Ahead of the all-important 2014 Motor Boat Awards ceremony tonight, Pantaenius insurance has announced it will be sponsoring the awards for the next three years

Tonight the eagerly awaited 2014 Motor Boat Awards will take place in London when the winning boats across nine categories, as chosen by the boat testing teams of Motor Boats Monthly and Motor Boat & Yachting will be announced, as well as the winner of the Garmin Outstanding Service Award, as voted for by you, our readers. To mark the occasion we can now confirm that insurance company Pantaenius will continue to support the awards for the next three years.

Motor Boat Monthly’s deputy editor Sally Coffey said: “We are delighted to have won the backing of such a prestigious company, which will secure the future of the awards for many years to come.”

View our gallery of photos of all the shortlisted boats.

MBM will be reporting live from the event tonight via Twitter and Facebook and the full list of winners will be reported here tomorrow morning.