Miami Innovation Award Winners 2016


The votes are in! The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

This year’s program evaluated 77 products across 31 categories, featuring an outstanding pool of entries. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners in 16 categories and three honorable mentions. The winners are:

• Boat Care and Maintenance: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Contour
• Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats: Scout Boats, ForwardFIVE Performing Seating Station
• Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software – Dual Winners: Simrad-Navico, StructureScan 3D; FLIR Systems, AX8 Thermal Monitoring Camera
• Consumer Safety Equipment: Weems & Plath, SOS Distress Light
Honorable Mention: Spinlock USA, LumeOn Lifejacket Illumination
• Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats: Bayliner Marine Corporation, VR5 Runabout
• Deck Equipment: Premier Marine, Inc., Ricochet Ladder
Honorable Mention: Anchor & Docking, Inc., Anchor Turner Kit
• Docking and Fendering Equipment: Bellingham Marine Ind., Portable Floating Timber Dock System
• Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion: Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra electric trolling motor
• Fishing Equipment, Gear & Tackle: Taco Metals, Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles
• Furnishings & Interior Parts: Westhead Group, Flexima Nautic
• Jet Boats: BRP U.S., Intelligent Shift and Throttle
• Mechanical & Electrical Systems: Indmar Products Co., Strainer Pro
• Outboard Engines: Seven Marine, 627 SpectraBlade
• Personal Gear, Soft Goods: Grundens USA, Breakwater Pants
Honorable Mention: Gill North America, FG2 Tournament Jacket
• Personal Watercrafts: Yamaha WaterCraft Group Company, TR-1 Marine High Output Engine

• Pontoon Boats: Premier Marine, Dodici (pictured)


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