Publisher hands out innovation awards

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Sail magazine's annual Pittman Innovation Awards this year recognized 15 leading new sailing products.

The 2012 Pittman Innovation Award winners are the Karver Flying Cam Cleat; Torqeedo Cruise 2.0/4.0 Electric Outboard Motors; Doyle Anomoly Headboard; Cousin Trestec Constrictor rope clutch; Colligo Soft Snatch block and soft padeye; Spinlock Pylon LED life jacket antenna; Kannad SafeLink R10 SRS; Maretron FFM100 fuel flow monitor; Vetus Rim Drive Bow Thruster; H2OUT Systems Dryers; B&G T41 multifunction display; Iridium Extreme satellite phone; Navico 3G/4G radar; and Raymarine e7 series GPS/chart plotter.

“We're impressed by the marine industry's ability to continue to develop such exceptional, well-designed products each year,” Sail editor-in-chief Peter Nielsen said in a statement.

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