The choir's most notable achievement was winning at the international sea shanty festival in Kotka in 1981. The winning performance included tales of Raahe seamen sailing life during the late 1800s, when Raahe was Finland's most important shipowner city.
In 1982, Finnish YLE TV-2 and Raahe Laulutoverit made a movie called 'Above (riding) the waves', which was based on their choir sea shanty song repertoire.
Later, the choir has made numerous recordings, for example with YLE Finnish Radio and these are in the tape archives. YLE TV has recorded music composed by Kaj Chydenius for Laulutoverit along with songs sung by Pasi Jääskeläinen on the deck of a ship.
In the autumn of 1993 Laulutoverit did a programme with Estonian television in Tallinn, which was selected as the best presentation of the week program based on viewer votes.