Gala Dinner

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

Tickets for the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine will be available in July.

Why attend?

✔ Celebrate with the most innovative people in the industry;

✔ Connect with colleagues, suppliers and boatbuilders;

✔ Meet the finalists who represent the very best of the boatbuilding industry

✔ Reward your team for their performance this year

✔ Experience an inspirational evening in the spectacular glass roofed Open Courtyard of the National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam


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

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




Headline Sponsor: Raymarine

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 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.