The Boat Builder Awards

A decade of celebrating the great achievements of our global industry

The 10th anniversary edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, jointly run by IBI and METSTRADE, will be celebrated this year at Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum on Wednesday 20 November.

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

The critical influence of boat and superyacht production and refit activity across the whole industry cannot be under-estimated. The 2024 10th anniversary edition of the Boat Builder Awards will cast a spotlight on another year of remarkable industry advances across 11 categories spanning design, innovation, collaborative working, environmental responsibility, marketing and personal achievement.

Entry is now open – nominate yourself, your business or another person or organisation

Make your Boat Builder Awards submission here

See the 2023 Winners here

Headline Sponsor: Raymarine

Raymarine has been the headline sponsor of the Boat Builder Awards ever since the very first edition in 2015. Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational, boating and light commercial marine markets.

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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 largest trade exhibition for equipment, materials and systems for the global leisure marine industry. Organised by RAI Amsterdam in cooperation with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), METSTRADE’s target audience includes yacht builders, naval architects, refit yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina owners and marine equipment manufacturers worldwide. METSTRADE 2024 will run from 19-21 November at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

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, IBIPLUS, are received by over 22,600 professionals in the industry.