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:
Satin Doll – For ongoing excellence in a local favorite.
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.
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.
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.