Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2011 Sponsor Announced

IPC Marine Media, owner of the prestigious Motor Boat of the Year Awards, has announced that marine electronics manufacturer and global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin has signed up as the main sponsor of the event for the third successive year.

The gala dinner and Awards ceremony will take place on Monday 10th January 2011 at a 5-Star London hotel and recognises the best of design, performance and innovation in the world of motor boats.  The winners of the eleven award categories are announced in front of a gathered invitation-only audience that includes the short-listed nominees, boat builders, brokers and industry VIPs. 

Simon Owen, Publishing Director at IPC Marine Media welcomes Garmin’s continued sponsorship; “Since we launched the Motor Boat of the Year Awards in 2007 the industry has come to acknowledge the status of these awards and recognise that to win one is a major achievement and the highest accolade our UK marine industry can bestow. 

“We are delighted to welcome Garmin once more as our main sponsor due to the clear synergy between their high-quality product range and the design and craftsmanship continually demonstrated by our nominees and winners.”

Marine Senior Product Manager for Garmin, Nigel Craine said: “Garmin has strong roots in marine along with a passion for engineering and innovation. These values complement the Motor Boat of the Year Awards as they are so highly respected within the industry. We are proud to be the main sponsor of the event for the third year.”

Each year entrants compete for winning titles within various categories ranging from ‘RIBs and Sportsboats’ to ‘Custom Yachts’. Winners are decided by a judging panel formed of experienced editorial test teams from the leading marine titles Motor Boats Monthly & Motor Boat & Yachting. One award, the Garmin Europe Ltd Outstanding Service Award, is nominated by the public via IPC Marine Media’s website, acknowledging companies who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 2010.

To find out more about the Awards visit For further information about this year’s sponsor, Garmin, see


Anna Gawan
IPC Media
Phone | 020 3148 5405
E-mail | [email protected]

Charlotte Bishop
Garmin Europe Ltd.   
Phone | +442380524056
E-mail | [email protected]   

About the Awards
All boats currently in production and available for sale in the UK are eligible for the awards provided they have been tested by the editorial teams of IPC Media’s participating titles, Motor Boat & Yachting & Motor Boats Monthly prior to 31 October 2010. Boats do not need to be entered; all eligible craft will automatically be considered by the judges prior to the announcement of the finalists in the January edition of MBM and the February edition of MBY. The winners will be announced on the night at an invitation only event and on the website.

About Motor Boats Monthly
The UK's best-selling motor boat magazine, Motor Boats Monthly is all about practical motorcruising. Focussing on the 20ft – 50ft motorboat sector, MBM offers the latest boat test, a complete buyers guide as well as a comprehensive second-hand boat buying section. With editorial coverage of the latest products, news stories and in depth cruising features, MBM’s readers are always equipped with the very best information and advice.

About Motor Boat & Yachting
Motor Boat & Yachting is Europe's premier motor cruising magazine. MBY's boat tests are acknowledged as the most authoritative in the business and its technical coverage is without equal. In addition, no other publication offers so many motorboats for sale. Core editorial coverage focuses on quality production boats from 35ft to 90ft.

About Garmin
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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