Awards Galore! for British Marine members

Hot on the heels of British Marine member successes at METSTRADE last week, more members have had cause to celebrate following another load of national and regional awards. The nominations for next year’s 2018 Motor Boat Awards have also been announced.

British Marine would like to congratulate the following members for their achievements, which continue to highlight the excellence of British Marine member companies and the UK marine industry.

Marine specialist communications agency, ADPR (based in Somerset), celebrated a double success after receiving Gold and Silver honours at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards. ADPR won Gold for Best Consumer Relations Campaign and Silver for Best Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign for the agency’s ‘On the Horizon’ project with its client Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel.

Danielle Thomas, City College Southampton
Danielle, a boat building apprentice at British Marine member City College Southampton, won the prestigious Apprentice of the Year 2017 at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Student Annual Awards. Announced at the AoC awards dinner at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, the Student of the Year awards recognise and celebrate talented and high achieving students from across the UK.

Danielle, 20, a keen sailor and currently in her final year of an advanced apprenticeship in boat building with Oyster Yachts (another British Marine member), was praised for being a role model for young women in the marine industry. Danielle joined City College with aspirations of learning to build high-performance yachts.

Princess Yachts
Yet another double, this time for British Marine member Princess Yachts (based in Plymouth), which picked up Business of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year, as well as being a finalist in the category for Communications of the Year at the Western Morning News Business Awards 2017

Goodchild Marine
And one last double award, this time for British Marine member Goodchild Marine (based in Great Yarmouth), which won Business of the Year and Great Business Idea at the Great Yarmouth Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2017.

Based in Dorset, Actisense has been recognised with a Product of Excellence Award from the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) in the US for the third year running. The Actisense NGT-1, an NMEA 2000 to PC interface, won top honours in the NMEA 2000 sensor category.

2018 Motor Boat Awards

The finalists for next year’s awards have been announced and five British Marine members have received a combined eight nominations across four of the nine categories. Those members nominated are:

Sportcruisers over 45ft
Fairline Targa 53 Open
Fairline Targa 63 GTO
Princess S60

Wheelhouse and cockpit cruisers
Cockwells Duchy 35
MB Yachts Rene 36

Flybridges up to 60ft
Fairline Squadron 53

Flybridges over 60ft
Princess 62
Sunseeker Manhattan 66

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