Falmouth-based Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding could win yet another industry award if local people support them by logging on by the end of the month and voting for them.

Having already been crowned the winner of the wheelhouse and cockpit cruisers category of Motor Boat & Yachting magazine’s annual Motor Boat of the Year Awards, the latest model in Cockwells’ popular Duchy Motor Launch series – the Duchy 35 – has now been shortlisted in the powered vessel – new build category of the 2018 Classic Boat Awards.

These awards recognise outstanding craftsmanship and all you need to do to cast your vote is log onto classicboat.co.uk, select Classic Boat Awards 2018, the powered vessel – new build category and Cockwells’ Duchy 35.

Duchy motor launches are classically-designed, handcrafted, semi-production vessels that are created by Cockwells’ skilled craftsmen. Built in low maintenance composites, these launches can be customised with a seemingly infinite number of optional extras: from teak decks and leather seating to bespoke crockery and glassware in tailor-made stowage.

Building on the success of the brand’s flagship, the Duchy 27, and the stylish open day boat, the Duchy 21, the Duchy 35 provides spacious accommodation for up to ten day guests or a luxurious weekend berth for two with a choice of one- or two-cabin layouts.

Singled out by the judges of the Classic Boat Awards 2018 because of its superb build, spacious design and star quality at the Southampton Boat Show, the winners will be announced in the May issue of Classic Boat magazine, which is published in April.

“We are delighted that the Duchy 35 has been nominated for another prestigious award from industry professionals,” said founder and managing director, Dave Cockwell. “Our design team and highly skilled craftsmen who bring those designs to life in meticulous detail fully deserve this recognition and I hope the public will get behind the Cockwells team and cast their votes.”

In a double whammy for the Cockwells clan, the public can also vote for Dave Cockwell’s step-son, Max Campbell, who has been nominated in the yachtsman of the year category in the same awards following his solo crossing of the Atlantic in a wooden sloop that he had restored in a corner of Cockwells’ Mylor Creek Boatyard just weeks before his 21st birthday.