About Classic Yacht TV
About Classic Yacht TV
Classic Yacht TV is a video channel premiering the best films in classic yacht and traditional sailing culture across boat building, regattas and classic boat savoir-faire. We cover yacht design, boat building, racing, cruising, lifestyle and interesting characters who we find and discover while sailing.
CYTV was founded to both share stories via free access online and to archive the history of these stunning vessels. We appreciate the required traditional skills and modern craftsmanship that keeps these yachts, boats and dinghies sailing – allowing them to remain part of our maritime culture for future generations.
Through the leading medium of video and using the latest technology, we're producing insightful scenes of sailing action, craftsmanship and interesting stories with which brands, services and products can be featured in the form of advertising. We know that to keep these classic boats going, we need to support the companies serving this niche. Classic Yacht TV is different to a printed publication, our videos and content have an infinite shelf-life – we're not letting your adverts get dusty on the bookcase!
We are really interested in finding out what you think! Have you a suggestion for content, or is it your content? Restorations, boat yard news – even your family's summer cruise would be of great interest to us.
CYTV offers valuable visibility
CYTV offers valuable visibility
Classic Yacht TV is proud to be giving companies and brands exposure with our productions, stories and advertising spaces.
Classic Yacht TV offers valuable visibility, communication and an opportunity to advertisers who want to place themselves – their products and services – in front of an active classic yacht sailing global audience.
CYTV is able to provide Live ENGAGEMENT & Daily INFLUENCE: Reaching and influencing as we speak through CYTV to decision makers online.
The opportunity is now – today! We offer services to produce and distribute content for all aspects of classic yachting, the boat yards, the events, hotels, clothing, yachts for sale, charter yachts and art dealers: Classic yacht brokerage marketing, Charter yacht video advertising, Advertorial features, Advertorial & Video, Private commissions.
Through CYTV you can regularly place content featuring your products/services in front of an engaged audience looking to consume new, freely accessible media. Contact us to discuss the long-lasting benefits over print advertising.
Charles Wroe, Captain and owner's representative of Herreshoff schooner 'Mariette' and schooner 'Kelpie of Falmouth'.
"Specifically Emily has been in charge of producing a series of films charting the progress of the Kelpie of Falmouth rebuild project. That role soon changed into being in charge of our PR generally and organising valuable background work researching and chasing up historical leads into Kelpie’s past in America.
She did such a good job for us that I thought; whether it is someone who wants to make a promo film for sales and charter marketing, to record an important event like a boat's birthday party or a particular regatta, maybe making a record of a charter holiday for a family, I recommend Emily Harris/Classic Yacht TV for these services.
I understand that her current projects include a film about British working sailboats showing at a New York film festival and the documentation of a big super yacht build. Emily is really into yachting and particularly yacht racing. She is a good sailor, obviously knows how to use a camera, is reliable and competent. I’ve no hesitation recommending her."
Barbara Bridgman, Cremyll Keelboats @ Mashford's Boatyard, Cornwall. (Huff of Arklow production)
"Fantastic production from a professional, first class film maker. Emily visited the restoration just twice but, in that short time, she grasped the core of the design, its innovation and the human relationships which developed the concept all along.
Her film transmits complicated and sometimes, convoluted historic events with calm and clarity, highlighting various stepping stones in yacht design & construction and the amazing character of Uffa, as if we, the public, are just having a conversation between friends in the pub.
The finishing product is of such quality that Trustees of EISCA, HLF, Transport Trust, boatbuilders and designers have highly praised the production. Thank you Emily for helping Cremyll keelboats to tell the public the tale of the delivery of Huff of Arklow's restoration and her history with such keen and knowledgeable eye which only the real passionate and expert classic boat artist/sailor can demonstrate."
One of Emily’s first branded content video pieces retold a day on board the famously authentic, restored classic yacht ALTAIR racing the equally immaculate MARIQUITA, possibly two of the most well known classics in the world. Jim Thom’s narration as [then] captain of the legendary MARIQUITA gave this video real insight on his career as it came to an end with the yacht. Classic Yacht TV achieved dramatic racing scenes and exclusive footage from on board privately owned ALTAIR, intimacy and sentimental values in executing a very emotional interview with Jim Thom, an internationally acclaimed captain.
In 2013 CYTV worked with James Lawrence Sail makers, Spetses Classic Yacht Race, and working for an owner’s representative on schooner KELPIE OF FALMOUTH’s restoration. Producing, directing, distributing short form videos to chronicle the journey of her restoration through to her launch and when her Mediterranean racing campaign became fully established.
Emily's experience really stems from after graduating, with a BA (Hons) in Photography Emily jumped in the deep end, freelancing as a photographer and contributing writer for Classic Boat magazine, successfully kicking off her stint working within the yachting press. Her first feature and cover in 2010, marked the beginning of a number of years shooting editorially, including having 18 cover shots. Importantly, this also launched Emily into the commercial sphere – undertaking various marketing roles, PR, digital design, events in the marine industry.
Through a growing call for video production and distribution in this niche, an on-going request for video marketing strategy, frequency in digital publication and placement and additional marketing needs Emily has developed CYTV’s client base. Now working with Sandeman Yacht Company – the world’s most specialised, personal and holistic classic and vintage yacht broker; leading and ecologically conscious UK marina – classic restoration hub, Suffolk Yacht Harbour; Charter yachts, world-class mast makers Collars, owners requesting private commissions, charities and international classic yachting events.
In 2012 Emily’s vision was to set up a classic yacht and sailing lifestyle website that embraces the explosion of video and immersive media. Last year  Classic Yacht TV’s audience and reach grew by 30% and this year we begin to introduce more extensive services – packages in production and marketing campaigns as well as continuing to publish beautiful stories of real people and their existence on board boats with rich histories.
Alice's roots in sailing go back to summers spent in Mallorca with her family on board their classic gentleman's launch.
Alice maintains strong relationships with global brands working on their visibility and marketing campaigns within the sailing sphere, while she also has the ability to nous the needs of owners who prefer privacy over publicity. Working to showcase the most beautiful yachts in the world, she brings marketing, PR, logistics and regatta management to the table under her own company in partnership with Classic Yacht TV.
Noel's a professional cinematographer, director and collector of exquisite traditional dinghies. Based on the East Coast of England, Noel can be found either behind the camera or tending to HARDY, a 1910 Summers & Payne gaff cutter rigged yacht lying in Maldon that he's owned for 30 years.
An experienced sailor and, even more of an experienced owner Noel brings a wealth of cinematic knowledge on location and in the editing suite.
Emma graduated from Falmouth University (UK) BA Photography. She has combined her photography, her love of boats and sailing – working on board yachts like ADIX and WINDROSE. Covering various regattas in photo and video fomrat around the Mediterranean, the Carribbean and United States.
Paddy records, designs and mixes CYTV's sound tracks and voiceovers. In his spare time he can be found racing classic yachts, notably on board Jonathan Dyke's beautiful Robert Clark designed sloop CERESTE.