IBEX Innovation Award Winners Honoured

The 2012 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) kicked off this morning with the presentation of the 2012 Innovation Awards at the annual Industry Breakfast.

IBEX Innovation Awards are described as the industry's highest honour for innovative and technological achievement, recognizing advancements in OEM and aftermarket equipment that meet four key criteria: innovative distinction from other products currently manufactured; benefit to the marine industry or consumer; practicality; and cost-effectiveness.

Winners, by category, include:

Boat Care Maintenance: Dolphinite GelMatch Gelcoat Color Matching System

Electrical Systems: Indel Webasto Marine Isotherm Smart Energy Controller Kit

Engines: Volvo V8-380 Engine Sterndrive

Honorable Mention: Suzuki DF20A/DF15A

Furnishings and Interior Parts: Syntec Industries – CoolTouch Vinyl Technology

Honorable Mention: Caframo Limited Taku Hatch Fan

Mechanical Systems: Teleflex Marine Xtreme Mechanical System

Honorable Mention: Dometic Marine

OEM Electronics: Teleflex Marine Optimus EPS/360 Joystick Docking System

Propulsion Parts, Propellers: PowerTech Safety Prop


"IBEX is where the future of boating begins,' said Show Director Anne Dunbar. "It's where companies introduce their new products and technologies that will improve boatbuilding and enhance the boating experience for consumers in the years to come.'