IBEX

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event, serving boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors and boatyard/marine operators. It is held annually in the fall on a rotating basis in Louisville, Ky., and Tampa, Fla.

Elco Motor Yachts LLC wants to bring its hybrid electric/diesel propulsion system to the marine industry. The prototype, installed on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 34, is pictured here. The boat is in the water at IBEX in Tampa, Fla.

IBEX 2014 VIDEO: Elco Motor Yachts displays hybrid propulsion system

TAMPA, Fla. — Alternative power systems have been one of the leading innovations in the marine industry in the last few years, with engines being powered by electricity, propane and even natural gas. As hybrid propulsion packages, they’re often teamed with diesel engines that run cleaner, quieter and with better performance.

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IBEX 2014: Product pitches in lightning-round style

TAMPA, Fla. — Nineteen companies made lightning-fast presentations to a room full of media members Tuesday afternoon at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. Each presenter had exactly two minutes to capture the audience and break through what can become product overload at the marine industry’s largest technical trade event.

"These are good times in the marine industry," NMMA president Thom Dammrich told IBEX conferees this morning in Tampa, Fla.

IBEX 2014: NMMA president sees ‘good times’ for industry

TAMPA, Fla. — The boating industry has turned the corner and is prospering with increasing overall retail spending and rising boat sales, National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich told hundreds of attendees this morning at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.

Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight addresses conferees this morning at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Industry Breakfast in Tampa, Fla.

IBEX 2014 VIDEO: Bobby Knight motivates the crowd

TAMPA. Fla. — Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight used a whirlwind of stories and anecdotes — many of them humorous — to deliver his motivational messages about the keys to winning on the basketball floor, in business and in life. He was the keynote speaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Industry Breakfast.

Industry gathers in Tampa for IBEX

On-site registration for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference began at 8 a.m. today at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center and the first of nine popular “super sessions” commenced at 9 a.m.

IBEX readies for its Tampa debut

Thousands of marine industry professionals will gather at the Tampa Convention Center next week as the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is held there for the first time.

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