The Boat Builder Awards

Celebrating the great achievements of our global industry


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The Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, jointly run by IBI and METSTRADE, recognises the significant contributions of individuals, teams and supply chain partners within boat building companies globally. This prestigious and widely recognised awards programme has been supported since inception by headline sponsor, Raymarine.

The critical influence of boat and superyacht production and refit activity across the whole industry cannot be under-estimated. The 2021 edition of the Boat Builder Awards will raise awareness of the great work that has happened since last September by considering entries in six categories spanning design, innovation, collaborative working, environmental responsibility, marketing and personal achievement.

Entry to the Boat Builder Awards is free and open to boatbuilders, shipyards, and manufacturers of leisure boats and superyachts or, for some categories, those employed by them. Nominations can be made by anyone in the marine industry. See each category for the type of nomination expected.

The 2021 Winners have been announced!


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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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; 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.

Photo: 2019 Winners Boat Builder Awards