Record number of entries for 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards


The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards has received more than 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program’s history. Managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and judged by members of Boating Writers International, the program recognizes new products for the recreational boating market.

“We are honored to host and award the largest collection of IBEX Innovation Awards in the program’s history at IBEX this year,” Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director, said in a statement. “This is a testament to the product development we celebrate at IBEX, and we applaud our exhibitors for their hard work in pushing our industry forward. We look forward to seeing what is new and what is next in the marine industry.”

The awards program entries will be displayed at IBEX on Innovation Way, which is located on the second floor in the Rotunda at the Tampa Convention Center throughout the show. The awards will be presented during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast on October 1 in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott.

Full program details can be found at the following link and a list of entries can be found in the 2019 IBEX Show Directory & Buyer’s Guide.


A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.