Nominations open for Boat Builder Awards

Sunday, 7 April 2019

New online features including ‘tip’ button make it quicker and simpler to nominate

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine. From today the industry will be able to nominate across 10 award categories via the quick and simple online nomination tool at

Now in its fifth year, the awards, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE, have grown exponentially and with each year the number of nominations continues to grow as the industry steps up with increased innovation and R&D. “We’re urging boatbuilders and their equipment suppliers to get their nominations in as soon as possible, before the summer break and boat show mania hits in September!” commented chair of judges, IBI’s Ed Slack. “It’s free to nominate and we’ve made it easier and quicker than ever to do so,” he added.

The online nomination tool has been modified with a new four-step process for making entries with additional assistance so that nominating has never been simpler. The use of WeTransfer links enables easy submission of additional images and documents.

Leave a tip

There’s only one way of ensuring a company or individual gets the recognition it deserves and that’s to nominate them. The process is easy, but if for any reason you cannot make a nomination but feel that we should not miss the efforts of a company or individual, you can now send us your tip via a special button on the nomination page.

“In previous years we’ve seen a number of companies with impressive business achievements reluctant to nominate themselves, either through modesty or because they’ve simply got too much on their plate,” adds Irene Dros, Director Maritime, METSTRADE. “We’re hoping the simpler nomination platform and new tip feature will encourage them or fans of their achievements, to spotlight their success and bring the recognition they deserve.”

Nomination deadline 4 October

Deadline for entries is October 4, after which a team of experienced judges will decide which companies and individuals should make it to the shortlist and receive complimentary tickets to attend the gala dinner and awards ceremony at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on November 19.