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Classic Boat Magazine Awards: 2024

On 3 April Classic Boat Magazine announced their annual awards at a champagne reception hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, London. The East Coast was once again well-represented in the awards with River Deben based Laurent Giles design ‘Peter Duck’ (once owned by Arthur Ransome) being awarded runner up in the Restoration of the Year (under 40ft) category. Ipswich-based Spirit Yacht’s Founder, Sean McMillan was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and another Spirit yacht, C72 ‘Gwenhyfar II’ won the Spirit of Tradition category.

Watch this movie about ‘Peter Duck’ with snippets of her fascinating history and interview with her current owner, Julia Jones.

Find the full Classic Boat Award results here.