Herreshoff Marine Museum launches “Adopt a Poppet”
Many of the boats in the HMM collection require support of their long bow and stern overhangs. Until now, standard Brownell jack stands have been used which, while effective, are aesthetically unpopular and an impedance to visitors. So the Boat Preservation Committee have developed a new poppet which is nothing short of a game-changer for HMM. For UK English speakers a poppet is best translated as a “shore” – which is a common feature in boatyards but the ones from the HMM look a lot smarter!
And you can sponsor one, while in return HMM will help promote your brand at the museum. Here’s how the new HMM “Adopt-a-Poppet” Program will work:
For a fee of $600, each poppet sponsors will receive for a period of three years:
- Company name and small logo featured on one poppet.
- Early commitments will have a choice of boats with which their poppet(s) will be paired.
- Company name listed on Industry Partner page on the HMM site with links from all emails (weekly) and The Current e-newsletters (6x/yr)
- Opportunity to be included in a dedicated Industry Partner email blast (3x/yr)
- Recognition as Industry Partner at the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta
Please join your fellow Marine Industry brands in supporting an important cultural institution – and the ends of our boats!
Click here to sign up and pay online or contact the museum’s director Bill Lynn at:
From HMM. Photo shows a poppet in use propping up the counter of a restored Buzzards Bay 25: Aria