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 and tickets sales will be available in July.

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

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 impresssion of 2016



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 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 ( covering the global recreational marine trade. The magazine and its related daily newsletter,, are received by over 14,000 professionals in the industry.


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.


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

This year’s event will be hotly contested across eight award categories.

Buy ticketS

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