IYRS Newport Campus (Schedule a Visit)

449 Thames Street
Newport, RI, 02840

Just steps from Thames Street in beautiful and historic Newport, RI, students, locals and visitors find the Newport campus of IYRS School of Technology & Trades. Home to the School of Boatbuilding & Restoration, our Newport campus overlooks busy Newport Harbor where boats of every type cruise through the shipping lanes and open waters.

Restoration Hall

An 18,000-square-foot waterfront building that serves as the school’s main teaching facility. It has been completely refitted as an open-space shop where students work on coursework and projects. An elevated catwalk allows faculty, family, and visitors to observe work in progress.

Wide shot of restoration hall

Aquidneck Mill Building

Built in 1831 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Aquidneck Building has been refurbished to house IYRS administrative offices, a research library, and several corporate offices for marine companies.

Outside view of restoration hall

IYRS Library

Located on the Newport campus and open to the public, the IYRS student library is a handsomely restored part of the 1831 Aquidneck Mill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The student library has extraordinary views of Newport Harbor and its entrance from Narragansett Bay. Students utilize the library for research, projects, documentation, leisure reading, and use of the hi-speed Mac computers.

With an extensive collection of yacht design, build and other related materials, the library contains more than 4,000 titles, rare books, and source materials and directories. There are also many artifacts, dating as far back as the late 19th century.

Coronet Restoration Project

Adjacent to Restoration Hall is the Coronet Building, which is the site of the reconstruction of the 1885 schooner of the same name, and serves as a professional arena for major projects.


IYRS Bristol Campus (Schedule a Visit)

253 Franklin Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Classroom at IYRS Bristol campus

Home to beautiful water views from just about everywhere in town, Bristol, RI is a historic community of innovation and industry just 30 minutes north of Newport in a region of Bristol known as the Franklin Street Marine Corridor. Fun fact, Bristol, RI is home to the oldest Fourth-of-July parade in the United States!

IYRS School of Composites Technology and the School of Marine Systems operate in a 9,800 square foot facility located within an eight-acre complex developed as an innovation and manufacturing hub.

Our Bristol campus features technology and the tools and equipment needed to learn the ins and outs of the composites manufacturing and marine systems industries.

Please Select Which Program You Would Like to Visit for an Admissions Tour:

Boatbuilding & Restoration Program
(Newport, RI Campus)


Composites Technology or Marine Systems Programs
(Bristol, RI Campus)