The Museum’s only “floating exhibit,” the Vanity is a 1923 Catboat built in Edgartown. Manuel Swartz Roberts constructed it in what is now the Old Sculpin Gallery on the waterfront. This beautifully restored 22′ vessel was once a work-boat used for fishing, scalloping, and summer charters.
Vanity is the Museum’s living link to the Island’s maritime past. In keeping with true Catboat design, she is half as wide as she is long, providing a very stable working and sailing platform.
The Vanity is available for sails to higher level Museum members. For more information, please contact 508-627-4441 x126.