By the industry, for the industry

The Boat Builder Awards were initiated by METSTRADE and International Boat Industry magazine (IBI) in 2015, to recognise the achievements of boat building and shipyard companies globally, as well as the teams and individuals that make them successful. It has since then grown to become a prestigious and widely recognised awards programme.

For the sixth edition, IBI and METSTRADE are running a special one-off format of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020. It will acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and accommodate the safety of those attending the final announcements.

Headline sponsored since inception by our valued partner,  Raymarine, this year’s Awards will involve a 30-minutes virtual award ceremony and online, interactive networking event which is part of METSTRADE Connect a virtual event taken place on Thursday the 10th December 2020, with five key awards – two of which will be entirely new categories spotlighting the industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The online Boat Builder Awards ceremony will start at 16.00 CET and will be available to watch via the METSTRADE Connect web based interactive platform, which will be released shortly. To gain access to this online platform, a free of charge registration is required. More details are available on as of November 1st.


Participation in the Boat Builder Awards competition is free. It is open to boatbuilders, shipyards, and manufacturers of leisure boats and superyachts or, for some categories, those employed by them.

Please nominate your own business, or tell us about a prizeworthy company, initiative or individual via the button below:

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Headline Sponsor: Raymarine

Raymarine has been the headline sponsor of the Boat Builder Awards ever since the very first edition in 2015Raymarine a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational, boating and light commercial marine markets.

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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. ”

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

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) 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.