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. For full program details; including rules, product categories, and entry click here. Below you can review the 2018 winners.


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



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

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



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



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


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Rachel Harmon
T: 312-946-6247