IBEX Announces 2016 Innovation Award Winners


In early October, judges at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) sat down to mull through 86 entries for the Innovation Award competition. In particular, the judges noted an increase in pontoon-related products — a growing field in the boat industry.

Thirteen winners were chosen, including:
• Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: BANOVA, 3A Composites Baltek Inc.
• Deck Equipment & Hardware: Dual Winners - Roswell Marine, Triton Board Rack; T-H Marine Supplies, Snapflex LED Stern Navigation Light
• Furnishings & Interior Parts: Kenyon International Inc., Texan Grill with IntelliKEN Touch Control
• Mechanical Systems: XYLEM, Rule Bilge Pumps
• Electrical Systems: Mercury Marine, Electronic Steering Helm
• Inboard Engines: Volvo Penta, Easy Drain
• Outboard Engines: Honda Marine, BF6
• Propulsion Parts, Propellers: Mercury Marine, VesselView Mobile
• Boat Care and Maintenance: Pettit Paint, SeaGold
• OEM Electronics: Dual Winners - Garmin USA, Fantom 6; Wet Sounds Inc., SYN-DX 6-DSP
• Environmental Award: Fireboy-Xintex Inc., CG / MA and GA 3M Novec 1230 Fixed Fire Extinguisher

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