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 on our productions.
Classic Yacht TV offers valuable visibility, communication and opportunity to advertisers who want to place themselves – their products and services – in front of an active classic yacht sailing global audience.
Our clients want to switch from print to having a digital presence – we've seen a big shift towards that in the last couple of years. CYTV is able to provide Live ENGAGEMENT & Daily INFLUENCE: Reaching and influencing as we speak through CYTV to decision makers.
The opportunity is now – today! You could be showcasing progress on projects in the boat shed, airing live news via video footage from a charter yacht on delivery. Through CYTV place you products/services showing the benefits rather than a fixed advert in a magazine.
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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."
In the spring of 2012, Emily drew up plans for a classic boat style TV channel to be launched online. Having worked as a photographer for British title 'Classic Boat' magazine, which then had a large global audience, she had a new vision: To create and publish videos and articles made accessible, for free, online.
Interesting content is at the heart of CYTV's constitution. Real stories of people and their existence on board boats with rich history is what drives the idea of CYTV.
The love of sailing, that is a huge part of Emily's life stems from growing up on the water, and at times living on board, sculling around on the East Coast of England and beyond.
She attended university in Farnham (UK) at UCA, where she received a BA (hons) in Photography in 2009 – her final project was acquired by the Imperial War Museum, London.
Noel's an avid cinematographer, film director and collector of exquisite traditional dinghies – he's based on the East Coast of England. Noel can be found either behind the camera or tending to his large collection of boats including 'Hardy', a 1910 Summers & Payne gaff cutter rigged yacht lying in Maldon. In 2012, Noel was super excited to see Classic Yacht TV's launch and continues to be a cruicial part of what we do. He has produced films abroad with his assistant for Classic Yacht TV, he works to advise us on equipment and direction style.
Noel's an experienced sailor and, an even more of an experienced owner – he's owned Hardy (pictured above) for nearly 30 years undertaking most of her maintanence himself.
Emma graduated from Falmouth University (UK) in 2015 with a 2:1 in BA Photography. While studying, she managed to start combining her photography, her love of boats and sailing – working on board Adix and Windrose at the Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth. Since completing university, Emma has been covering various regattas around the Mediterranean, including working for RORC for the 2015 Transatlantic Race, 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race and the 2016 RORC 600.
Emma filmed CYTV's recent release: 'Spectating the Classics in Antigua', and you'll be seeing more of her work during the 2016 sailing season.
Photo above of Emma and Alex G ready for lift-off. © TIM WRIGHT