A Classic Wooden Sportfisher Yacht
Previous Ruth L. & Nada III
The Ida May, copyright 2010.
This website and the monumental restoration of the Ida May is a tribute to Lois Laurel-Hawes and her father, Stan Laurel. To contact us please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ida May (previous Ruth-L and Nada III) is a historic
wooden sportfisher motoryacht built in 1926 by
of John Deere Van Brunt & Company.
The yacht was built for $120,000 in 1926 and was
Hardy comedy fame. She was considered the fastest
and most expensive yacht in America at one time.
Laurel renamed the yacht the Ruth L., after his wife.
Willard Van Brunt with his record
catch, a bluefin tuna, 1926.
Stan with his 258 lb gold button Marlin and his wife Ruth, 1936.
Stan and Ruth Laurel with friends on the Ruth L. (Ida May)
Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel
Laurel and Hardy.