The new year is upon us, nominations have been collected, and the Northwest Yachting council has spoken. Here are the winners of the first ever Northwest Marine Champion Awards! These 12 categories represent a broad swath of boating culture from our furry first mates to outstanding new yacht brokerages in our attempt to celebrate the work hard, play hard element of this colorful world we call home.
All too often, the good work of those who’ve devoted their lives to making boating in these parts a delight go about their days without well-earned public applause. Likewise, as with the categories of Supreme Boat Name and Beloved Chief Cook/Mixologist, being playful on the water is just as important.
These decisions were not easy as there were many fine nominations, which encourages us to keep this award series chugging into the foreseeable future. This first round was highly experimental in nature (as first rounds tend to be), and we’re eager for suggestions of additional categories to add, methodology to tweak, and more. In the meanwhile, enjoy the read and send out those appreciative vibes as you embrace our watery playground.