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Nominations open for 2018 Boat Builder Awards

The 2018 edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, is open for nominations in 10 categories.

“We want the whole industry to ensure that the very best of the best is celebrated at the Boat Builder Awards,” said Ed Slack, IBI editor and chairman of the judges, in a statement. “Nomination is straightforward, and we have added more detail this year to ensure that applicants know what we are seeking for each category. We’ve also opened up the option for supplying more information, so that our international panel of judges receives all of the background for each entry and fully understands the merits of each nomination.”

Entry is free, and nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. They can also be made my any other industry professional who believes a boat manufacturer, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. 

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