Last Tuesday marked the fifth edition of the 2019 Boat Builder Awards at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. An evening draped in black and gold decadence where 8 companies were honoured from the 36 shortlisted. The night began with the awards procession and later the attendees enjoyed an impressive display of Cirque de Soleil-style gymnasts and musicians.

Grand Banks Yachts recently completed the re-vamp of their New Robot Facility, now boasting twin armed robotic milling capabilites, enhancing productivity, increasing production capacity and stream-lining the flow of production in the factory across their two brands; Grand Banks Yachts and Palm Beach Motor Yachts.

On the night, Grand Banks’ use of a robotic 8-axis mill was given the award for Innovation in a Production Process. An intense 4-year restructure of Grand Banks Yachts, headed by CEO Mark Richards, has led the company to this fantastic achievement, and it’s safe to say – we can’t contain our excitement for what is to come for Grand Banks Yachts and its brands in 2020.

A special thanks to our sponsor Dometic, and to Michelle van Barneveld and Albert Gerritsma from Grand Banks Europe for receiving the award on behalf of Grand Banks on the evening.