It’s time once again to vote in the Classic Boat magazine’s annual Awards, a time of high excitement for both owners of shortlisted boats and for those who work on them – who of course may often be the same people.
This year the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society at the historic Hancock’s Boatyard in Pembroke Dock have got in touch to ask me to draw attention to their Tenby lugger named Heritage. In Victorian times these boats were common in the area, but Heritage is now the only working example. Go to the traditional new build category to vote for her.
While there, check out Alasdair Grant’s 18ft half-decked fishing boat
Eilean Geisgeir; he’s building a few of these and this one is reinforced so that it can be kept on a beach.
Meanwhile Fortuna II has been nominated and shortlisted for an award in the restored power vessel over 40ft category. Charlie Hussey has been doing the work and Fortuna II is looking gorgeous, from what I can see.