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Shortlist announced for Boat Builder Awards 2016

Shortlist announced for Boat Builder Awards 2016


22 companies to contest this year’s Awards at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on November 16

The shortlisted nominations for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine have been announced, with 22 companies in the running to pick up an award. This year’s event has been hotly contested across eight award categories with close to 100 nominations received. Winners and honourable mentions will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening of Wednesday, November 16 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. Between 250 and 300 guests are expected to attend the event held under the glittering dome of the museum’s central courtyard.

The shortlist is as follows:

Retail Marketing Initiative
Ferretti group
Sea Ray

Boat Builder International Distributor/Dealer Development
Larson Boat Group

Boat Builder & Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution  
Lewmar / NV Equipment / Beneteau
Amer Yachts / Volvo Penta
Azimut Benetti / Rolls Royce

Best Apprenticeship Scheme
Sunseeker International

Innovative Onboard Design Solution
Ferretti Yachts
Malibu Boats

Innovative Production System
Azimut Yachts

Environmental Initiative Award
Alerion Yachts
Blue Gas Inc
SES Europe

The evening culminates with the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented last year to Paolo Vitelli, founder and chairman of Azimut Benetti.

“The event promises to be even bigger and better than last year,” commented IBI publishing director Nick Hopkinson. “The standard of entries continues to impress and in some cases the judging panel found picking an outright winner tough. That said winners have been chosen for what promises to be a memorable night.” 

METSTRADE manager maritime Irene Dros added: “It feels only fitting that as the industry emerges from some tough years that we can celebrate those individuals and companies positively transforming the way the marine business operates. We look forward to honouring their best practices, innovations and can-do spirit.”

Now in its second year the prestigious Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement is jointly organized by IBI and METSTRADE and recognises and rewards the outstanding business achievements of individuals and teams within a number of key areas in the global leisure boatbuilding industry.

Boat Builder Achievement Awards METS
IBI: International Boat Industry

About the Boat Builder Business Achievement Awards

The IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement are organised jointly by METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry with its flagship event Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), and Time Inc. (UK) Ltd., the London-based publishers of International Boat Industry magazine (IBI). METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. It is organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations).

International Boat Industry (IBI), which was established in 1968, 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.

For more information or to obtain tickets to the gala dinner, visit

Headline sponsor for the event is Raymarine. Category sponsors are Ultraflex, Fusion, Saltwater Stone, Lumishore, Kohler, Marine Resources, Dometic and Side-Power.

Note to the editor (not for publication):
For more information, please contact the Brand Marketing Manager: Petra IJmker

+31 (0)6 120 11 899

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