SB’s sister title IBI and METSTRADE have launched a new website,, the portal for its inaugural IBI-METS Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement that are set to take place at a gala dinner on November 18 during METS.

With details of the awards categories and profiles of the international judging panel, the site provides the means through which to nominate, via a simple online form, individuals and businesses for the six specific award categories. Headline sponsor for the event is Raymarine. Category sponsors are Saltwater Communications, Lumishore, Ultraflex, Fusion, Whale and Side-Power.

Tickets to attend the evening, which will celebrate the very best of the boatbuilding industry under the spectacular glass roof of the Open Courtyard of the National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam, can also be ordered through the site.

“The site provides everything you need to know about the nominations process, what you can expect on the night and how to attend the event that promises to become a cornerstone in the industry’s calendar,” says IBI’s editor Ed Slack.

The IBI-METS Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement are organised jointly by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd., the London-based publishers of International Boat Industry magazine (IBI), and METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry with its flagship event Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS).