IBEX Innovation Award Winners Announced

The 2019 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at IBEX during the annual Industry Breakfast on October 1. Eight BWI judges with various technical backgrounds in boating selected the new product winners from over 100 entries submitted by marine trade companies – the largest program to date.

The winners in each of the 15 categories of the 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards are:

Boat Care and Maintenance: AWLGRIP North America, HDT

Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: Teakdecking Systems, LIGNIA Yacht Teak Alternative

Boatyard and Marina Hardware and Software: Cojali USA Inc, Jaltest Marine

Covering: STREX Fasteners LLC, STREX Fasteners

Deck Equipment and Hardware: LilliPad Marine, Revo Boarding Ladder

Electrical Systems: Triskel Marine Ltd, Integrel Advanced Generator Replacement Technology

Entertainment: Roswell Marine, R1 Pro Tower Speakers

Furnishings and Interior Parts: Teak Isle Mfg., Pontoon Folding Table with Tray

Inboard Engines: Volvo Penta, Next-Generation D4/D6 Marine Propulsion Systems

Lighting: Quality Mark Inc., H2O Light Saver

Mechanical Systems: Dual Winners, Dometic Corporation, Turbo Global Air-Conditioning Unit

Mate USA, UP8-RE Reversible Electronic Pump

OEM Electronics: Dometic Corporation, E-Actuator

Outboard Engines: Evinrude, E-TEC

Propulsion Parts, Propellers: Propellers, PowerTech! Propellers, Propeller Scanalyzer

Safety Equipment: Vesper Marine, Cortex

Honorable Mention: Telesafe LLC, Engine Inhibitor Unit.

“IBEX has been rewarding ingenuity and honoring excellence with the Innovation Awards since 2003,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “The program has evolved into one of the marine industry’s most prestigious honors. The gorgeous crystal awards are displayed proudly by hundreds of marine manufacturers that we have recognized over the years for bringing new, innovative products to market. We could not have elevated these awards to this level without our partnership with Boating Writers International and the technical expertise they bring to the judging process.”