The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored the winners of the 2020 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products, presented during preview night of the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show.
The Minneapolis Innovation Awards honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products in the boating industry to market in the following categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats and pontoon boats. This year’s program evaluated fourteen products, and judges ultimately selected three Innovation Award winners and one honorable mention:
- In the aluminum fishing boat category, Crestliner won for its Active Performance (AP-X) Hull.
- In the fiberglass fishing category, Yar-Craft won for its 2020 Yar-Craft 219 TFX.
- In the pontoon boat category, Avalon & Tahoe won for its Avalon Waketoon-Surf Series and Bennington received an honorable mention in the pontoon boat category for its Bennington Bowrider.