Gala Dinner

The winners were announced on 15 November 2017 at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner during METSTRADE 2017 in the enchanting National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

The venue

The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam dates from 1656 and is home to the second-largest maritime collection in the world. Originally designed as a storehouse for the Admiralty of Amsterdam in the Golden Age when Amsterdam was the largest port and marketplace in the world. To this day it remains an imposing and impressive building, exuding history and making it the perfect location for The National Maritime Museum and the Boat Builder Awards 2017.


All nomination entries by category are scrutinised by an international panel of seven judges chaired by: Ed Slack, Editor in Chief at IBI. Ed was joined on the panel by:

James Grazebrook
Lars-Ake Redeen
Michael Verdon
Michel Luizet
Klaus Roder
Hugo Andreae




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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. ”