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Boat Builder Awards 2023 opens with new date and expanded opportunities to highlight success

by Eva van de Pol, METSTRADE 25 May 2023 05:28 PDT 15-17 November 2023
Boat Builder Awards 2022 © METSTRADE

IBI and METSTRADE announce they are continuing their long-standing collaboration with headline sponsor Raymarine to produce the largest ever Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, culminating in a celebratory gala dinner at the spectacular National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on Thursday 16 November during METSTRADE 2023.

Companies and industry professionals have the largest yet range of opportunities for global recognition within the 2023 Boat Builder Awards which uniquely focuses on the essential business of boat building and allied trades. This year's categories draw strong attention to the key pillars that lie at the heart of future marine leisure industry success - innovation, people, and the environment.

Raymarine has supported as headline sponsor of the Boat Builder Awards since inception - IBI and METSTRADE are pleased to announce the continuity of this partnership for the ninth edition. Grégoire Outters, Raymarine's General Manager, comments: "We are delighted to be headline sponsor of The Boat Builder Awards once again as it is important to us to shine a spotlight on the exceptional talent within our industry. Not only do the awards support the work of fellow businesses and individuals - they also encourage new and innovative approaches to boat building for the next generation."

Niels Klarenbeek, Show Director, METSTRADE, states: "Our consistent cooperation with IBI is invaluable as we continue to build on our vision of a widely recognised awards that focuses specifically on the crucial business of boat building. METSTRADE provides the perfect occasion to hold this celebration, given its pivotal role over three busy days in Amsterdam drawing together the global boat building community with the world's leading supply chain partners."

"The Boat Builder Awards provides an important opportunity to encourage the individuals and teams who are so important to the health of our whole industry," comments Ed Slack, Editorial Director of IBI. "There is so much good work happening around the world that would otherwise go unrecognised. We want to encourage the whole industry to submit their nominations and make our judges aware of examples of great practice and achievement. For boat builders this is a perfect way to bring credit to your business and its valuable teams and individuals. For supply chain partners it enables you to bring stronger attention to the many great things that are happening within your partner networks as we collectively progress the marine industry of the future."

Nominations now open

Awards will be presented in 11 categories - three of which will be entirely new for 2023 with additional important emphasis placed on innovation, people, and the environment.

The Boat Builder Awards is free to enter. You can nominate on your behalf or send in entries for companies or people who you think deserve recognition. Nominations are via a simple to use online form and open now until 22 September. To ensure judges have maximum time to evaluate entries, businesses are encouraged to submit their nominations as soon as possible.

Full details of the 11 award categories and how to nominate are available at www.ibinews.com/bba2023.

Gala dinner

Be sure to save the date, Thursday 16 November, for the 2023 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, jointly run by IBI and METSTRADE, in association with Raymarine. This gala dinner and celebration of achievement will be held in the historic and atmospheric star canopy covered courtyard of Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum.

The 2023 Categories:

  • Customer of Tomorrow
  • Breakthrough Launch of the Year - sponsored by HP Watermakers
  • Designer of the Year
  • Innovative Design Solution - sponsored by Fusion
  • Supply Chain Collaboration - production boats - sponsored by Ultraflex
  • Supply Chain Collaboration - superyachts
  • Sustainability Project of the Year - sponsored by ePropulsion
  • Eco-focused Boat of the Year - sponsored by Marine Resources
  • People and Skills Development
  • Rising Star
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Sleipner

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