So far, the first month of the year has been a great showcase for the marine industry both in the UK and across the globe with many businesses and individuals being recognised with awards.
It is now the turn to highlight some of the world’s most beautifully built boats and sailing yachts and the work done to restore vintage boats with the Classic Boat Awards 2017.
The 10th annual awards, in association with traditional chandler, Classic Marine, has publicised the shortlist of award nominees. Winners will be announced in the May issue of Classic Boat which goes on sale on 7 April, 2017.
From a stunning 1925 43ft rig berm sloop, an authentic gaff sloop and a larch rig lug rower to a classic Contessa 32 and an inter-island launch make up just some of the shortlisted contenders.
You have until 15 March, 2017 to get your votes is for nominees in the following categories:
- Restoration of the Year Over 40ft
- Restoration of the Year Under 40ft
- Traditional New Build
- Spirit of Tradition Over 40ft
- Spirit of Tradition Under 40ft
- Powered Vessels Over 40ft
- Powered Vessels Under 40ft
- Yachtsman of the Year
You can vote once in each category. Visit the website to make your selections > http://www.classicboat.co.uk/awards2017/