Amsterdam | 2017, 14 - 16 November

Boat Builder Awards

The Boat Builder Awards returns to continue to celebrate business achievement within the marine industry. The Awards are designed to recognise individual and team success within boat building companies globally across the eight categories of business achievement.

The winners will be announced on 15 November 2017 at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner during METSTRADE 2017 in the enchanting National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. Nomination is open now. Tickets sales will be available in August.

Interested in sponsoring?

There are still opportunities available! Join us as a partner and raise your company profile whilst celebrating outstanding achievements within the industry.
Contact us for more information. Philip Pereira on + 44 (0) 7866462577 or Philip@ibiplus.co.uk.

Why should you sponsor the Boat Builder Awards 2017?

Drive brand awareness
Align your brand with IBI and METSTRADE at the Boat Builder Awards 2017 to ensure you are at the forefront of the industry.

Win new business
Network with new and existing contacts to seize new business opportunities and maintain strong working relationships

Entertain clients
Be seen in the industry as an advocate of development and innovation.

Get an impression of 2016

 

Federico Peruccio

Marketing and Communications Manager at Monte Carlo Yachts

“The Boat Builder's Awards are amongst the most important recognitions in the industry and Monte Carlo Yachts has been proud and thrilled for being awarded with this top honour. Back in 2010, Monte Carlo Yachts introduced a world-class modular construction process inspired by the concepts in Lean manufacturing that made waves in the yachting world. The Boat Builder's Award recognition proves that our yachts combine aesthetic and functional qualities, technical reliability and an efficient and innovative production environment rarely seen in the industry.”

Awards

The Boat Builder Awards have been organised since 2015 by METSTRADE and IBI to recognise individual and team success within boat building companies globally across the eight categories of business achievement. Outstanding initiatives and colleagues have already been rewarded during the past two editions and the industry still offers many more admirable projects and people!

Retail Marketing Initiative (available)

Outstanding creative retail marketing initiative introduced in 2016/17. This could be anything from imaginative ideas for the promotion of new boat sales in print or online, outstanding boat show exhibits, successful partnerships or local promotions at dealer level where the boat builder has had a significant input.

Boat Builder International Distributor/ Dealer Development – (Lumnishore)

Teams or individuals who have shown significant expansion of their boat building business through export success during 2016/2017 and the expansion of their distributor or dealer networks resulting in increased export sales.

Boat Builder & Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution (Ultraflex )

An instance where a supplier and a boat builder have worked together from a conceptual stage to improve an aspect of the boats performance or on board services during 2016-2017.

Innovative On-board Design Solution (Fusion)

Innovative on-board design feature in 2016-2017, which enhance the owners enjoyment of their boats.

Innovation in a Production Process (Dometic)

Innovators within boat building production and have improved efficiency, cut costs or improved quality.

Best Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme (Marine Resources)

Running the best in boat building apprenticeship and training schemes in 2016-2017.

Live Time Achievement Award (Side-power)

A boat builder who has made a life time’s contribution to the industry in terms of establishing a world renowned brand which is a leader in its segment.

Environmental Initiative

Boat builders who have implemented and contributed to environmental sustainability over 2016-2017.
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Nominate

Entries for the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, are now open!

Please nominate companies or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry during the past year in any of the eight award categories. This could either be an aspect of your own company`s achievement or another company or person who you would like to propose.

Make your nomination now »

Jury

All nomination entries by category will be scrutinised by an international panel of seven judges chaired by Ed Slack, Editor in Chief at IBI. Ed will be joined on the panel by Klaus Roder, Michel Luizet, Lars-Ake Redeen, Hugo Andreae, James Grazebrook and Michael Verdon.

Organisers

The IBI METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement are organised jointly by METSTRADE Show organiser RAI Amsterdam and IBI publisher Boating Communications Ltd.

METSTRADE
METSTRADE is the world’s leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry with its flagship event METSTRADE Show; the largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry worldwide.

International Boat Industry (IBI)
International Boat Industry (IBI) is the leading business-to-business magazine and website (IBI-plus.com) covering the global recreational marine trade. The magazine and its related daily newsletter, IBI-plus.com, are received by over 14,000 professionals in the industry.

Attend Gala dinner

The winners will be announced on 15 November 2017 at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner during METSTRADE 2017 in the enchanting National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

Tickets for the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine will be available in July.