Help us recognise outstanding customer service by nominating a broker, marina operator, marine engineer, equipment manufacturer or chandlery who has gone the extra mile

The prestigious Motor Boat Awards are returning for 2019 with a new date and a new venue, but we still need your help to recognise the best in the business with our coveted Service Award.

As in previous years, we want you to nominate the finalists – if you have experienced truly outstanding service from a marine company then nominate it by sending an email with the company name and an example of the service you received to:

Please give specific examples where possible as the judges will base their decision on the quality of service given not just the number of nominations received

Be it a broker, marina operator, marine engineer, equipment manufacturer or chandlery, we want to hear about your positive customer service stories and give the company a chance to claim this coveted prize. Voting closes on April 8th and the list of finalists will be revealed next month.

New date, new venue

The Motor Boat Awards will take place on May 7 to coincide with the new London Yacht Show at St Katharine Docks. The awards used to be handed out in January during the London Boat Show but were postponed late last year after British Marine pulled the plug on the ExCeL show.

The winners will now be announced at an awards ceremony at the glamorous Corinthia Hotel London and online shortly afterwards. Nine different categories of boats will be assessed from sportsboats and RIBs to semi-custom yachts.

Hugo Andreae, editor of Motor Boat & Yachting and chair of the judging panel, welcomed the decision. “Readers and manufacturers have been asking us to reinstate the awards because they know how thorough and independent the judging process is. Every boat we test is automatically entered and we only ever pick winners that the judges would personally be happy to spend their own money on. The four-month delay means this year’s entry will be bigger than ever.”