Raymarine will again be the headline sponsor of the Boat Builder Awards in Amsterdam, held by International Boating Industry and RAI and organized by Metstrade, on Nov. 15 at the National Maritime Museum.
The Marine Equipment Trade Show, held annually in the fall in Amsterdam, is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. It is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.
Metstrade said international yacht interior designer and engineer Birgit Schnaase was appointed chairwoman of the DAME Design Awards jury.
With six months left before Metstrade 2017 opens in November, organizers said 92 percent of the floor space for the 30th edition of the show has been sold.
Metstrade, which will take place Nov. 14-16 at RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands, said it will expand its outreach on recreational marine sustainability with a combination of year-round engagement and interactive seminars.
The NMMA said USA Pavilion exhibitors have confirmed their return to the METS Trade Show at unprecedented levels and the USA Pavilion is almost full.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said registration is open for the USA Pavilion at the 2017 METS Trade Show.
Certified marine-related public charities are invited to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS competition this year.
The early-bird booking deadline for METS Trade Show floor space is March 1, and organizers said that last year more than 95 percent of the space was booked by the time the early-bird exhibitor offer expired.
By nearly every acceptable measure the 2016 edition of the METS Trade show was the most successful in the 28-year history of the international marine equipment trade event.
METS Trade Show organizers said today that the 2016 show, which wrapped up Thursday in Amsterdam, set records for exhibitor and visitor attendance.