2017 Miami Innovation Awards Announced


Each year at the Miami International Boat Show, new consumer marine products are evaluated, judged and honored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International at the Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. This year’s competition saw 19 winners and two honorable mentions out of 63 products entered across 23 categories.

  • The 2017 winners are: 
  • Boat Care and Maintenance: Snap Tool Multi-Key, Davis Instruments
    Center Console/ Walkaround Fishing Boats: 230 Outrage, Boston Whaler
    Consumer Safety Equipment (Dual Winners): 100 N Junior Harness Lifejacket, Spinlock USA; SeaAngel SA15 ASI Flare SART/MOB, FT-Tec USA
    Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats: SLX 400, Sea Ray Boats
    Deck Equipment and Hardware: Scout Articulating Rocket Launcher, Scout Boats; Honorable Mention: CLite2 LED Searchlight with FLIR Camera, IMTRA Corporation
    Docking and Fendering Equipment: EZ Kayak Launch, EZ Dock
    Electric Motor/ Battery Powered Propulsion: Cruise Fixed Pod System, Torqeedo
    Fishing Equipment, Gear & Tackle: Sea Lime Fishing Lures, Sea Lime
    Furnishings & Interior Parts: Anti-Spill Wine Glasses, Royal Stabilis
    Inboard Engines: GDI Engine Series, Ilmor Marine
    Personal Gear, Soft Goods: Deck-Boss Boot, Grundens USA
    Personal Watercraft: Sea-Doo SPARK TRIXX, BRP U.S.
    Propulsion Equipment & Parts: Volvo Penta Inboard Joystick, Volvo Penta
    Tow Boats: Dock Star, MasterCraft Boat Company; Honorable Mention: Super Air Nautique GS-Series, Nauti que Boat Company
    Watersport Equipment (Dual Winners): StereoActive, Fusion Electronics; Mirage Eclipse, Hobie Cat Company
    Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software (Dual Winners): GX6500 Fixed Mount VHF, Standard Horizon; Axiom MFDs, Raymarine

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