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We are proud to be supported by some of the leading brands within the yachting industry.

Find out more about our partners below:

If you are interested in becoming a partner of the Yachting Awards then get in touch.

Awards Sponsors

GAC Pindar delivers the best in logistics tailored to the needs of the marine sport, leisure and events community.

It is a strategic partnership combining the global service expertise of the GAC Group with the Pindar brand’s knowledge and understanding of the yachting world.

Headquartered in the UK sailing hub of Southampton, GAC Pindar is trusted to deliver complex logistics services for the world’s biggest sailing events. It made history in 2017 when appointed Official Logistics Provider for the Volvo Ocean Race for the second consecutive edition of the race, a first in the event’s 45-year history.

Pantaenius, a family business steeped in tradition, has been providing tailored insurance solutions to the discerning yacht owner for almost 50 years.  With the introduction in the 1970’s of an Agreed Fixed Value based policy rather than current market value, Pantaenius revolutionised the marine insurance industry and quickly became established as a market leader. Today with 15 locations around the world and 8 different languages spoken, Pantaenius is well placed to provide advice and support to more than 100,000 customers. To discuss your individual insurance requirements please call 01752 223656.

Poole Quay Boat Haven is perfectly positioned to offer a base from which to explore Poole Harbour and its surrounding areas. The marina is positioned on the quayside with a stunning view of Brownsea Island, while the lively cafés, bars and restaurants are close by. Poole Quay Boat Haven can accommodate vessels of up to 60 metres. The marina runs the Poole Harbour Boat Show and the sixth show will take place from 12th to 14th June 2020. With over 30,000 people in attendance in both 2018 and 2019, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the South Coast. The event has gone from strength to strength and we have built a strong following with many exhibitors having renewed each year since the first show in 2015. In 2020, the three-day extravaganza will bring together a spectacular showcase of yachts and motor cruisers, tall ships, marine equipment, watersports gear and clothing, with taster sessions, live music and fireworks to keep the whole family entertained!

Originally launched in 1991, Coppercoat is the most well proven and long lasting anti-foul available.  Many boat owners lift and re-paint their boats each year – Coppercoat puts an end to this costly and time consuming exercise. This hard wearing, densely copper-filled resin is protecting over 75,000 boats worldwide, with a single treatment commonly providing a high level of anti-fouling protection for a decade or more. Coppercoat is suitable for DIY or professional application, by roller or spray and can be used to protect all surfaces including GRP, iron, steel, wood and aluminium. Visit for further information.

The Boat Building Academy teaches a wide range of practical courses in boat building and woodworking. Our flagship 40 week Boat Building course teaches men and women to build boats to a professional standard, for those wishing to train for a career in the marine industry or for passionate hobbyists. Our 12 week Furniture Making course allows students to progress from key foundation skills to designing and making a piece of bespoke furniture in a matter of weeks. We also have an Advanced Furniture Making course. The Academy also offers a programme of 2 to 5 day short courses in boat building and woodworking.

GJW Direct has specialised in Marine Insurance since 1826; our experience means when you insure your boat with us you’re in safe hands. You can trust our expertise and strength as all GJW Direct insurance policies are underwritten by Munich Re Syndicate Limited at Lloyd’s, giving you firm financial security when the worst happens. The true test of any insurance policy, is when you have to make a claim. When it comes to dealing with claims, our reputation is second to none.  For the second year running, GJW Direct is extremely proud to be an official corporate partner of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) helping them work towards their target of reducing the number of deaths from drowning.