From a video portrait of a 70 year old modern-day pirate who still today collects extraordinary maritime artefacts off the sea bed by means of an early 20th Century diving suit. To a boat builder who remembers the Champagne cracking "first time!" at the launch of beautiful cutter in 1937 – Classic Yacht TV's video playlist of classic boat characters is a humbling record of history.

Click on the arrows above to scroll through selected classic boat videos on 'Characters'. Click the film title to watch video.