Magazine names top industry products


Hundreds of products, including boats, software and accessories, are introduced and improved every year in the industry.

This year, in what will be an annual program, Boating Industry magazine said it selected 40 of them as the Top Products.

“As the industry continues its recovery, it’s clear that the spirit of innovation continues,” editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet said in a statement. “We were thrilled with the submissions we received this year and had to make some tough decisions for the list.”

Products were chosen on the basis of many factors, including innovation, impact on the industry and how they advanced their category or created a new category. All of the products on the list were introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2013.

Special emphasis was placed on how the product affects those in the business of boating.

“All of the products selected were chosen with the industry in mind, from software or apps that make it easier for a dealer to run his business to boats that offer an opportunity to reach a new audience,” Sweet said.

Listed alphabetically, the companies and products that were recognized are:

• ADP LightspeedEVP App

• ARI PartStream

• Bayliner Element

• Bennington Mahogany Edition Pontoon

• Chris-Craft Launch 36

• Dolphinite GelMatch

• Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP

• EWOL Hi-Speed Propeller

• Formula 270 Bowrider

• Interlux Interior Floor System

• Larson Escape

• Lehr Propane Outboard

• MagicEzy Hairline Fix

• MasterCraft Gen 2 Surf System

• Mercury Enertia ECO Propeller

• Nautique G21

• NorthStar Thin Plate Pure Lead Modular 8D Battery

• Perko Inlet Check Valve

• Pettit Hydrocoat Eco

• Pontoon Wholesalers Poly 3rd Tube Kit

• PTM Edge PXR100 Pro

• Pursuit SC 365

• Regulator 23

• Robalo 226 Cayman

• Scarab Jet Boats

• Scout/Garmin/Mastervolt Integrated Vessel Technology

• Scribble Software MyBoatStatus

• Sea-Doo Spark

• Sea Ray L650

• Seaward by Whale S300EW Water Heater

• Simrad NSO evo2

• Starcraft Marine 250 SCX-EXT

• Sunstream Boat Lifts Tech Package

• Supra Swell Surf System

• Suzuki DF25A and DF30A

• TCF Full Circle Analysis

• Torqeedo Deep Blue

• VesselVanguard Advantage Warranty

• Volvo Penta D11 Series

• Yamaha F115 Outboard