2015 Innovation Award Winners Announced


It’s that time of the year again — when the most innovative and impressive new boats and consumer marine products are honored with the 2015 Miami Innovation Awards, presented in February at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International announced winners at the 2015 show. This year featured a record number of entries, with a total of 97 products — a 68 percent increase from last year.

The winning products include:
• Alternate Drive Technology (pods, sterndrives): Volvo Penta, Forward Drive
• Deck Equipment & Hardware: Taco Metals, Rub Rail Mounted LED Light
• Docking & Fendering Equipment: StormFender LLC, StormFender
• Mechanical & Electrical Systems: Yamaha Watercraft, Connext Helm Control
• Inboard Engines: Indmar Products, ROUSH Charged Raptor
• Outboard Engines: BRP U.S. Inc., Evinrude E-TEC G2
• Consumer Safety Equipment: Simrad-Navico, Forward Scan
• Watersport Equipment: LilliPad Diving Boards, LilliPad Diving Board
• Consumer Electronics, Apps & Software: Navionics Inc, SonarCharts and SonarCharts Live
• Center Console & Walkaround Fishing Boats: Hydra-Sports, 53 Suenos
• Cuddy Cabin & Bowrider Boats: Rec Boat Holdings/Four Winns, Horizon 440 Bow Cruiser
• Deck Boats: Boston Whaler, 320 Vantage
• Jet Boats: Chaparral Boats, Aerial Surf Platform
• Personal Watercrafts (PWCs): Yamaha Watercraft, Yamaha RiDE System
• Pontoon Boats: Apex Marine, Angler Qwest
• Tow Boats: MasterCraft Boat Company, X23
• Environmental Award: Wake Worx LLC, Mussel Mast’R Aquatic Invasive Species Filter System

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