We were thrilled to find out that Carlotta – our resident 1899 Bristol Pilot Cutter – has won the 2019 Classic Boat Magazine Award for “Best Restoration of the Year” over 40ft.
Having had considerable restoration work completed at the Abernethy & Gaudin Boatyard on Vancouver Island, Carlotta came to us with further work required in order to get her afloat. The job list included replacing decayed planks in the stern, fixing leaking seams, deck caulking, ballast, fitting a new stove, plumbing and extensive rigging work.
It’s wonderful that she has an owner with the enthusiasm, passion and determination to bring her back from the wilderness and inject her with a new lease of life. We would like to thank everyone who voted for her.