The European Commercial Marine Awards
Recognising the depth of excellence in commercial marine, European Commercial Marine Awards (the ECMAs) celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive industry sector. In addition to the awards for Professionalism, Sustainability, and Lifetime Achievement, the ECMAs incorporate the Innovations Showcase which attract entries from across Europe.
View the 2017 winners and Jury comments here
The awards ceremony is held on site at Seawork in the spectacular waterfront glass restaurant, overlooking the Seawork Marina in Mayflower Park. An important part of the annual Seawork show, the ECMAs attract over 400 attendees including exhibitors and their guests.
This prestigious event provides great opportunities for networking, making it a 'must do' social event in the diary for all Seawork exhibitors.
The awards take place early on the opening evening of Seawork. Following welcoming drinks and canapes, the first part of the evening sees the presentation of the coveted Innovation Showcase Awards with the overall winner being presented with the Spirit of Innovation award. The second part of the evening moves in to the European Commercial Marine awards themselves with the presentation of the new ECM Best Project Award, the ECM Maritime Professional of the Year Award, the ECM Maritime Sustainability Award, and culminating in the ECM Lifetime Achievement Award.
The showcase of entries for the ECM Innovation Awards gives visitors the opportunity to see the latest in products, services, projects and vessels introduced to the market by Seawork exhibitors in the past 12 months.
2016 winner DuoDrive’s Director, John Carter said, “Winning the Award at Seawork was the start of something incredible. As first-time exhibitors, we are utterly delighted with the industry’s response to this product that we have been working on for many years.”
The Innovation Showcase is open for submissions from both Seawork exhibitors (free), and non-exhibitors (fee applies).
Criteria for the European Commercial Marine awards:
The ECM Maritime Best Project Award is a new award category for 2018, presented to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations. The ECM awards jury makes the final decision from nominations received.
The ECM Maritime Professional of the Year award celebrates exemplary individuals within the commercial maritime sector.
Anyone can be nominated as long as they work for a Seawork Exhibitor. All that is required are 200 words detailing why you think the nominee is worthy of the award, plus a picture of them. The award is voted on by the public.
The ECM Maritime Sustainability Award is awarded to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, which demonstrates outstanding focus in its environmental and sustainability efforts. The ECM awards jury makes the final decision from nominations received
The ECM Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, who throughout their career has shown outstanding work and focus. A closely guarded secret – the award is announced and presented on the evening of the awards.