Miami Boat Show Innovation Award winners announced

Published On: March 4, 2016Categories: Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards at the annual industry breakfast held Feb. 11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The awards program evaluated 77 products across 31 categories. The judges selected 17 winners in 16 categories and three honorable mentions for a total of 20 honorees.

The 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners are:

  • Boat Care and Maintenance: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Contour
  • Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats: Scout Boats Inc., ForwardFIVE Performing Seating Station
  • Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software—Dual Winners: Simrad-Navico, StructureScan 3D and FLIR Systems Inc., AX8 Thermal Monitoring Camera
  • Consumer Safety Equipment: Weems & Plath, SOS Distress Light
    Honorable Mention: Spinlock USA, LumeOn Lifejacket Illumination
  • Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats: Bayliner Marine Corp., VR5 Runabout
  • Deck Equipment: Premier Marine Inc., Ricochet Ladder
    Honorable Mention: Anchor & Docking Inc. Ricochet Ladder
  • Docking and Fendering Equipment: Bellingham Marine Ind. Inc., Portable Floating Timber Dock System
  • Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion: Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics Inc., Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra electric trolling motor
  • Fishing Equipment, Gear & Tackle: Taco Metals Inc., Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles
  • Furnishings & Interior Parts: Westhead Group, Flexima Nautic
  • Jet Boats: BRP U.S. Inc., Intelligent Shift and Throttle
  • Mechanical & Electrical Systems: Indmar Products Co. Inc., Strainer Pro
  • Outboard Engines: Seven Marine LLC, 627 SpectraBlade
  • Personal Gear, Soft Goods: Grundens USA, Breakwater Pants
    Honorable Mention: Gill North America Ltd., FG2 Tournament Jacket
  • Personal Watercrafts: Yamaha WaterCraft Group Co., TR-1 Marine High Output Engine
  • Pontoon Boats: Premier Marine Inc., Dodici