The shortlist has been announced for the IBI-Metstrade Boat Builder Awards for Company Achievement 2021 with a full of 21 firms from 11 nations around the world named as likely winners for this year’s award.

The nominees were picked by an intercontinental panel of judges from additional than 100 entries adhering to a preliminary evaluation process and two appraisal rounds. In addition to the shortlisted corporations, the judges have also chosen a Rising Star, for boat builder market pros up to age 35, plus an inspirational Life span Accomplishment nominee who will sign up for notable earlier winners of this prestigious award.

The Boat Builder Awards celebrates and benefits the outstanding small business achievements of men and women and groups across essential locations in the globally leisure boat and superyacht builders. Recognising the nevertheless challenging trading conditions of this past calendar year, the 2021 event focuses on innovation, collaboration, atmosphere, and marketing and advertising.


Collaborative Remedy involving Boat or Superyacht Builder and its Offer Chain Husband or wife
Sponsored by Ultraflex

• Azimut | Benetti integrated SCR exhaust systems – Azimut | Benetti Group, Mive Eco and Hug Engineering

• Benetti B.Yond hybrid electrical power technique and emission reduction filters – Benetti Yachts, Siemens and Gentleman

• Blu Emme Evo V8 deck tools – Evo Yachts by Blu Emme Yachts and Besenzoni Excessive 15 hybrid electrical power system 

• Excess Catamarans, Torqeedo and ZF

• Spirit 44CR(e) built-in photo voltaic panels – Spirit Yachts, Solbian and Sailectron

Revolutionary On-Board Structure Resolution – for boat builder and shipyard providers or boat layout businesses nominating a specific yacht solution
Sponsored by Fusion Entertainment

• Azimut Grande Trideck – Azimut Yachts

• Benetti Oasis Deck® – Benetti Yachts

• Candela C-7 and C-8 hydrofoils – Candela Technological innovation

• Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht SkyHelm™ – Sunseeker Global

Environmental Initiative – for boat builder and shipyard firms
Sponsored by Confindustria Nautica

• Beluga 3D printed sailing boat – Caracol

• Zero-squander to landfill initiatives – Brunswick Corporation

• Sunreef Yachts Eco – Sunreef Yachts

• Use of DANU recyclable composites – The Ultimate Boat Company

Retail Advertising Initiative – for boat builder and shipyard companies
Sponsored by Kohler

• The Princess Practical experience sequence – Princess Yachts

• Ferretti Your Non-public Island marketing campaign – Ferretti Yachts

• Majesty 175 launch campaign – Gulf Craft

Increasing Star
Sponsored by Lumishore
This class celebrates these aged 35 or underneath, operating for a boat builder, who have been making a rising influence on any factor of their organization. The judges will choose a winner from a robust area of candidates, to be announced on the evening.

Lifetime Achievement
Sponsored by Sleipner
The awards evening culminates with the a lot-expected Lifetime Accomplishment Award, presented in the prior six years to Paolo Vitelli of Azimut Benetti, Robert Braithwaite, CBE of Sunseeker Global, David King of Princess Yachts, Annette Roux of Groupe Beneteau, T. Healey Sr. and William J. Healey of Viking Yachts and Christoph Rassy of Hallberg-Rassy.

The Boat Builder Awards ceremony will be held in the Emerald Space at the RAI Amsterdam Conference Centre on 17 November from 17:30-20:30. Prime-named firms will also be featured on Metstrade Tv in a special Boat Builder Awards programme, broadcast on 18 November from 15:00-15.30.

Metstrade director Niels Klarenbeek provides: “The boat builder neighborhood is a important component of the Metstrade viewers. We have been significantly pleased in modern years to enrich that connection by highlighting the really most effective achievements in this sector by the Boat Builder Awards. Last yr, in spite of the world lockdown we saved our connections reside in a new and lively way by operating a memorable absolutely digital Boat Builder Awards within just Metstrade Join, supported by our longstanding headline sponsor, Raymarine. Now we are unable to wait to welcome everybody back again to Amsterdam and onto our Metstrade Television set screens to emphasize a year total of essential achievements.”

Particular person tickets for the Boat Builder Awards ceremony, are now available for purchase by means of, priced €38.00 for every ticket excluding VAT.                                                                                                                             

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