Eleven boats took awards this year in 10 categories.
The promotion is part of a plan to extend AIM Marine Group’s digital services.
The awards were presented at a dinner in New York City on Oct. 31.
The list of 14 companies included large, established firms and small startups.
The event, held at the Tampa Museum of Art, attracted about 280 industry stalwarts.
The magazine’s Monday evening celebration included more than 300 executives from different industry sectors.
Brunswick/Mercury and Correct Craft receive identical scores in Soundings Trade Only’s second annual awards program.
Most of the entry fees will support ABYC’s industrywide workforce initiatives.
Former Torqeedo president Marcia Kull and SeaStar vice president Thomas Douglass will help judge the Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies awards.
The awards will recognize forward-thinking companies transforming the marine industry.
The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.
The June anniversary issue looks back at North America’s marine industry over the last four decades, the economic trends, companies, leaders, families as well as international brands, boats and people that have impacted and pushed the boating business forward.
The monthly Pulse Report says dealer sentiment on current conditions declined last month from March.
STO’s editorial staff will interview industry leaders via livestream video from a central “Solutions Stage” during the event.
The PassageMaker event in downtown Seattle also includes an in-water boat show.