Herein is a love story: the love of a man with a great eye for the designs of a genius naval architect, and the love of a family for a boat the filled their dreams. This book tells of the magnificent N.G. Herreshoff Yawl AIDA, and of the skilled, authentic restoration undertaken by D.N. Hylan & Assciates when the Brays found a new home for AIDA after their 40 years of ownership. Bray’s family and reconstruction photographs are supplemented by those of renowned photographer of classic wooden boats, Benjamin Mendlowitz. Original Herreshoff drawings from which AIDA was built are also included.