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Dozens of entries in for MAATS awards

Sixty new products have been entered into the Innovation Awards program at the upcoming Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show, taking place July 16-18 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel & Convention Center.

Winners will be honored for their achievements during the MAATS awards reception at 6 p.m. July 17 in Pavilions 1-6 of the Hilton.

Judged by Boating Writers International, the Innovation Awards recognize up to nine new marine products for their uniqueness and innovations in the aftermarket accessory marketplace. An environmental award, honoring the most environmentally friendly product, may also be presented. Samples of innovation award entries will be on display in the new product showcase, located at the center of the MAATS exhibit floor.

“MAATS has become one of the industry’s premier venues for debuting new recreational marine products,” said MAATS show manager Kathleen Clickett in a statement.

The 2008 installment of MAATS will feature nearly 300 exhibitors displaying the latest in aftermarket products. The show, now in its eighth year, is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Visit www.maats.net, or contact Clickett at (312) 946-6252 or kclickett@nmma.org.

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