Shetland Boat Week is an inclusive community event, made possible by the support of our sponsors.
Shetland Amenity Trust manage Shetland Boat Week and we are 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.
In 2019 we were delighted to be supported by the following key sponsors.
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.
Seafood Shetland was formed in 2003 following the amalgamation of Shetland Fish Processors' Association (SFPA)and Shetland Shellfish Growers' Association (SSGA).
The new organisation represents the interests of companies involved in all aspects of fish processing and shellfish growing.
All year round, Shetland seafood is exported throughout the world. Excellent handling, processing and distribution methods guarantee that products arrive in prime condition.
As well as farming, harvesting, and supplying fish and shellfish to every corner of the globe, outstanding, award-winning Seafood Shetland processors have created some of the finest and most innovative products available.
The seafood industry has supported generation after generation of Shetlander, protecting our rural communities and remaining an integral part of our lives.
It is currently worth £300 million a year to the islands and surpasses the value of the oil, gas, agriculture, tourism, and creative industries combined.