The clock is ticking if you want tickets for the fourth annual Boat Builder Awards - in association with Raymarine - for the best networking event at METSTRADE 2018

The clock is ticking if you want to make the most of one of the industry’s best networking opportunities – the annual Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, brought to you by IBI and METSTRADE and held in association with Raymarine. There are only eight days to go to secure your tickets for what promises to be the most lavish Boat Builder Awards yet.


The Venue:  Amsterdam’s impressive Maritime Museum

Held in the stunning National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on November 13 the first day of METSTRADE, this year’s spectacular gala dinner and Awards ceremony, will feature two new awards, a new stage set up and more entertainment than in previous years. A fleet of luxury canal cruisers will ferry guests from the RAI exhibition centre to the Maritime Museum, with drinks onboard, sponsored by Kohler, providing a convivial networking environment that extends with pre-dinner drinks on arrival and the three-course dinner itself. Key decision makers from some of the world’s biggest boat brands will be present for the evening – including Beneteau, Ferretti, Azimut-Benetti, Hanse, Sunseeker, Princess, SeaRay, Mastercraft, Absolute, Prestige, Galeon, Solaris, Williams Tenders, Axopar, Amer, Brig, Quicksilver, Brabus,  and Discovery Yachts – which will carry over with an after-dinner bar, sponsored by Viking Recruitement, ensuring the fun and networking can continue into the small hours.


Boat Builder Awards

The Boat Builder Awards gala features a reception, dinner and entertainment with executives from more than 20 winning and shortlisted boatbuilder companies.

One of the major highlights, as in previous years, is sure to be the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Side-Power – this year, one of the world’s leading boat builders will be present to receive the accolade, and will be accompanied by a number of senior colleagues. The crowning of a new Rising Star, with a specific award sponsored by Gurit, also recognises the next generation of talent. With another eight award categories up for grabs, it’s destined to be an evening to remember. Make sure you don’t miss out.

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