Northwest Yachting is accepting nominations for the second annual Northwest Marine Champion Awards. This award series was started last year to give long-overdue recognition to hardworking (and hard boating) professionals in the Pacific Northwest marine industry who lead, create, and inspire.
Please take a moment and reflect on the deserving marine industry figures in your life. To nominate, make your case in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The process is open until Tuesday, December 10. There are six categories this year:
Excellence in Industry Education 2018 Winner:
Tory Gerring, Core Plus initiative
This award recognizes the outstanding work of an educational organization or individual who champions the marine trades in the Pacific Northwest.
Exemplary Marina Manager 2018 Winner:
Kathy Garcia, ports of Port Orchard and Bremerton
This award recognizes a marina manager who goes above and beyond the job to facilitate the best possible boating experience for his or her tenants.
Most Energized Yacht Club 2018 Winner:
Des Moines Yacht Club
Regardless of membership size, this yacht club strives to be the best boaters they can be and are always scheming the next grand day out on the water.
Terrific Boatyard Professional 2018 Winner:
Nigel Barron, CSR Marine
It is in the spirit of gratitude that we offer this recognition for a boatyard professional who demonstrates incredible knowledge, takes deadlines seriously, and has mastery of their craft.
Outstanding New Yacht Brokerage 2018 Winner:
Rob Sanderson of Port Townsend Boat Company
This category recognizes a yacht brokerage that opened within the last two years for outstanding customer service and business practices.
Outstanding Environmental Leadership 2018 Winner:
Aaron Barnett of Washington Sea Grant
This person or organization is recognized for oustanding efforts to protect our environment so future generations of boaters can enjoy our watery paradise.