Record number of entries for 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards

Author:
Updated:
Original:
IBEX-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.

Related

Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.

IBEX Hires Education Director

Patty Lawrence will manage the show’s preconference sessions, seminars and workshops.

Organizers Plan for In-Person Metstrade

The show is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 in Amsterdam and will incorporate virtual elements.

X Shore Secures $17M in Funding

The Swedish company’s 26-foot Eelex 8000 electric boat premiered at the Palm Beach show last month.