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