Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous Awards 2018

John Alden designed CHRISTMAS, winner of best originality and great owner maintenance of originally fitted equipment. Special Judges’ recognition of counter tops and spreader tips.

Each year at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous an awards competition recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.

Here are the 2018 recipients:

Small Powerboats


Satin Doll –  For ongoing excellence in a local favorite.

Power Boats

Nisca – Most original and best maintained yacht.

(tie) Sea Rebel and Corsair – Best owner maintained and operated vessels with an equal amount of determined effort in keeping their vessels to the highest standard.

Driftwood – Special Citation for best owner reconstructive  restoration.

Annie Laurie – Special Citation for ongoing and active participation in and strong support of the Mystic Seaport ACBR.  Additional recognition for Best in Show Boat Category.

Small Sail

Indian Summer – For the impressive tenacity of a young owner finding a boat and getting it ready in just two weeks- while working on the Mayflower- and that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time…

Christmas –  Best originality and great owner maintenance of originally fitted equipment.  Special Judges recognition of counter tops and spreader tips.

Large Sail

Malabar II – For best restoration and dedication to owner maintenance for over 40 years.

Half Moon – For impeccable attention to detail and  innovative and functional interior redesign.

Phra Luang – Amazing owner builder- dedication to detail of project from construction to maintenance.

Judge Emeritus Award

Violet – For an amazing mesh between owner and boat- they simply belong together.  There is nothing like Violet, she is unique and has style of all her own.

Scott Kraft on Bounding Home – Special Citation Award for dedication and support of the 2018 ACBR and bringing such a great collection of Aldens to the Mystic Seaport Waterfront.

Head Judge’s Special Citation

Bantam – For ongoing preservation of an Alden-designed historic sailing yacht and continued participation in the Mystic Seaport Museum Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous.