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.