Rewarding Ingenuity. Honoring Excellence.

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

Entry to the 2020 program is closed.

Winners will be announced during the IBEX Opening Session, taking place on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

Questions? Contact Rachel Harmon, Program Manager
T: 312.946.6247



Boat Care and Maintenance

AWLGRIP North America, HDT

AWLGRIP North America, HDT“With high gloss, repairable, scratch resistant, extended in-service life, the difference is clear, literally,” said judge Zuzana Prochazka.

AWLGRIP North America Website


Boatbuilding Methods & Materials

Teakdecking Systems, LIGNIA Yacht Teak Alternative

Teakdecking Systems, LIGNIA Yacht Teak Alternative“In an age of synthetic decks, a real wood solution takes the prize,” said judge Phil Gutowski.

Teackdecking Systems Website


Boatyard and Marina Hardware and Software

Cojali USA Inc, Jaltest Marine

Cojali USA Inc, Jaltest Marine“A relief for marine mechanics. Diagnostic testing can now be done on any engine with one piece of equipment,” said judge Phil Gutowski.

Cojali USA Inc Website



STREX Fasteners LLC, STREX Fasteners

STREX Fasteners LLC, STREX Fasteners“Save your fingers and your boat with Strex Fasteners that works on existing covers and makes it no longer a pain to cover your boat,” said judge Brady Kay.

STREX Fasteners LLC Website


Deck Equipment & Hardware

LilliPad Marine, Revo Boarding Ladder

LilliPad Marine, Revo Boarding Ladder“The Revo Boarding Ladder is like a stairway to heaven making access to the boat from the water easy for everyone,” said judge Capt. Barb Carey.

LilliPad Marine Website


Electrical Systems

Triskel Marine Ltd, Integrel Advanced Generator Replacement Technology

Triskel Marine Ltd, Integrel Advanced Generator Replacement Technology“A serious game changer in the industry, the Integral system is a serious leap in power generation. Nigel Calder can finally retire,” said judge Zuzana Prochazka.

Triskel Marine Ltd Website



Roswell Marine, R1 Pro Tower Speakers

Roswell Marine, R1 Pro Tower Speakers“With the industry’s first light permeable speaker housing, Roswell Marine Pro-Tower Speakers will transform your evenings on the water into an experience for the senses,” said judge Capt. Debbie Hanson.

Roswell Marine Website


Furnishings and Interior Parts

Teak Isle Mfg., Pontoon Folding Table with Tray

Teak Isle Mfg., Pontoon Folding Table with Tray“We applaud the inventive use of what is normally wasted space for entertaining onboard pontoons,” said judge Andy Adams.

Teak Isle Mfg Website


Inboard Engines

Volvo Penta, Next-Generation D4/D6 Marine Propulsion Systems

Volvo Penta, Next-Generation D4/D6 Marine Propulsion Systems“The ability to re-engineer both the D4 and D6 propulsion systems brought out about higher horsepower, better fuel efficiency, significantly lower maintenance cost, extended service intervals and stationary positioning for stern drives,” said judge Alan Wendt.

Volvo Penta Website



Quality Mark Inc., H2O Light Saver

Quality Mark Inc., H2O Light Saver“Made to bend and not break. The H2O Light Saver from Quality Mark eliminates the need to lower or remove your sternlight when an obstacle may arise,” said judge Brady Kay.

Quality Mark Inc. Website


Mechanical Systems Dual Winners

Dometic Corporation, Turbo Global Air-Conditioning Unit

Dometic Corporation, Turbo Global Air-Conditioning Unit“The air conditioner to replace them all. Dometic goes global with support for any voltage around the world,” said judge Phil Gutowski.

Dometic Corporation Website

Mate USA, UP8-RE Reversible Electronic Pump

Mate USA, UP8-RE Reversible Electronic Pump“A simple gear pump integrates flow rate control and reversibility without external components,” said judge Phil Gutowski.

Mate USA Website


OEM Electronics

Dometic Corporation, E-Actuator

Dometic Corporation, E-Actuator“Ditch the hoses, ditch the hydraulic fluid, ditch the pumps, people – the Optimus E-Actuator eliminates them all,” said judge Lenny Rudow.

Dometic Coporation Website


Outboard Engines

Evinrude, E-TEC

Evinrude, E-TEC“Finally, a 115-horse two-stroke outboard that can compete head to head against any four-stroke on the market and in some ways, maybe even beat it,” said judge Lenny Rudow.

Evinrude Website

Propulsion Parts, Propellers

PowerTech! Propellers, Propeller Scanalyzer

PowerTech! Propellers, Propeller Scanalyzer“I want on for Christmas! With so many twin, triple and quad engine boats, there has to be a great market for prop repair and tuning,” said judge Andy Adams.

PowerTech! Propellers Website


Safety Equipment

Vesper Marine, Cortex

Vesper Marine, Cortex“Cortex – it’s not a VHF radio…but it is. It’s not an AIS…but it is. It’s not a MOB system…but it is, and it’s a whole lot more,” said judge Lenny Rudow.

Vesper Marine Website

2019 IBEX Innovation Awards Honorable Mention

Telesafe LLC, Engine Inhibitor Unit


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