Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards 2018


The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire. We define innovation as extending beyond product development. We look to companies that are transforming our industry through the use of new manufacturing processes, marketing approaches, technologies, products, workforce and other initiatives. We want to recognize companies shaping the future of the marine marketplace. In the autumn of 2018, we will recognize these organizations, from large global companies to small startups, with the honor of being a Most Innovative Marine Company.

Each application will be individually evaluated by a team of Soundings Trade Only and AIM Marine Group editors, writers and publishers. The winners will be announced in an editorial article in our November issue and on our website, We invite you to enter for the opportunity to become one of the Most Innovative Marine Companies 2018.


Organizations across the globe that manufacture or supply products and services to the marine industry may apply. Each company must demonstrate how their innovations over the past year have impacted their business, the industry and marketplace. Innovations implemented from September 1, 2017 thru September 1, 2018 are eligible. Entrant must provide company name, contact name, address, phone and a valid email address.


Applications may be received from 12:01am on July 1st – 12:59:59 on August 31st, 2018. Each applicant will receive an acknowledgement that the application has been received.


Winners will be announced in an article in the November 2018 issue of Soundings Trade Only and on the web at TradeOnlyToday.comWinners will be chosen based on innovation rather than market segment. There will be one top company that will be honored as the Most Innovative company of the year.

The profiles of the Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies 2018 will remain on the website until September 2019. In addition, each winner will receive a Most Innovative Marine Company logo to use on corporate materials until the 2019 winners are announced.

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