Nominations open for IBI METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2016

Nominations are now open for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, organized jointly by IBI and METSTRADE. Visitors to the awards’ dedicated website,, are encouraged to nominate for any of this year’s eight award categories by following the quick and easy online process.

The prestigious awards recognize and reward the outstanding business achievements of individuals and teams within a number of key areas in the global leisure boatbuilding industry.

The awards categories are:

  • Retail marketing initiative
  • International distributor/dealer development
  • Boatbuilder and equipment manufacturer collaborative solution
  • Innovative onboard design solution
  • Innovation in a production process
  • Environmental initiative
  • Best apprenticeship and training scheme
  • Lifetime achievement award

Judging for the awards, to take place at a gala dinner on Nov. 16 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, will be based on nominations submitted via, which will then be scrutinized by a soon-to-be-announced international panel of judges. The shortlisted 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.

For more information about the event and how to nominate, visit

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