WorkBoat recognized the 10 Significant Boats of 2022 and named its Boat of the Year at an awards ceremony at the International WorkBoat Show yesterday. The 2022 Boat of the Year is the Monjed 2, an 85'x26'x12' fire, rescue and patrol boat built by Metalcraft Marine for the Kuwait Fire Force. The boat was designed by Walker Marine Design Ltd.

Only boats that appeared in WorkBoat magazine from December 2021 to November 2022 were considered.

2022 WorkBoat 10 Significant Boats (in alphabetical order):

Apalachicola: 338'x93'6" Fast Transport Ship

OWNER: U.S. Navy

Mark W. Barker: 639'x78'x45' Great Lakes Bulk Carrier

OWNER: Interlake Steamship
BUILDER: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
DESIGNER: Bay Engineering

Courageous: 157'x40' Catamaran Ferry

OWNER: Seastreak
BUILDER: Midship Marine
DESIGNER: Incat Crowther

Double Down: 48'x18'x4'10" Charter Boat

OWNER: Big Dan's Fishing Charters
BUILDER: Brix Marine
DESIGNER: Brix Marine

Eddie Somers: 94'x27'x10' Buoy Tender/Icebreaker

OWNER: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
BUILDER: Blount Boats
Designer: BMT Designers & Planners

Georgetown Heritage Canal Boat: 80'x12'x5'6" Tour Boat

OWNER: Georgetown Heritage
BUILDER: Roudebush Yacht & Engine Works
DESIGNER: Tridentis

Kvitbjørn: 48'x13.8' Sightseeing Vessel/Ferry

OWNER: Hurtigruten Svalbard
BUILDER: Marell Boats AB
DESIGNER: Hurtigruten Svalbard, Marell Boats AB, Volvo Penta

Miss Katie: 156'3"x35'x10'9" Dredge

OWNER: EJE Dredging Services
BUILDER: Conrad Shipyard
DESIGNER: Jensen Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Monjed 2: 85'x26'x12' Fire, Rescue and Patrol Boat

OWNER: Kuwait Fire Force
BUILDER: MetalCraft Marine
DESIGNER: Walker Marine Design Ltd.

Tobin: 49' Survey Boat

OWNER: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
BUILDER: Silver Ships
DESIGNER: Silver Ships

David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.

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