Judges from Boating Writers International (BWI) have selected the winners of the 2015 Innovation Awards at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), currently taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky.
The winning products were selected from 90 entries by a panel of experienced technical boating journalists.
“We thank Alan Wendt and all of the BWI judges who did a terrific job on identifying the most innovative products on display at this year's IBEX Show,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “We congratulate all of the winners and all of the companies who participated in this year's Innovation Awards program.”
“This year we received an overwhelming amount of IBEX Innovation Award submissions, a signal that our industry remains focused on new product development and recognizes the importance of innovation in driving new sales,” notes Thom Dammrich, president of the NMMA. “We are honored to recognize these companies as they help bring attention to the dynamic new products being offered across the marine industry-products that are showcasing boating's place as a leading recreational activity.”
The 2015 IBEX Innovation Award winners are:
Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: Xtreme Tower Products/Marine Accessories Corp., Mixed Media Parallel Hinge Tower
Deck Equipment and Hardware: Dowco, Easy-Lift
Furnishings and Interior Parts: Syntec Industries LLC, Elage
Mechanical Systems: Termodinamica SRL's, Termodinamica VRV10
Electrical Systems: Bocatech Inc.; BT1 5LEDSW-B
Outboard Engines: Attwood Corporation; MotorGuide X5 with VRS
Propulsion Parts, Propellers: Mercury Marine; Flo Torq SSR-HD
Boat Care and Maintenance: Reverso Pumps Inc.; Automatic Outboard Flushing System
OEM Electronics: Simrad-Navico; Halo Pulse Compression Radar
Environmental Award: Blue Gas Marine Inc.; Natural Gas Hybrid-Fuel System
Honourable Mention: OEM Electronics: Medallion Instrumentation Systems LLC; Malibu Surf Band