Nominations are now open for the 3rd 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

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."

The eight award categories are:

  • Retail Marketing Initiative (sponsorship opportunity still available)
  • Boat Builder International Distributor/Dealer Development, sponsored by Lumishore
  • Boat Builder and Equipment Manufacturer, sponsored by Ultraflex
  • Innovative Onboard Design Solution, sponsored by Fusion
  • Innovation in a Production Process, sponsored by Dometic
  • Environmental Initiative (sponsorship opportunity still available)
  • Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme, sponsored by Marine Resources
  • Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Side-Power

The judging of the awards will be based on nominations submitted via, 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:

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.”

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 this month. Discounts will be available for group bookings and it is advised that interested parties book early to avoid disappointment.