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With the holiday season approaching fast, it’s time to be on the lookout for one of a kind gifts. The IYRS Holiday Auction offers a range of wonderful gifts from maritime treasures to artwork, jewelry and live experiences. IYRS is a marine trades and manufacturing school in Newport, Rhode Island. All auction proceeds go towards supporting IYRS, and to make it more accessible. The auction closes on December 4th, 2022.

Here are some of the auction items that might peak your interest or be great as gifts for family and friends.

7-Night stay for 4 guests in St. Barth’s in a Wimco Villa with flights on Tradewind Aviation—Can you put a price for a week in paradise?


Private daysail for 8, aboard Verissimo on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay—Lunch at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court kicks off your day before going for a sail.

Tuna fishing charter—Launching off Chatham, Massachusetts, three guests will get to go 50 to 100 miles offshore to catch a Bluefin tuna. 


A vintage brass oil ship lantern—Made in Holland by Den Haan Rotterdam, this is a beautiful piece of 1900’s craftsmanship. For $550, it can be all yours.

Handmade Nantucket basket—For $400 a beautiful, handmade Nantucket Lightship basket makes a wonderful gift.

1870’s Newport Harbor lithograph—A wonderful scene of Newport Harbor in 1870, could make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in the history of boating. 

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