IBEX Announces Winners of the 2021 Innovation Awards
Fourteen Exceptional Products Recognized During Tuesday’s Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and 会议 (IBEX) announced the winners of the IBEX Innovation Awards for the 30th Anniversary Show. The program was managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). “This year’s Innovation Awards program saw an incredible collection of entries,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX显示 Director. The judges selected 11 Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions among dozens of entries submitted by marine trade companies.
The winners of the 2021 IBEX Innovation Awards are:
Boat Care and Maintenance: Gibco Flex-Mold Inc., Re-Deck: “This is a comprehensive selection of gelcoat decking patterns that simplifies and reduces the cost of decking repair,” said judge Bill Bishop.
Boatbuilding Methods and Materials: Sika Corporation, Adekit A236: “A great low temperature curing, 高强度, two-part adhesive that can be used in volume without discoloring gelcoat,”法官说 Bill Gius.
Deck Equipment and Hardware: LilliPad Marine, Ghost Mount: “Nearly invisible yet unbelievably strong, this versatile floor-mounting system is a true game-changer for both builders and consumers,”法官说 布雷迪凯.
Honorable Mention: Seaworthy Innovations, Scuppers.
Electrical Systems: Discover Battery, LITHIUM BLUE: “Completely serviceable in the field, Lithium Blue is sure to have an impact on this growing segment,”法官说 Adam Quandt.
Honorable Mention: Raymarine, YachtSense Modular Digital Control System.
Entertainment: RideController, LED+: “This is an innovative use of neopixel LEDs and advances the art of yacht lighting,”法官说 Bill Bishop.
Furnishings and Interior Parts: GUARDTEX, Kanvaslight: “The flexibility of the optical fibers in this product is a versatile way to provide practical and decorative lighting integrated into a soft Bimini top,”法官说 Steve Davis.
Mechanical Systems: XLYEM, Jabsco Quiet Flush E2: “A simple solution to a potentially messy situation,”法官说 Ben Stein.
OEM Electronics: 沃尔沃遍达, Assisted Docking: “Volvo’s Assisted Docking lets the skipper take a breath in stressful situations while giving them pinpoint control of the vessel,”法官说 Ben Stein.
Propulsion Parts, Propellers: 稳定器, Super Fly: “A well-engineered hydrofoil system that significantly improves the ride and performance of any double pontoon boat,”法官说, 布雷迪凯.
Safety Equipment: OSCAR Navigation, Sentry: “The Sentry’s advanced use of machine learning from millions of on-water events makes boating safer underway and at rest,”法官说 Ben Stein.
Honorable Mention: inteliPlug, The Vault.
Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories: Innovative Group Inc., Roller Bunk: “A new way to avoid powerloading and boat launch erosion that can be adapted to an existing trailer,”法官说 Adam Quandt.