 Active
    C. F. Roof   Aux. Sloop 37 1934 Later Jack, Altair
  234050 Gipsy Arthur Iselin Power Boat 42 1935 Active
390       Launch 18 1934  
391   Pendragon   Cutter 41 1935  
393   Seven Seas Van S. Merle-Smith 12-meter 68 1935  
394   Semloh   Yacht 87 1936 To USN 1942 as YP 569, sold 1946, Gypsy Queen, destroyed 2012
394       Tender 15 1936  
395       Launch 26 1936  
  na Apache   Aux. Sloop 45 1936  
  na Notus II   Aux. Sloop 45 1936 Later Ballina
    Gentian   Yacht 45 1936 Active
    Siren   Yacht 40 1936 Active
417       Tender 16 1936  
421 236666 Anchorite Charles McG. Baxter Aux. Yawl 50 1937  
424 286891 Nancy Lloyd   Yacht 41 1938 Active
428       Dinghy 14 1937  
    Zaida III George E. Ratsey Sloop 57 1937 To the USCG 1941 as CGR 3070, now Zaida, active
    Gleam   12-meter 53 1937 Active
    Isla   Yacht 45 1937 Active
  235978 Elizabeth McCaw   Aux. Yawl 63 1937 Later Doris, Athene
437       Launch 20 1938  
    Blitzen R. J. Reynolds Cutter 47 1938 Later Nimrod V, now Blitzen again, active
  237137 Edlu II   Aux. Yawl 68 1938 Later Tabor Boy, Black Watch
    Nyala   12-meter 55 1938 Active
    Northern Light   12-meter 55 1938 Active
    Odyssey   Yacht 74 1938 Active
450       Row Boat 16 1939  
451       Row Boat 16 1939  
    Vim   12-meter 55 1939 Active
    White Mist   Yacht 39 1939 Active
459   Pomelion   Sloop 25 1940  
460       Launch   1940  
461       Launch   1940  
        Crash Boat 46 1942  
    Puffin   Yacht 126 1942 Active
486       Pontoon 28    
    YMS 1 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 25-Mar-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 2 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 9-Apr-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 3 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 25-Apr-42 To France 1944 as Heliotrope (D 334), struck 1965
    YMS 4 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 1-May-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 5 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 19-May-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 7 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 4-Jun-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 6 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 18-Jun-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 8 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 27-Jun-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 9 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 11-Jul-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 10 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 24-Jul-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 11 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 6-Aug-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 397 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 25-Jan-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 398 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 13-Mar-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 399 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 9-Apr-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 400 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 14-May-43 Reclassified 1947 as Magpie (AMS 25), mined off Chuksan and lost 1950
    YMS 401 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 4-Jun-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 402 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 25-Jun-43 Reclassified 1947 as Seagull (AMS 55), struck 1959
    YMS 403 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 20-Jul-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 404 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 6-Aug-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 308 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 27-Jul-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 309 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 13-Sep-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 310 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 1-Oct-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 311 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 5-Nov-43 Reclassified 1947 as Robin (AMS 53), struck 1961
    YMS 312 U. S. Navy Minesweeper 136 4-Dec-43 Reclassified 1947 as Grackle (AMS 13), to Brazil 1965 as Jurvena (M 13), struck 1974
    P 592 U.S. Army Rescue Boat 85 Aug-44  
    P 593 U.S. Army Rescue Boat 85 Sep-44  
    P 594 U.S. Army Rescue Boat 85 Oct-44  
    P 595 U.S. Army Rescue Boat 85 Nov-44  
    P 596 U.S. Army Rescue Boat 85 Dec-44  
    Polly H. B. Nevins Sloop 56 1945 Being restored
    Pilgrim   Yacht 39 1946 Active
  na Windblown   Aux. Sloop 39 1946 Later Asenath
    Ku Chu   Yacht 38 1947 Active
    Holiday  Louis B. Rosenstiel Yacht 76 1947 Later Argosy Venture
    Pacifica   Yacht 41 1947 Active
  na Bolero   Aux. Yawl 73 1949 Active
  258754 Seer   Aux. Ketch 66 1949 Later Beatrice
  260537 Burma   Aux. Cutter 58 1950 Active
  MSC 63 Lier (M 912) Belgian Navy Minesweeper   22-Jul-53 To Taiwan 1969 as Yung Shan (M 165): scrapped 1983
  MSC 64 Sint Niklaas (M 918) Belgian Navy Minesweeper   3-Feb-54 To Taiwan 1969 as Yung Jen (M 163): struck 1995
  MSC 65 Diksmuide (M 920) Belgian Navy Minesweeper   30-Mar-54 To Taiwan 1969 as Yung Sui (M 164): struck 1994

Built by Nevins Yacht Yard

1   Golliwogg   Yacht 34 1955 Later Cicada
  269960 Bonne Amie   Aux. Yawl 40 1955 Later Gold Whale
    Halcyon   Yacht 40 1955 Active
    Sea Fever   Yacht 34 1956 Active
  273491 Alledra Alfred Brittain Yacht 40 1957 Active
    Prima Donna   Yacht 40 1957 Active
    Columbia   12-meter 55 1958 Active
  277382 Fantasy   Yacht 34 1958 Active
    Wilda III Herbert Humphreys Power Boat 73 1958 Later Luna V, Cad II, now Pearl