Shetland Boat Week is an inclusive community event, made possible by the support of our sponsors.
The organisers of Shetland Boat Week are grateful for the assitance recieved from the following groups and companies - without which the event would not be possible.
Shetland Amenity Trust, the events managing organisation, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of everything that is distinctive about Shetland's cultural and natural heritage. Created in 1983, the Trust continues to deliver an extensive range of high quality heritage and culture projects, in partnership with a range of local, national and international agencies.
The Trust is proud to be part of a community which takes great pride and pleasure in our cultural and natural heritage, embracing traditions, dialect and our physical environment in all of its activities.
Visit the Shetland Amenity Trust website.
Established in 1992 by John Henderson to specialise in marine engineering solutions, Ocean Kinetics has expanded to become the local engineering experts in fabrication, oil and gas, renewables and fishing and aquaculture, and are a perfect partner to represent the modern aspect of the maritime sector.
Now based in three locations between Lerwick and Aberdeen, the company has the capacity to meet demand from international customers as well as local trade and public sectors. 2017 is the second year Ocean Kinetics have sponsored the event.
Serco Ltd have been operating the NorthLink Ferries connection between Shetland and the Scottish mainland since 5th July 2012.
There are three passenger vessels on the Shetland route: the MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey with two additional freight vessels: the MV Hildasay and the MV Helliar.
Serco NorthLink Ferries sail daily from Aberdeen to Lerwick with frequent calls at Kirkwall, and from Scrabster on the north coast of Scotland to Stromness in Orkney. Ferries operate 363 days per year providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders, visitors, goods and supplies all travelling by Serco NorthLink Ferries.
NorthLink Ferries are second year sponsors, having supported the event last year to send representatives to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.
Lerwick Port Authority manage the main port, in Lerwick. Lerwick Harbour, with modern, versatile facilities for a wide variety of users, is the principal commercial port for Shetland and a key component in the islands’ economy.
At the crossroads of the North Sea and North-east Atlantic, Lerwick Harbour is Britain’s “Top Port” – the most northerly commercial harbour in the country. With two entrances, the sheltered, deep-water port is open to shipping in all weathers and operates around the clock, handling over 5,000 vessels annually.
Shetland Boat Week are delighted to welcome Lerwick Port Authority 'aboard' as sponsors for the 2017 event.
Shetland Museum and Archives is a five-star rated visitor attraction sitting on the historic restored Hay's Dock in Lerwick. The award winning service includes two Recognised collections of National Significance, and an extensive, active collection of restored and replica Shetland model boats, built to the exact specifications of the originals.
Shetland Museum and Archives is the hub for Shetland heritage and culture, and will be the social hub of Shetland Boat Week. A full range of activities are planned in the building and on the Dock during the week for the public to get involved with. This will also act as the information point for anyone wishing to find out more about other events and purchase tickets.