This year’s International Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, jointly organised by IBI and METSTRADE and held in association with Raymarine in Amsterdam, saw our General Manager Josie Maher (Eastman) named as this year’s Rising Star alongside Žiga Jarc from EJET. This award recognises those individuals, aged 35 and under, making a growing impact on any aspect of their business, from design and production, to management, buying and any other boat building discipline.
In the judges’ words, “This year’s shortlist of boat building professionals aged 35 and under once again featured an impressive array of super talented people that deserve recognition and the encouragement of everyone gathered here. In the end we selected two people as our Rising Stars for 2023. Žiga Jarc is the founder and CEO of innovative electric jet tender start-up EJET who has driven a remarkable amount of progress in a short time. Josie Maher has, in the words of her nominee, left an indelible mark since being appointed as the general manager of well-established Australian performance trailer boat manufacturer Edencraft. In their relatively short careers, both of our recipients have demonstrated amazing potential and continue to really make a difference in their respective businesses.”
Congratulations, Josie! We look forward to celebrating even greater achievements with you in the future.