The Boat Builder Awards

Celebrating the great achievements of our global industry

The Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, jointly run by IBI and METSTRADE, will take place on Tuesday, November 15 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The awards recognise the significant contributions of individuals, teams and supply chain partners within boat building companies globally. This prestigious and widely recognised awards programme has been supported since inception by headline sponsor, Raymarine.

The critical influence of boat and superyacht production and refit activity across the whole industry cannot be under-estimated. The 2022 edition of the Boat Builder Awards will raise awareness of the great work that has happened since last September by considering entries in ten categories spanning design, innovation, collaborative working, environmental responsibility, marketing and personal achievement.

Nominations are open now!

How to enter

Entry to the Boat Builder Awards is free and open to boatbuilders, shipyards, and manufacturers of leisure boats and superyachts or, for some categories, those employed by them. Nominations can be made by anyone in the marine industry. See each category for the type of nomination expected.

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Photo: 2019 Winners Boat Builder Awards

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

METSTRADE is the world’s leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry; 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 22,600 professionals in the industry.

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