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.

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
November 14 at METSTRADE, Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, ...
Whether learning to sail in an Optimist, perfecting technique in a Laser or taking line honors in ...
Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc., the leading innovator of 2-component adhesive dispensing systems, ...
Modern navigation on virtually all commercial vessels and high-end recreational yachts requires ...
Electricity and water never mix, which is why ground fault circuit interrupter receptacles are ...
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced ActiveCaptainTM, a free ...
There's something about a warm cabin on a cold, damp day that makes winter boating rival the joys ...
Fluorescent lights have been used on boats for years, in spite of their frustrating, bulky ballasts ...
Wi-Fi for your boat has come a long way. We don't just mean your connection to the online world, ...
Too often, owners are unsure of what size anchor and how much rode to purchase, how to connect the ...

DAVIS DEBUTS CARBON FIBER WIND VANES

Davis Carbon Fiber Wind Vanes

 

 

Whether learning to sail in an Optimist, perfecting technique in a Laser or taking line honors in the latest sportboat, the ability to visualize apparent wind angle and read the shifts is critical to sailing well. Traditional wind indicators tend to be fragile and easily bent or broken. Davis Instruments introduces Blacksmith Wind Vanes, made from super lightweight 3D carbon fiber and duraluminum to withstand the rigors of hard racing. For Opti sailors, an equally durable, carbon-free class legal version is offered. READ MORE

 

  

Featured Articles

Featured Articles
  • Prev
History was made in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 15 as Campion Marine became the first ...
Join the 3,000+ ABYC Certified Technicians around the world trained at the highest level to ensure ...
Boating Industry Canada met with Jens Bering at IBEX 2017. Bering has recently been appointed to ...
Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming NMMA Canada Industry Breakfast to be held on ...
Everyone is invited to join Ontario Sailing to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and the sport of ...
Activity and positive energy continued throughout the conclusion of the International BoatBuilders' ...
This morning the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards were announced during the annual Industry ...
A trio of Canadian dealers were recognized at the Smoker Craft Inc. 2018 model year dealer meeting, ...
Township of Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk and Andy Adams discuss the Jackson's Point Harbour ...
As we reported in the July 18 edition of News Week, Rick Layzell has been appointed CEO of the ...

CAMPION MAKES HISTORY AT METSTRADE BOAT BUILDER AWARDS

Sara Anghel Andrea Razeto Ed Slack 400

 By Craig Ritchie

History was made in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 15 as Campion Marine became the first Canadian company to be honoured at the annual METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement.

The Kelowna, BC-based boat builder was named the winner of the 2017 Award for Best Environmental Initiative, in recognition of its ongoing efforts to incorporate sustainable manufacturing practices and eco-friendly materials into its everyday operations. The Boat Builder Awards judging panel – consisting of an international panel of boating trade representatives – were impressed with Campion’s...READ MORE

People

People
  • Prev
“The wind is coming up. Tell the boys they can commence with the race.” Fittingly, these would be ...
BRP, a world leader in powersports, has announced that Tracy Crocker has been appointed to the ...
CMP has announced that Gerald Dyck has joined the firm to further enhance their growing portfolio ...
Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) ...
John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He ...
Torqeedohas announced that Greg Jung has been appointed vice president of marketing. In ...