Friday is final deadline for entries recognizing boat builder achievement across a range of categories

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The nomination deadline for the 2021 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, has been extended to October 8, so there’s only four days left to get your company in the running.

Entries to recognise the industry’s significant achievements in the wake of the pandemic are encouraged across a range of categories, celebrating excellence among boatbuilders, supply chain partners, and individuals in the sector. Nominations for the awards are free. >> Full details here

After last year’s online edition, the 2021 awards ceremony will be celebrated in person at the industry’s largest international equipment and supplier showcase – METSTRADE on Wednesday 17 November at the RAI Amsterdam – at the close of business on the show floor. 

In addition, a special Boat Builder Awards programme will be broadcast via the all-new METSTRADE TV on Thursday, 18 November, providing winners with exposure across multiple channels.

The Boat Builder award categories span design, innovation, collaborative working, environmental responsibility, marketing and personal contributions to the sector:

  • Collaborative Solution between Boat or Superyacht Builder and its Supply Chain Partner, Sponsored by Ultraflex
  • Innovative On-board Design Solution, Sponsored by Fusion
  • Environmental Initiative, Sponsored by Confindustria Nautica
  • The Retail Marketing Initiative, Sponsored by Kohler
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Sponsored by Sleipner
  • Rising Star, Sponsored by Lumishore

Drinks during the in-person Boat Builder Awards ceremony in Amsterdam are sponsored by Propspeed

“Following the highly successful fully locked-down running of the Boat Builder Awards last December, we have worked in close partnership with our colleagues at METSTRADE to create a transitional format for 2021,” says chairman of the judges, IBI editor Ed Slack. ”It will meet our desire to celebrate achievement across a number of key areas while matching the mood and requirements for the whole marine industry as it gradually emerges from the pandemic. We’ve chosen six categories this year that we know are highly relevant to current circumstances and are looking forward to judging a very strong field of entries for each one.”