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Last few days to get nominations in for Boat Builder Awards 2017

Last few days to get nominations in for Boat Builder Awards 2017


There are just twelve working days left to enter nominations for the third Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE. September 22 is the deadline for entries for the eight award categories, past winners of which have included Sunseeker, Azimut-Benetti, Brunswick, and Monte Carlo Yachts.

The awards, held on November 15 in the courtyard of the historic National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, have cemented themselves as the industry’s premier gala event.

Past winner Ferretti is one of a number of builders already onboard for this year’s event.

“The Ferretti Group has made huge investments and great efforts to find outstanding engineering and design innovations and successful solutions to enhance owners’ enjoyment on board,” said Stefano de Vivo, CCO of Ferretti Group that last year picked up the Innovative On Board Design Solution award sponsored by Fusion, for the submersible hatch on its Ferretti 850. De Vivo added: “The Boat Builder Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the worldwide marine industry, therefore we are proud to once again compete for this prestigious prize. Moreover, it’s held during METSTRADE, one of the most interesting trade fairs where we can meet our main partners and research with them new technical solutions.”


Nominations can be entered via a quick and simple-to-use online nomination page on Entries should be as specific as possible and nominators should upload only relevant information to aid the judging process. If in doubt about an element of the nomination process or what material to upload to support the nomination, Ed Slack (Chair) can be contacted:

Shortlisted entries will be invited to attend what promises to be another spectacular evening. Tickets are on sale now at

The eight award categories are:

• Retail Marketing Initiative (sponsorship opportunity still available)

• Boat Builder International Distributor/Dealer Development, sponsored by Lumishore

• Boat Builder and Equipment Manufacturer, sponsored by Ultraflex

• Innovative Onboard Design Solution, sponsored by Fusion

• Innovation in a Production Process, sponsored by Dometic

• Environmental Initiative (sponsorship opportunity still available)

• Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme, sponsored by Marine Resources

• Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Side-Power

About the Boat Builder Business Achievement Awards

The IBI METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement are organised jointly by METSTRADE Show organiser RAI Amsterdam and IBI publisher Boating Communications Ltd.

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 ( covering the global recreational marine trade. The magazine and its related daily newsletter,, are received by over 14,000 professionals in the industry.

Check out the video for the Boat Builder Awards Gala 2016 »

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For more information, please contact the Brand Marketing Manager: Petra IJmker

+31 (0)6 120 11 899

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