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Soundings Trade Only Announces Fifth Annual Most Innovative Marine Company Awards


Soundings Trade Only is proud to announce the fifth edition of its Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Company Awards.

Rather than focusing on individuals or products, the Most Innovative Marine Company Awards acknowledge companies utilizing ingenuity, innovation and creativity to advance their businesses and the marine industry. The awards are open to companies from around the globe, of all types and sizes, that supply or service the marine industry.

“We want to recognize companies that are disrupting the marketplace, making decisions, improvements and redirections across a range of initiatives that transform a company’s business and positively impact the marine industry, pushing it forward,” said Michele Goldsmith, publisher of Soundings Trade Only. “We look toward companies that are well-rounded, show ingenuity in the way they interact with their stakeholders — from employees to customers, suppliers, the industry and their community — that push innovation in their products and business models, and are purpose-driven.”

“While there recently has been a lot of focus on emerging technologies outside the marine industry, there are many companies in our fold doing groundbreaking work that should be celebrated,” said Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief Gary Reich. “Our Most Innovative Marine Company Awards do just that by recognizing and highlighting the hard work these organizations are doing in areas such as electrification, propulsion, boatbuilding techniques, electronics, design, sustainability and much more.”

The awards panel will review a broad range of company initiatives, including innovative materials, new manufacturing processes, supply-chain management, sustainability, workforce solutions, business development, technology and others. The judges will include Active Interest Media and Soundings Trade Only editors, as well as industry experts.

The awards will focus on the period from Aug. 16, 2021, through Aug. 15, 2022. Applications may be submitted online here from July 1 through Aug. 15.

The top 10 winners, including first-place recipient, will be recognized at the Soundings Trade Only Leadership Panel, an IBEX pre-session, Monday, Sept. 26, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. The order of the winners will be revealed in an article in the November issue of Soundings Trade Only and online at Winners also receive additional benefits.

To enter the 2022 Most Innovative Marine Company Awards, please visit

For more information, please contact Michele Goldsmith at or (847) 373-0385.



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