Our Sponsors

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

Find out more about our sponsors below:

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of the British Yachting Awards, we’d love to hear from you.

Awards Sponsors

Pantaenius UK, part of the Pantaenius Group, represented in 11 countries globally has been providing insurance solutions to boat owners for over 30 years and today has offices in Plymouth and Southampton. Our staff are sailors and boaters that understand the needs of our clients. Over 100,000 boat and yacht owners place their trust in the Pantaenius brand and enjoy the peace of mind that our unique and comprehensive policies provide. With 35,000 trusted partners around the world, Pantaenius is well placed to provide the best support offering 24-hour emergency claims assistance, 365 days of the year. Whether you opt to glide through the waters on a sailing yacht or power your way to your next destination, we are always by your side. Pantaenius UK also offers insurance solutions for private and professional skippers who sail on borrowed or chartered boats.


A British brand, Hyde Sails is one of the largest volume sailmakers worldwide, delivering high quality sails with a service to match. Backed up by 50 years of expertise, Hyde Sails has always placed itself at the forefront of sail technology, design and production, for everything from Optimists to cruisers and ocean-racing yachts.

We make around 40,000 sails per year from our modern (and crucially, wholly owned) factory in the far east. Our 270 staff are highly trained, well paid and directed from the UK, where our management, sales and R&D functions are based in two offices, one at Hamble and one at Ipswich.

We have a worldwide and increasing network of agents and distributors, whose details are on this site, enabling you to obtain personal service over much of the globe.

We make many sails for other sailmakers and for large boat builders such as Laser and RS but our core business is making bespoke sails for individual customers.

Our sails are made out of the best materials obtained at the most competitive prices so that we are able to offer quality sails with extraordinary craftsmanship at prices that are keen but not unrealistically cheap. With sailmaking you tend to get what you pay for but there is no need to pay over the odds to get quality sails – we do not promise the cheapest sails, but we promise the best quality at the best price with the best designs and the best materials.


We create Dartmouth English Gin with the finest botanicals we can source from around the world, together with herbs, flowers and fruit from the Calancombe Estate in Devon. The crystal clear fresh spring water, sourced at Calancombe, is an essential element of the gin we produce. Dartmouth English Gin is smooth, full bodied and refreshing. It can be enjoyed on its own, is delightful with tonic and is the perfect foundation for a wide range of cocktails, where the gin’s complexity and balance provide the perfect serve. Our families’ past has been woven into the fabric and history of Dartmouth and the surrounding area for centuries – shipwrights, master mariners, Brixham trawlermen. We have created a contemporary, classic and also now an award-winning gin that reflects our maritime heritage, bearing the name of one of England’s most iconic harbours.


SBS BoatLife Live will take place 16-19 February 2023 at the NEC, and the show will fill three halls with a mix of boats, watersports and equipment whilst showcasing a whole host of brands. This fantastic event is for the entire boating community to come together and celebrate their love of life on the water. It’s the perfect opportunity to re-connect with colleagues and friends, stay up-to-date, explore and discover the boats and equipment on show, including the latest and innovative models. On the Live Stage you can hear talks from boating faces you know and love, while there is also an Inland Zone and a Virtual Reality feature – the show has been curated to give the whole family a day out and celebrate the boating lifestyle. BoatLife Live made memories at the inaugural show in 2022 with great visitor feedback, strong sales and companies promptly rebooking for 2023. BoatLife is proud sponsor of the Youth Sailor of the Year category at the British Yachting Awards.


From humble beginnings in 1885, Davey & Co was originally based in Leadenhall Street in London. The company evolved and grew, moving to its famous address at 88 West India Dock Road, London E14, where it successfully traded for over 100 years and still trades as one of the UK’s oldest marine companies. Now based in Britain’s oldest recorded town of Colchester, it specialises in traditional boat repair materials, tools and classic boat fittings. Most fittings are produced in the UK in bronze/gunmetal or brass. The philosophy of quality handmade fittings hasn’t changed over the years and is underpinned by our position as an MOD supplier since our inception.

Our product range covers items that have been in production throughout most of the last century, and are still produced in the same way, from the same patterns, today. Largely made in the Midlands of England, we offer genuine cast bronze, brass and galvanised fittings. Davey has embraced the future with a range of newly designed products handmade in Britain with the same traditional flare and quality the company has become known for.