Innovation Awards

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.

Winners will be announced during the Industry Breakfast which will take place on the opening morning of IBEX – Tuesday, October 2nd in the Grand Ballroom at Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Program participants are encouraged to purchase tickets to attend the Industry Breakfast as they are not included with entry. Industry Breakfast tickets are available in the IBEX registration process. All products entered in the Innovation Awards program will be displayed all three days of the show on Innovation Way, located inside the 3rd Floor Exhibit Hall.

Entry to the 2018 program is now closed.

 

 

Boat Care and Maintenance

AWLGRIP North America, Quick Build

Quick BuildQuick Build: One Product, Two Systems – Sealing or Surfacer Primer

AWLGRIP North America Website

 

Boatbuilding Methods & Materials

Structural Composites Inc., Advanced Marine Coatings

IBEX Innovation Awards Honorable Mention

Dowco Marine
Nextoon

 

Covering

Taylor Made, Pole-less Self-Draining Pontoon Cover

Pole-less Self-Draining Pontoon CoverEliminating the need for poles to get rid of excess rain and pools of water, the Pole-Less Self-Draining Pontoon Cover installs much more easily than a traditional cover, using an integrated gutter system in the center of the boat cover to channel rain and excess water out through the back of the boat.

IBEX Innovation Awards Honorable Mention

Quality Mark
Pop-A-Pole

Deck Equipment & Hardware

Dripper Guard, Dripper Guard Pro

Dripper Guard ProDripper Guard is the solution to preventing hull stains caused by thru hull water discharge.

Dripper Guard Website

 

Electrical Systems

Balmar, SG200 Battery Monitor

SG200 Battery MonitorBalmar SG200 – Now You Can Measure Your Battery’s State Of Health

Balmar Website

 

Entertainment

FUSION Entertainment USA Inc., Apollo 770

Apollo 770The Apollo 770 blends creative design and technological brilliance to deliver the world’s first marine stereo with a one-piece glass touchscreen display, built in Wi-Fi audio streaming, Apple AirPlay, Fusion DSP Technology and PartyBus.

FUSION Entertainment USA Inc. Website

 

Furnishings and Interior Parts

SHOXS, X Series Shock Mitigated Pedestals

X Series Shock Mitigated PedestalsThe safest, most versatile seat mount ever built.

SHOXS Website

 

Lighting

Megaleds Ind, ORPHOS

ORPHOSIts sleek looks draw attention during the day, and at night the sidelights unique design will make any powerboat stand out in the crowd.

Megaleds Ind Website

 

Mechanical Systems

Blue Guard Innovations, BG-One

BG-OneThe BG-One is a patented smart bilge pump switch with an integrated solid-state oil and fuel detector which is capable of controlling the bilge pump to pump water and not oil.

Blue Guard Innovations Website

 

OEM Electronics

Raymarine Inc., Axiom ClearCruise Augmented Reality

Axiom ClearCruise Augmented RealityClearCruise™ Augmented Reality brings enhanced on water perception to boaters with critical navigation objects overlaid directly over live HD video on Axiom multifunction displays.

Raymarine Inc. Website

IBEX Innovation Awards Honorable Mention

Suzuki Motor of America Inc.
Multi-Function Gauge

 

Outboard Engines

Yamaha Motor Corporation, V8 XTO Offshore

V8 XTO OffshoreMore than an outboard. It’s an Integrated Power System.

Yamaha Motor Corporation Website

 

Propulsion Parts, Propellers

Mercury Marine, Tiller Handle Assembly for Portable Outboard Motor

Tiller Handle Assembly for Portable Outboard Motor

 

Safety Equipment

Medallion Instrumentation Systems, Docking/Trailer Camera

 

For questions, contact:
Rachel Harmon
NMMA
T: 312-946-6247
E: rharmon@nullnmma.org