IBEX Show: Where Better Boats Begin

IBEX Show

Where Better Boats Begin

OCTOBER 4-6, 2016 TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER TAMPA, FL USA

Innovation Awards

Rewarding Ingenuity. Honoring Excellence.

The IBEX Innovation Awards showcase outstanding marine product development to the recreational boating industry and beyond. The program is one of the marine industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market.

 

2015 IBEX Innovation Award Winners

2015 IBEX Innovation Award Winners

Xtreme Tower Products/Marine Accessories Corp.: Mixed-Media Parallel Hinge Tower

Boatbuilding Methods & Materials

Xtreme Tower Products/Marine Accessories Corp.: Mixed-Media Parallel Hinge Tower

Designing this tower, which provides flexibility to the builder to match gel coat and interior finishes, allows for a custom look at a reduced cost. —Mike Vatalaro

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Dowco: Easy Lift

Deck Equipment & Hardware

Dowco: Easy Lift

Pontoon boaters often have to fight a battle to store their bimini and often they don’t win. The simple and elegant design of the Dowco Easy-Lift bimini system now makes that battle winnable. —Roger McAfee

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Trimaco: E-Z Floor Guards

Furnishings & Interior Parts

Syntec Industries LLC – Elage™

Syntec- Elage™ addresses the traditional challenges of vinyl. It stays cooler in the sun, impedes stain absorption and migration, and eliminates PVC content and plasticizers so it won’t dry or crack and provides a safer seating solution. —Alan Wendt

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Termondianmica SRL: Termondianmica VRV10

Mechanical Systems

Termondianmica SRL: Termondianmica VRV10

Lower power level needed to drive this unit and a different architecture—many design features. The Italians are known for heating things up, now they’ll be known for cooling things down. Their presentation gave me chills. —Michael Vatalaro

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Bocatech Inc.: BT1 5LEDSW-BF

Electrical Systems

Bocatech Inc.: BT1 5LEDSW-BF

LED Power Switch with built in resettable fuse built into the switch – The Bocatech BT1 LED Power switch solves the problem of having the switch and circuit protection exist as separate components. In a single waterproof unit, the Bocatech switch reduces not only the complexity of on board electrical systems but also the cost of installing them. —Gary Riech

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Attwood Corporation: MotorGuide X5 with VRS

Outboard Engines

Attwood Corporation: MotorGuide X5 with VRS

MotorGuide’s X5 with variable ratio steering lets an angler fine tune a trip down a shoreline, but when the inevitable submerged stump turns up, quickly avoid a loud, fish-spooking collision. —John Page Williams

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Mercury Marine: Mercury Flo Torq SSR-HD

Propulsion Parts, Proprellers

Mercury Marine: Mercury Flo Torq SSR-HD

Mercury’s Flo-Torq SSR HD Hub gives smooth, quiet starts with big power. —John Page Williams

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Reverso Pumps Inc. – Automatic Outboard Flushing System

Boat Care & Maintenance

Reverso Pumps Inc. – Automatic Outboard Flushing System

Everyone knows that Outboard Engines operated in saltwater require thorough flushing after each use. Everyone also knows that flushing twin and triple outboards can be a real pain. This product solves that problem by eliminating the transom gymnastics usually required to perform this necessary task. —Gary Reich

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Simrad-Navico: Halo Pulse Compression Radar

OEM Electronics

Simrad-Navico: Halo Pulse Compression Radar

See near, see far with Simrad’s Halo Pulse Compression solid state radar. This dual radar, duel marpa radar provides reliability from the harbor to the horizon. —Zuzana Prochazka

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Blue Gas Marine Inc.: Natural Gas Hybrid-Fuel System

Environmental Award

Blue Gas Marine Inc.: Natural Gas Hybrid-Fuel System

Well documented that we are seeing a major shift by municipal and government vessels using natural gas and it’s nice to see this move into the outboard category. This company is ahead of the innovation curve in blending economic and environmental benefits with this plug & play engine. —Roger Marshall

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Rachel Timko
NMMA
T: 312-946-6247
E: rtimko@nullnmma.org