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MIAMI: Innovation Award winners announced

The Innovation Award winners from MIBS 2018   

The Innovation Award winners from MIBS 2018   

MIAMI—The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International presented the winners of the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards this morning at the 2018 Innovation Breakfast.

A total of 17 winning products and two honorable mentions were recognized. Noteworthy winners included S2 Yachts, which took home two crystal trophies. First, from Pursuit Boas, the DC 365 won the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats category and sister company Tiara won the Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats award for the Sport 38 LS. Boston Whaler claimed top honors in the Cabin Cruisers category with its 350 Realm.

Sea-Doo’s GTX Limited took home the honor in the Personal Watercraft contest, while Walk-Around Deck 490 from Jeanneau America won the sailboat competition. Leopard’s 50 catamaran earned an honorable mention.

For engines, Mercury’s new 3.4L V6 Outboard continued to draw attention, winning the Outboard engines category and the new Yanmar 3JH40 Common Rail Inboard Diesel Engine took the Inboard Engines category.

The contest was judged by eight members of the marine press including Innovation Award chair Zuzana Prochazka, who presided over the ceremony and co-chair Alan Wendt.

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