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Shetland Boat Week Sponsors Confirmed

Zoom Shetland Amenity Trust, organisers of Shetland Boat Week, is pleased to announce the key sponsors for this year’s event.

Lerwick Port Authority have committed support alongside last year’s sponsors Ocean Kinetics and Serco NorthLink Ferries. All three organisations are prominent within their industry and highly supportive of the local community, making them perfect sponsors for Shetland Boat Week.

Event co-ordinator, Emma Miller, said “We are delighted to receive financial support from our three main sponsors, which will enable us to make the second Shetland Boat Week bigger and better than the first.  The support we have had from our sponsors, and the wider community, has been fantastic and shows a real desire for this type of event; celebrating our maritime heritage alongside the modern industry.”

The range of events has increased this year, with additional boat trips planned and more boats on display. Favourites from last year including the tours of the NorthLink vessel and local pelagic boat, Adenia, will also be available alongside a series of talks, exhibitions and activities.  The keynote speaker for 2017 is Dr Matthew Tanner, Chairman of the s.s Great Britain Trust.

The full 2017 Shetland Boat Week programme will be officially launched on 2nd May and bookings will open for events at that time. Anyone who would like to keep up to date with developments can visit the website at www.shetlandboatweek.com or follow the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/shetlandboatweek.