OLD SOLDIER - A Yachtsman's Company - New York


A YACHTSMAN'S COMPANY
OLD SOLDIER was founded in 2013 on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. We draw influence from New York's maritime history and our surrounding waterways and beaches to produce authentic nautical clothing and accessories. All of our products are designed in our studio on the Great South Bay and printed in New York.
 

HISTORY
The name OLD SOLDIER comes from my family's 'Playboat,' a type of commuter yacht built in Morris Heights, New York in 1946. As she undergoes a complete restoration, OLD SOLDIER and her history have become a continuous beacon of inspiration for the brand.

 
Preliminary restoration - 1998


OLD SOLDIER Boathouse - 2016


Consolidated advertisement for their Playboat model - 1937
 

CONSOLIDATED SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
Consolidated Shipbuilding was a prestigious builder of custom yachts founded in 1896 on the Harlem River in Morris Heights, New York. Initially titled the Gas Engine and Power Company & Charles L. Seabury Company after the merger of the two, the name was later shortened to Consolidated Shipbuilding in 1919. After World War II the company moved to City Island, New York where it continued to operate until 1958.


Consolidated letterhead - 1930


Aerial view of the Consolidated Yacht Yard - City Island, NY - 1951