Nominations open for Boat Builder Awards 2016

Companies are encouraged to nominate for any of this year’s eight award categories.

Nominations are now open for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE.

Visitors to the awards’ dedicated website,, are encouraged to nominate for any of this year’s eight award categories by following the quick and easy online process. The awards categories are:

  • Retail marketing initiative
  • International distributor/dealer development
  • Boatbuilder and equipment manufacturer collaborative solution
  • Innovative onboard design solution
  • Innovation in a production process
  • Environmental initiative
  • Best apprenticeship and training scheme
  • Lifetime achievement award

Judging for the awards, to take place at a gala dinner on November 16 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, will be based on nominations submitted via, which will then be scrutinised by a soon-to-be-announced international panel of judges.

The shortlisted entries will be invited to attend what promises to be another spectacular evening under the glittering dome of the National Maritime Museum’s historic courtyard.

Now in its second year, the prestigious Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement recognises and rewards the outstanding business achievements of individuals and teams within a number of key areas in the global leisure boatbuilding industry.

For more information about the event and how to nominate, visit