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 business achievements of leisure boat builders, 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 special two-and a half hour award ceremony and networking event at RAI Amsterdam on the first evening of METSTRADE (Tuesday, 17th November ), with five key awards – two of which will be entirely new categories spotlighting the industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Entry is free. 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 2015. Raymarine 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. ”



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 (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.