By the industry, for the industry

The Boat Builder Awards were initiated by METSTRADE and International Boat Industry magazine (IBI) in 2015, to recognise individual and team success within boat building companies globally. It has since then grown to become a prestigious and widely recognised awards programme.

Nominees are acknowledged across ten categories of business achievement and a number of outstanding initiatives and colleagues have already been rewarded in previous editions. However, the industry still offers many more admirable projects and people and so our search for inspiration continues.

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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.