Companies still have seven days to enter the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, to be presented during the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam.

Today we highlight the category that recognises international distributor/dealer development. If your business, or one you know of, is on the expansion trail and has appointed new dealers or distributors in 2015/16, then the International Distributor/Dealer Development award, sponsored by Lumishore, should be on your radar.

The International Distributor/Dealer Development award is designed for those boatbuilders that have struck out into new territories or developed existing ones to increase export sales.

The judges are looking for boatbuilders globally that have been particularly bold and proactive in their approach, spreading the core ethos of their brand successfully across markets.

To enter or nominate for this category please submit details of how dealer/distributor appointments in 2015/16 are transforming your business via the Awards’ website,

Judging, by an international panel of industry experts, will take place during October and the presentations will be made at a spectacular gala dinner to be held at the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on November 16th.

To view a short video of last year’s awards, go to