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.

IBEX 2015 VIDEO: Marine innovations focus on data sharing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Electronics and electrical equipment continue to generate new and innovative products in the marine industry. Just look at the electronics category in this year’s IBEX Innovation Awards and its 25 entries.

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IBEX 2015 VIDEO: Engine builders debut new innovations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The industry unloaded a ton of new product Tuesday at the 25th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Kentucky Exposition Center, including engines in all three major segments (outboard, inboard diesel and gas sterndrive), electronics and electrical equipment and refrigeration.

IBEX 2015: Boat rentals can contribute to long-term ownership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Can non-traditional boat-ownership businesses benefit the industry as a whole, even when ownership is not a part of the business? Yes, they can, say members of a panel that discussed alternatives to ownership at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference on Tuesday.

Members of IBEX’s new Marine Millennial group gather at the Millennial Lounge Tuesday to hear Marquis-Larson Group president and CEO Rob Parmentier.

IBEX 2015: Marquis-Larson CEO mentors millennials

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was standing room only on Tuesday at the Millennial Lounge on the floor of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference and very few of the faces present could say they were around for the 1980s.

A Garmin representative pitches the company’s new Vibe XE at Tuesday’s event.

IBEX 2015: Exhibitors pitch products in rapid-fire style

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A specially selected group of exhibitors at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference stepped up to present lightning-fast pitches about their products at the Pitch the Press event on Tuesday.

IBEX 2015: Dammrich touts industry’s sales momentum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference opened its 25th show on Tuesday with National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich saying the boating business will enjoy “good times” for at least 2-1/2 more years.

IBEX 2015: Innovation Awards and Hall of Fame honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference was off to the races this morning with the presentation of several awards to industry luminaries and innovative individuals at the state-of-the-industry-breakfast.

ABBRA workplace survey part of IBEX discussion

The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association is addressing the U.S. recreational marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions next week at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.

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