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Seakeeper chosen for top Edison award

Seakeeper engineers Nick Troche, Bob Lawrie and Mike Gallagher with gold Edison trophy.

Seakeeper engineers Nick Troche, Bob Lawrie and Mike Gallagher with gold Edison trophy.

Seakeeper, Inc., last week won an Edison Award for its Seakeeper 2. The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.

The Seakeeper 2 was chosen as a finalist in the Transportation Technology category earlier in the year. Last night it received the category’s top gold award, the highest available.

Products were initially chosen by a steering committee and small group of industry experts. The finalists were then submitted to a panel of more than 3,000 judges comprised of senior business executives and academics who then cast ballots for gold, silver and bronze winners.

“We’ve been relentless at working to change a fundamental human experience by making boating more accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and the introduction of our smallest product, the Seakeeper 2, is a huge step in realizing that mission,” said Seakeeper president & CEO Andrew Semprevivo in a statement. “We’ve been pushing ourselves every day for 11 years to bring our best innovations to market, and we’re honored to be recognized as a leader and proud to stand next to the other incredible Edison Awards winners this year.”

The award was presented at the Edison Awards’ annual black-tie event at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York, N.Y. Events earlier in the day included a Meet the Innovators Forum and an Innovators’ Showcase. Participating companies had the opportunity to connect with other finalists and share their products.

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