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Celebrate the great achievements of our global industry at the Boat Builder Awards

Published on: 26 October 2023


Exclusive discount on tickets for British Marine members

The prestigious and widely recognised Boat Builder Awards will be taking place on Thursday 16 November at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, recognising the significant contributions of individuals, teams and supply chain partners within boat building companies globally.

The 2023 awards, jointly run by IBI and METSTRADE in association with Raymarine, will see a total of 36 companies and individuals from 14 countries in the running for one of the 11 awards on offer.

The awards include:

  • Customer of Tomorrow 
  • Breakthrough Launch of the Year 
  • Collaborative Solution between a Production Boat Builder and its Supply Chain Partner
  • Collaborative Solution between a Superyacht Builder and its Supply Chain Partner 
  • Innovative Design Solution 
  • Sustainability Project of the Year 
  • Eco-focused Boat of the Year 
  • Designer of the Year 
  • People and Skills Development
  • Rising Star
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Amongst this year’s nominees are a number of British Marine members including Sunseeker International, Scanstrut, Princess Yachts, Sleipner, Beneteau Group and Fairline Yachts. We would like to wish them all the best of luck.

This year, British Marine is also delighted to be amongst those shortlisted for an award in the People and Skills Development category which focuses on initiatives, formal schemes or informal support practices created to improve the skills, knowledge and retention of individuals and teams across any discipline of the boat building workforce.

“This nomination is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our training team”, commented Lesley Robinson, CEO, British Marine. “As identified by our members, nurturing and developing talent is crucial to continued success of the sector and being able to provide the necessary training and opportunities to those both within the industry or looking to pursue a career in the marine sector is something we are extremely passionate about at British Marine.”

NEW for 2023 – guests will be welcomed to the awards with pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the METSTRADE VIP lounge which provides the opportunity to seamlessly step from the show into networking with industry friends and new contacts.

Guests will then continue their journey to the National Maritime Museum where the four elements of earth, wind, water and fire will guide their every move through the meticulously prepared three-course gala dinner, entertainment and visual experiences. The evening will conclude with further valuable networking and a chance to congratulate winners in the Boat Builder Awards’ post event party.

Tickets to this year’s awards ceremony are on sale now and British Marine members can take advantage of a discounted ticket rate of €275 (plus VAT) per ticket (full price €300 plus VAT).

Tickets cover admission to the event at the Maritime Museum including welcome drinks at METSTRADE, gala dinner, entertainment, the awards ceremony, and after-dinner party with music and dancing.

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