Nominations now open for IBI METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2017

Nominations are now open for the third Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE. There are eight award categories this year with nominations entered via a quick and simple-to-use online nomination page on Boatbuilderawards.com.

The prestigious awards ceremony recognises and rewards the outstanding business achievements of individuals and teams within a number of key areas in the global leisure boatbuilding industry. Previous winners include Azimut-Benetti, Sunseeker, Ferretti, and MCY.

Federico Peruccio, Marketing and Communications Manager, Monte Carlo Yachts: “The Boat Builder 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 Boat Builder Award recognition proves that our yachts combine aesthetic and functional qualities, technical reliability and an efficient and innovative production environment rarely seen in the industry."

Eight award categories

  • Retail Marketing Initiative
  • Boat Builder International Distributor/ Dealer Development
  • Boat Builder and Equipment Manufacturer
  • Innovative Onboard Design Solution
  • Innovation in a Production Process
  • Environmental Initiative
  • Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme
  • Lifetime Achievement

Judging
The judging of the awards will be based on nominations submitted via Boatbuilderawards.com, which will then be deliberated by a soon-to-be-announced international panel of judges. It is recommended that nominations should be accompanied wherever possible with supporting evidence that can be uploaded via the website. Nominations 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: ed@ibiplus.co.uk.

Terry McNew, CEO at Mastercraft: “It was an honour to be recognised as a nominee for the Boat Builder Awards. IBI has such tremendous respect in our industry that even being considered for an award feels like quite an accomplishment.”

Gala Dinner on 15 November at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam
The short-listed entries will be invited to attend what promises to be another spectacular evening under the glittering dome of the National Maritime Museum’s historic courtyard. Tickets will go on sale via the website Boatbuilderawards.com this month. Discounts will be available for group bookings and it is advised that interested parties book early to avoid disappointment.