2015 IBEX Innovation Award Winners Announced


During the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Industry Breakfast, judges from Boating Writers International announced winners of the 2015 IBEX Innovation Awards. The winners are:

Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: Xtreme Tower Products/ Marine Accessories Corp., Mixed Media Parallel Hinge Tower

Deck Equipment & Hardware: Dowco, Easy-Lift

Furnishings & Interior Parts: Syntec Industries LLC, Elage

Mechanical Systems: Termodinamica SRL, Termodinamica VRV10

Electrical Systems: Bocatech Inc., BT1 5LEDSW-BF

Outboard Engines: Attwood Corporation, MotorGuide X5 with VRS

Propulsion Parts, Propellers: Mercury Marine, Flo Torq SSR-HD

Boat Care & Maintenance: Reverso Pumps Inc., Automatic Outboard Flushing System

OEM Electronics: Simrad-Navico, Halo Pulse Compression Radar

Honorable Mention: OEM Electronics: Medallion Instrumentation Systems LLC, Malibu Surf Band

Environmental Award: Blue Gas Marine Inc., Natural Gas Hybrid-Fuel System

The Innovation Awards program recognizes significant contributions in marine industry innovation and product development. The winning products were selected from 90 entries by a panel of experienced technical boating journalists from Boating Writers International (BWI). IBEX, the premier boating industry technical trade show and networking event, runs through Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY.

“We thank Alan Wendt and all of the BWI judges who did a terrific job on identifying the most innovative products on display at this year’s IBEX Show,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “We congratulate all of the winners and all of the companies who participated in this year’s Innovation Awards program.”

“This year we received an overwhelming amount of IBEX Innovation Award submissions, a signal that our industry remains focused on new product development and recognizes the importance of innovation in driving new sales,” notes Thom Dammrich, president of the NMMA. “We are honored to recognize these companies as they help bring attention to the dynamic new products being offered across the marine industry—products that are showcasing boating’s place as a leading recreational activity.”

Photo courtesy Blue Gas Marine Facebook. Caption: Blue Gas Marine, Inc. team John Roberts, Andrew Priest, Miguel Guerreiro and Tim Williams at the IBEX Awards Breakfast with the 2015 IBEX Innovation Award for the Natural Gas Hybrid Fuel System.

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