METS Shortlist for Boat Builder Awards 2016

This year, 22 companies will compete for awards at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on November 16. The event takes place in conjunction with the METSTRADE show, which runs from November 15 to 16 inclusive at the RAI Amsterdam.

“It feels only fitting that as the industry emerges from some tough years that we can celebrate those individuals and companies positively transforming the way the marine business operates,” says METSTRADE Manager Maritime, Irene Dros. “We look forward to honouring their best practices, innovations and can-do spirit.”

This year’s event will see competition across eight award categories, with close to 100 nominations received.

Winners and honourable mentions will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening of Wednesday, November 16 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. Between 250 and 300 guests are expected to attend the event held under the glittering dome of the museum’s central courtyard.

The shortlist is as follows:

Retail Marketing Initiative

Ferretti group

Sea Ray


Boat Builder International Distributor/Dealer Development


Larson Boat Group


Boat Builder and Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution

Lewmar / NV Equipment / Beneteau

Amer Yachts / Volvo Penta

Azimut Benetti / Rolls Royce

Best Apprenticeship Scheme


Sunseeker International


Innovative Onboard Design Solution

Ferretti Yachts


Malibu Boats

Innovative Production System


Azimut Yachts


Environmental Initiative Award

Alerion Yachts

Blue Gas Inc

SES Europe

The evening culminates with the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented last year to Paolo Vitelli, Founder and Chairman of Azimut Benetti.