The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards in 11 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.
The 2016 IBEX Innovation Award winners include:
Boatbuilding Methods and Materials: BANOVA, 3A Composites Baltek Inc.
Deck Equipment and Hardware: Dual winners—Roswell Marine, Triton Board Rack; T-H Marine Supplies, Snapflex LED Stern Navigation Light
Furnishings and 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