Skip to main content

NMEA adds technology award

The National Marine Electronics Association added a new Industry Technology Award to its annual NMEA Product Awards.

The new award will recognize recently introduced products and single out the "best" based on innovative design, benefits to boaters, practicality and value. Judging will occur Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the NMEA convention in Fort Myers, Fla.

Only products that have been released and delivered since the previous year's convention are eligible for consideration. Manufacturers can nominate only one product and it must be a product they sell.

Unlike the NMEA Product Awards, whose winners are selected by marine electronics dealers, judging for the Industry Technology Award will be conducted by a panel from Boating Writers International.

"Boating Writers International is a non-profit organization, and its diverse membership of writers, broadcasters, editors and other professionals have a broad level of experience with many different products and manufacturers," said Tom Burke, chair of NMEA's awards committee and Navico's professional system/in-field specialist, in a statement.

Recipients of all the product awards will be announced at the banquet on the final day of the convention.

Click here for the full release.


Minneapolis Boat Show Opens Tomorrow

Canceled last year, the show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

ASA Appoints Public Affairs Manager

John Chambers will help strengthen communications efforts and increase engagement in the newly created position with the American Sportfishing Association.

Soundings Trade Only Names Editor-in-Chief

Gary Reich takes the helm from Jeff Moser, who becomes editor-in-chief of sister magazine PassageMaker.

St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.