A record 100 entries were submitted this year


STREX Fasteners picked up an award in the Covering category

Fifteen companies were recognised for new product innovation by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on the opening day of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX).

A record number of 100 entries were submitted by marine companies to be considered by a panel of eight judges with various technical expertise from the Boating Writers International (BWI) group.

“IBEX has been rewarding ingenuity and honouring excellence with the Innovation Awards since 2003,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “The program has evolved into one of the marine industry’s most prestigious honours. The gorgeous crystal awards are displayed proudly by hundreds of marine manufacturers that we have recognised over the years for bringing new, innovative products to market.”

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Award winners are:

  • Boat Care and Maintenance: AWLGRIP North America, HDT
  • Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: Teakdecking Systems, LIGNIA Yacht Teak Alternative
  • Boatyard and Marina Hardware and Software: Cojali USA Inc, Jaltest Marine
  • Covering: STREX Fasteners LLC, STREX Fasteners
  • Deck Equipment and Hardware: LilliPad Marine, Revo Boarding Ladder
  • Electrical Systems: Triskel Marine Ltd, Integrel Advanced Generator Replacement Technology
  • Entertainment: Roswell Marine, R1 Pro Tower Speakers
  • Furnishings and Interior Parts: Teak Isle Mfg., Pontoon Folding Table with Tray
  • Inboard Engines: Volvo Penta, Next-Generation D4/D6 Marine Propulsion Systems
  • Lighting: Quality Mark Inc, H2O Light Saver
  • Mechanical Systems: Dual Winners, Dometic Corporation, Turbo Global Air-Conditioning Unit
  • Mate USA, UP8-RE Reversible Electronic Pump
  • OEM Electronics: Dometic Corporation, E-Actuator
  • Outboard Engines: Evinrude, E-TEC
  • Propulsion Parts, Propellers: Propellers, PowerTech! Propellers, Propeller Scanalyzer
  • Safety Equipment: Vesper Marine, Cortex
  • Honorable Mention: Telesafe LLC, Engine Inhibitor Unit