The inaugural Boat Builders Awards 2015 finalists have been unveiled, including Brunswick, Jeanneau, Baltic, Monte Carlo Yachts, Azimut, Formula, Karnic, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Scout, Dominator, Rayglass, Galeon, Riviera, Fairline, Sunreef and Axopar. The winners of the first Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement will be announced on Wednesday November 18 during the Boat Builder Awards gala, running in the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on the second day of the METSTRADE show.
The awards recognise and celebrate those individuals and companies excelling in the detail to push both their brands and the industry forward. An international panel of judges has chosen 23 companies as the front-runners across six award categories, singling out those yacht manufacturers and individuals that are really pushing the boundaries in the way they market, develop, design and build their yachts.
The awards evening will start from 19.00 on Wednesday, November 18 with luxury canal boats transporting guests directly from METSTRADE and the RAI exhibition centre, through the heart of the city to the amazing Maritime Museum. Following the welcome drinks and introductory words from museum director Pauline Krikke, a three-course dinner will be served, with the winner presentations due to take place after the main course.