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These organisations make the Boat Builder Awards possible

Headline sponsor

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. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include radar, navigation aids, sonar, instruments, auto-pilots, thermal imaging, communications, satellite TV, software and integrated systems.

Retail marketing initiative

Glomex Since 35 years, Glomex is a leading company in the manufacturing of antennas, monitoring and entertainment systems for nautical sector. Glomex has two missions: understanding the requirements of the market and serving yachtsmen and enterprises with the best products on the market. Today, Glomex is a strong reality that has consolidates commercial partnerships all over the world with distributors, the largest shipyards and the most important boat builders. Moreover, Glomex is the only company of nautical sector offering a lifetime warranty on its products, certain about their high quality and reliability that pass many tests such us: UV-ray exposure, environmental test, mechanical, electric and electronic strain. Glomex, the best in marine antennas. This is the key point of a company that, since 1984, has been pursuing a single goal: providing high quality marine antennas with an excellent value for money.

International Distributor or dealer development

Volvo Penta aims to be the most forward thinking and customer-focused supplier of sustainable power solutions. Innovative solutions that comply with the modern, socially responsible definition of premium and both meet and exceed the demands of a 21st century marketplace. Through marine and industrial engines and systems, they aim for total sustainability – economic, social and environmental. 

Collaborative Solution between a production boat builder and its supply chain partner (for yachts under 24m)

Ultraflex is born in 1935 as flexible metal hose manufacturer. Only a few years later it starts to produce push pull cables.

Who has been following their growth and technical development along the past time might think to an ideal path, or to a marine wake which starting from mechanical control cables has later widened to mechanical controls, steering helms and wheels, hydraulic steering systems and recently to electronic controls.

Collaborative Solution between a superyacht builder and its supply chain partner (For yachts of over 24m)

LUMISHORE is recognised by the world's leading boatbuilders as the market leader for high performance, function rich underwater lighting and control systems. Exceeding the exacting standards of the world's most recognised boatbuilders, LUMISHORE designs and builds practical, easily installed systems that enable discerning owners to enjoy the most beautiful and stunning underwater lighting effects.

Innovative on-board design solution

FUSION is recognized as an innovator of world leading marine entertainment products and award-winning technologies. Sailing on the cutting edge of design and engineering, FUSION entertainment delivers unparalleled performance and connectivity on the open seas.

Innovation in a production process

Dometic is delighted to sponsor the Innovation in a Production Process at the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement.

Dometic is a product and market oriented organization. Their product focus pushes the innovative borders and their market oreintated approach continuously helps them to define new product bundles and concepts. The dualitiy of their focus results in great value, and their products are now sold in almost 100 countries and produced mainlu in their wholly owned production facilities around the world.

Environmental Initiative

UCINA, the Italian marine industry association is a non-profit organization for the development and promotion of the boating sector, as well as encouraging knowledge about the sea and boating tourism.

UCINA interacts on an institutional level with political, social, and governmental forces. It maintains active relationships with the Ministries of Infrastructures, Transportation, Economic Development, Environment, Economics and Finance, and with the European Community in relation to the acknowledgment and uniform application of norms on the subject of pleasure boating.

Marine Resources

Best apprenticeship or training scheme

Marine Resources: Marine Resources offer a fully managed bespoke Recruitment service and headhunting services. Our Recruitment Consultants have a genuine passion and knowledge for the marine industry. Marine Resources use their expertise to source exceptional talent within the shore based leisure and super yacht industry.


Rising Star (working for a boatbuilder and up to age 35)

Gurit: Having made its name in the high-end race boat market over 30 years ago, Gurit now supplies the full spectrum of marine projects worldwide. Production boats focusing on manufacturing efficiencies, superyachts with unique design features, commercial and military vessels requiring robust yet low weight construction, as well as current race yacht programmes looking for cutting edge performance, are all benefiting from Gurit’s complete composite solution.p>

Side-Power Sleipner

Lifetime achievement Award

Sleipner Motor is based in Fredrikstad, Norway where we have manufactured high quality parts for the marine industry since 1908. While working at the cutting edge of both product and production technology, the philosophy made necessary by the tough Norwegian waters have not changed since the early years: "making products you can rely on".

Pre-dinner Drinks

Kohler is a company of fearless thinkers driven to make you more powerful with reliable engines, generators and UPS solutions. For the last 100 years, their engines, generators and UPS products have powered homes, hospitals, lawn mowers, stadiums and everything in-between.

After dinner drinks

Sunbrella is founded on the belief that fabrics should be both beautiful and functional. We began in the 1960s with the challenge of creating an awning canvas with a substantially longer lifespan than cotton. Sunbrella has become widely adopted for shade structures, marine canvas and upholstery fabric for both outdoor and indoor applications.

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