IPC Media's motor boat titles have launched the first Motor Boat of the Year Awards

IPC Media’s two leading motor boat titles have launched the first Motor Boat of the Year Awards, taking place on January 8th to coincide with the London Boat Show.

The awards – run by Motor Boats Monthly and Motor Boat & Yachting magazines and sponsored by ShoreGuard- will recognise the best design, performance and innovation in motor boat production.

Writers from the two magazines will judge the competition’s 11 categories, while readers will decide who wins the special service award. This award will go to a company that is voted for by readers as providing excellent customer service. If you feel a marine company has given you such a service, go to the ybw.com awards page to nominate them.

Publisher Stephen Kendall says: “This is the perfect way of recognising all the fantastic work that is happening in the motor boats market at the moment and celebrating the great boats that are being produced. The collective knowledge and experience of the Motor Boats Monthly and Motor Boat & Yachting editorial teams means that these awards really do set the industry standard.”

Readers of MBM and MBY will be able to see the nominations in the January issues while the February issues will reveal the winners. There will be an awards ceremony at the London Boat Show on January 8th for all the winners.

The awards are being sponsored by marine warranty insurance specialists ShoreGuard, and managing director Jamie Russell said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the premier event at this year’s London Boat Show and are proud to be associated with the Motor Boat of the Year Awards.”

Click here to read more about the awards and nominate a company for the best service award