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Announcing this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winners

by Wooden Boat Festival 15 Jul 2022 15:56 UTC September 9-11, 2022
Hanke Family - Community Spirit & Culture Award winner © Wooden Boat Festival

The Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by First Fed will kick off this year's Wooden Boat Festival on Thursday, September 8th, at 5:30 pm!

This annual event recognizes exceptional contributions to the wooden boat community. For almost 15 years, we have celebrated people who have made wooden boating what it is! This year's honorees are:

Community Spirit & Culture: Hanke Family

Hanke is a name that's become synonymous with family-run small business entrepreneurship in Port Townsend. For three generations (soon to be four), Hanke couples, parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, siblings, or all of the above have been working together, creating Port-based businesses and volunteering in a variety of community and non-profit roles.

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Boatbuilding & Design: Steven Rander

Steven Rander was born in 1946 in Southern California and one of his first memories was of his father taking him sailing in Balboa on a rented daysailer when he was young. While still in school, Steve remembers building alongside his father small boats for neighbors and a small daysailer that gave a platform for he and his brother to learn to sail. The love of sailing was instilled early on in Steve's life and later became the primary moving force for both earning a living and establishing himself as one of the premier boat builders in the Pacific Northwest.

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We also look forward to celebrating last year's Lifetime Achievement awardees at this year's ceremony—David King for Community Spirit & Culture, Diana Talley for Community Spirit & Culture, and Jim Franken for Boatbuilding & Design.

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