Awards and Publicity


Best Power Boat & Best Overall Aesthetics
35’ Spencer Lincoln lobsteryacht Wahbunoong, Mahone Bay, 1992

70' (LOD) gaff schooner Tree of Life named to
‘100 Greatest Sailing Yachts in North America’
by SAIL Magazine on advice of yacht designers & sailing experts, 1993

Best Power Boat & Concours d’Elegance Award
42' Dave Gerr tunnel-drive Belle Marie, Mahone Bay, 1996

Covey Island Boatworks 
• 1994 First Foreign Membership in the U.K.’s Wooden Boatbuilders’ Trade Association
• 2003 Export Achievement Award for Product Development from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and Nova Scotia Business Inc. 
• 2005 Export Achievement Award by the Lunenburg County Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade
• 2005 Export Growth Award by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association 
• 2006 Honourary Mention, Leader of the Year Award by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association
• 2011 Company Development & Growth Award by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association

1st Place Blue Ribbon (Power Boat)
36' Spencer Lincoln lobsteryacht Hollandaise, Wooden Boat Show, Mystic, 1997

Prettiest in Show
Tree of Life, Bay of Islands Classic Regatta, New Zealand, 1997

Prettiest in Race
Tree of Life, Darwin to Ambon Race, 1997

1st Overall 
70' schooner Tree of Life, Bay of Islands Classic Regatta, New Zealand, 1997

Concours d’Elegance
Marguerite T, Antigua Classic Regatta, 1998 
Best Privately Maintained - Chance, Antigua Classic Regatta, 2001

2nd over the Line
Westernman, Mahone Bay Classic, 1998

1st Place in Class
Marguerite T, Antigua Classic Regatta, 1998
Marguerite T, Barry, U.K., Pilots Trophy, 1999
Eleanor Mary, Fowey Classic Race, 1999
Eleanor Mary, Falmouth Classic Race, 1999
Alice Wragg, Martin's River Regatta, 1999
Alice Wragg, Mahone Bay Classic, 1999
Tree of Life, Antigua Classic Regatta, 2000
Eleanor Mary, Spirit of Tradition Class, America's Cup Jubilee, 2005

Best Restoration (Woodstock Boatbuilders Award)
Marguerite T, Antigua Classic Regatta, 1999

1st in Three Races, 1st in class
Chance, Antigua Classic Regatta, 2001

Eleanor Mary, Royal Thames Yacht Club Challenge, 2000

Top 50 Custom Sailboats in North America
American Yacht Review, published by Ocean Navigator
• Westernman 51 Eleanor Mary & Westernman 40 Alice Wragg both named in the 1999 Edition
• 40' Spencer Lincoln schooner Junket 2000
• 52' Sparkman & Stephens sloop Barbara Ann2001
• 57' L. Francis Herreshof Bounty ketch Elsie2003

Top Two Hundred Traditional Sailboats 
Eleanor Mary, voted #133 on the list of boats
ever to appear in Classic Boat Magazine (U. K.), Feb 2005 

1st over the line
Maggie B, 'big-boat' single-handed race, 2006 Antigua Classic Regatta

1st place & Concours d'Elegance
Maggie B, two-man gig race, 2006 Antigua Classic Regatta

3rd in Class
Maggie B, Class D race, 2006 Antigua Classic Regatta