The countdown is ticking to the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, with the September 7 deadline for nominations fast approaching.

There are just three working days left to make sure your company has a chance of winning one of six prestigious awards that will be presented at a gala dinner under the spectacular glass roof of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on the evening of November 18th during METS.

It is free and takes just a few minutes to nominate for one or more of any of the following six award categories: Retail marketing initiative; International distributor/dealer development; Boat builder and equipment manufacturer collaborative solution; Innovative on-board design solution; Innovation in a production process; and Lifetime achievement award.

An international panel of judges will review the shortlisted candidates in October with the winners announced at a glittering gala dinner.

Full details of each award, how to nominate and the spectacular dinner venue, can be found online at

Early-bird offers on individual tickets and tables for the exclusive event are also available for purchase on the awards website.

Organised jointly by SB’s sister title IBI and METSTRADE the awards are designed to recognise all that’s truly innovative and game-changing in the leisure marine industry.