Published on: 26 September 2019
The IBI-METSTRADE awards are presented each year at a gala dinner in Amsterdam which is held during the METSTRADE Exhibition.
There are ten categories of awards for boat builders and their suppliers covering outstanding technical collaboration projects; innovative onboard design features; environmental initiatives; original marketing concepts; boat building construction efficiencies; rising star; international dealer/distributor network growth and apprenticeship and training schemes.
Over the four years the awards have been in existence, British companies have featured prominently on the winners podium with Berthon and Sunseeker being rewarded for their outstanding apprenticeship schemes and Princess for its truly original marketing campaign for the R35 launched last year and Fairline in 2017 for its international dealer development programme. Dan Bloice-Smith, Williams Tenders was the 2018 winner of the under 35 rising star category.
Boat builders or their suppliers are encouraged to nominate potential winners or to enter on their own behalf. Details of the awards, the judging criteria and guidance on completing entries are available together with the entry form at boatbuilderawards.com. The deadline for entries is Monday 7 October 2019.
Short listed entrants are invited as guests of IBI and METSTRADE to attend the spectacular gala dinner and presentation held under the glass dome of the Amsterdam Maritime Museum on 19 November 2019.