The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami.
This year’s program evaluated 77 products across 31 categories featuring an outstanding pool of entries. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners in 16 categories and three honorable mentions for a total of 20 honorees.
The 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners are:
Boat Care and Maintenance: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Contour
Center Console/ Walkaround Fishing Boats: Scout Boats, Inc., ForwardFIVE Performing Seating Station
Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software – Dual Winners: Simrad-Navico, StructureScan 3D; FLIR Systems, Inc., AX8 Thermal Monitoring Camera
Consumer Safety Equipment: Weems & Plath, SOS Distress Light
Honorable Mention: Spinlock USA, LumeOn Lifejacket Illumination
Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats: Bayliner Marine Corporation, VR5 Runabout
Deck Equipment: Premier Marine, Inc., Ricochet Ladder
Honorable Mention: Anchor & Docking, Inc., Anchor Turner Kit
Docking and Fendering Equipment: Bellingham Marine Ind., Inc., Portable Floating Timber Dock System
Electric Motor/ Battery Powered Propulsion: Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc., Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra electric trolling motor
Fishing Equipment, Gear & Tackle: Taco Metals, Inc., Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles
Furnishings & Interior Parts: Westhead Group, Flexima Nautic
Jet Boats: BRP U.S. Inc., Intelligent Shift and Throttle
Mechanical & Electrical Systems: Indmar Products Co., Inc., Strainer Pro
Outboard Engines: Seven Marine, LLC, 627 SpectraBlade
Personal Gear, Soft Goods: Grundens USA, Breakwater Pants
Honorable Mention: Gill North America, Ltd., FG2 Tournament Jacket
Personal Watercrafts: Yamaha WaterCraft Group Company, TR-1 Marine High Output Engine
Pontoon Boats: Premier Marine, Inc., Dodici
The Innovation Awards judging committee is comprised of BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products and equipment.