Our esteemed ECMA judges are working hard behind the scenes at the Mercator Media headquarters this week to decide who will be walking away with the trophy in each category.
Celebrate the very best in the commercial marine industry and book your tickets now

The prestigious European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), incorporating the Innovations Showcase Awards, attracts entries from across Europe, recognising the depth of excellence in the commercial marine industry. The ECMAs celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive industry sector. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the ECMAs are presented at an awards evening on the opening day of Seawork. The Innovations Showcase overall winner receives the coveted ‘Spirit of Innovation Award’.

The awards will take place on the opening evening of Seawork and Marine Civils - Tuesday 13 June 2023, 17:30 – 19:30. The ceremony is held on site at Seawork in the spectacular Waterfront restaurant, overlooking the Seawork Marina in Mayflower Park. Following welcome drinks and canapes, the first part of the evening will see the presentation of the coveted Innovations Showcase Awards. The second part of the evening celebrates the European Commercial Marine Awards themselves, with the presentation of five awards.

Please note: Anyone who works for a Seawork or Marine Civils Exhibitor can be nominated.
*Closing date for entries is Friday 26th May 2023.



Lifetime Achievement Award

Celebrating an individual operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, who throughout their career has shown outstanding work and focus.

Maritime Professional of the Year Award

Presented to an exemplary individual within the commercial maritime sector. The winner is voted by their peers.

The Young Person’s Development Award

Offers young people, from 16 – 25 years of age, who are currently studying for, or beginning, a career in the Maritime Industry, an opportunity to achieve industry recognition and a bursary to help further their career.

Maritime Sustainability Award

Awarded to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, that demonstrates outstanding focus in its environmental and sustainability efforts.

Marine Civils Best Project Award

Presented to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations.

ECMA's Tickets
Tickets are now available for the European Commercial Marine Awards 2023
Book your tickets through your online manual today!


Guest presenter - Shelley Jory-Leigh
Shelley Jory–Leigh is a British Powerboat Champion, World Record holder and  BBC and Sky Sports presenter.
She will be presenting the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs) on the 13 June at 17:30. 


To celebrate the 24th year of Seawork and as a part of the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), Mercator Media is awarding a bursary (worth up to £850 or equivalent value in relevant currency) to help one young maritime student/apprentice/trainee further advance their studies, training, or career.

To enter please all you have to do is make a short video showing us why you should win the ECMA Young Person’s Development Award 2023.  The video could showcase projects you have completed or are currently working on, or demonstrate your passion for the industry!

The video can be filmed on a mobile phone (please use landscape rather than portrait view) and should be between 1 minute and 3 minutes long.  The video should be accompanied by a few words to explain what you would spend the bursary on and how it would help you in your career. The winner will receive the bursary, a trophy and an invitation to the exclusive ECMAs awards ceremony!



09:30 - 17:30 Tuesday 13 June 2023
09:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 14 June 2023
09:30 - 16:00 Thursday 15 June 2023

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