Maldives Boating Awards


Maldives Boating Award is an initiative of National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) which began in the year 2014 to recognize the strength of boating industry and services rendered by the service providers.

Awards are presented to nominees in different categories on various sectors inclusive of standard. The Maldives Boating Awards aim to encourage & raise service standards within the Maldivian Boating industry.

The National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) holds exclusive rights of the Maldives Boating Awards.

National Boating Association of Maldives “NBAM”

National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) is the Maldivian association; representing the Liveaboards and Boating Business Sector, we have been the voice of Boating Industy since the formation of organization back in 2007 formerly known as “Liveaboard Association of Maldives”.

Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their clients and operators choose the appropriate company while choosing a cruising vacation in Maldives.


The Maldives Boating Awards judging criterias are based upon facilities and service excellence provided by the participant. Size of a service or company is not taken into consideration during the nomination or voting process.

In order to proceed with registration, the participant should operate within the Maldivian Boating Industry and service delivery should be within the Maldives. While every nominee has to compulsorily be an active member of National Boating Association of Maldives.


To participate in the Maldives Boating Awards, participants can self-nominate or be nominated by other parties. All Nominees must be members of National Boating Association of Maldives. Once we receive nominations via document or online, evaluations are carried out by a selected panel of adjudicators appointed by rights holder of the award, National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM).

Following confirmation and official entry, the organizers of Maldives Boating Awards will arrange an official visit or a meeting in Male’ to do a 10 - 15 minutes’ presentation.

Whereas professional scoring would be given to the nominee by the panel (70%), apart from the online voting for popular votes which considers 30% for the award.

Steps to Enter



By filling the participation / nomination available on website. Each Nominee is entitled for any number of categories each per year.



  • 10 minutes PowerPoint presentation presenting and covering the nominated category.
  • Fact sheet of the vessel or service
  • Nominees must be willing to host/bear all transport costs for judges on request for inspection if required (minimum 5 days notice would be given)

Time Line

Apply before 23.55Hrs, 15th November 2019

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