Concours d’Élegance

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All boats exhibiting at the WoodenBoat Show, on land or in-water, are invited to participate in the Concours d’Élegance to compete for awards in a number of categories including Judge’s Choice and Special Achievement.

Enter the Concours d’Élegance

What follows is the 2016 list of winners. Thank you to all the participants! The level of craftsmanship you bring to the WoodenBoat Show never fails to impress. Special thanks also to the Concours d’Élegance sponsor, Heritage Marine Insurance, and the team of judges.

Winners of the 2016 Concours d’Élegance

Judge’s Award:

MINK — 32′ Buzzards Bay 25, 1914 — Brad Baker / MP&G

Special Achievement:

SEA REBEL — 44′ O’Neal Sportfish, 1969 — Warren R. Jacques

Awards for Sailboats

Category Boat Name Owner/Company
Professionally Built MARIAH — 16′ Herreshoff 12½, 2016 Artisan Boatworks
Owner Built ALIZEE — 40′ Dudley Dix, 2016 Bill Connor
Professionally Restored SANTANA — 55′ S&S, 1935 Loughborough Marine Interests, LLC / East Passage Boatwrights
Professionally Maintained PANDORA — 19′ Huddleston catboat, 1991 Burt & Drew Staniar / Arey’s Pond Boat Yard
Owner Maintained KAIKOURA — 36′ S&S Gulfstream, 1955 Thorpe Leeson

Awards for Powerboats

Category Boat Name Owner/Company
Professionally Built SKYE — 26′ weekend cruiser, 2015 D.N. Hylan and Associates
Owner Built VIRGINIA BAILEY — 27′ Glass Cabin Launch, 2015 Allen Head
Professionally Restored FANITA JR. — 32′ Fay and Bowen, 1916 Tumblehome Boatshop
Owner Restored KATHY — 27′ Robert Rich, 1970 Frank Chase
Professionally Maintained SALAR — 40′ lobster boat, 1955 Thomas Townsend Custom Marine Woodworking
Owner maintained No name — 14′ Penn Yan, 1954 John Richards

Awards for Manually Powered Boats

Category Boat Name Owner/Company
Professionally Built BLUEFIN — 12′ stand-up paddleboard, 2016 Kyle Schaefer & Kent Scovill / Tidal Roots
Owner Built FINE L LEE — 14′ Gartside Dinghy, 2016 Jim Ray
Professionally Restored No name — 16′ Lawley Dinghy, 1929 Day & Age LLC


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