IBEX 2016 Innovation Award WinnersOct 16, 2016

One of the major highlights at IBEX, the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference is the announcement of the 2016 Innovation Award winners at the annual Industry Breakfast.  

The Innovation Awards honors achievement in product development in 13 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International (BWI), a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters, public relations specialists and others in the communications profession associated with the boating industry.

 

Photo Caption: Winners of the 2016 IBEX Innovation Awards gather following the Industry Breakfast.

 

Alan Wendt, Chair of the Innovation Awards and Past President of Boating Writers International, said, "Two of the industry's biggest growth categories, tow boats and pontoons, were well represented with products to enhance the enjoyment and manufacturing process."

 


The 2016 IBEX Innovation Award winners are:

• 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 Hel 

• 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

 

Look for more information on both the 2016 IBEX Innovation Award winners and all of the entries in the December issue of Boating Industry Canada magazine.

 

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