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Yamaha, Raymarine, Awlgrip and Ten Others Win IBEX Innovation Awards

Yamaha, Raymarine and Awlgrip were among the winners of the 2018 Innovation Awards at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa. The awards, made in 13 categories, were managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and judged by eight members of Boating Writers International. “This year’s entries were very focused on improving the boating experience,” said Alan Wendt, chairman of the judging panel. “From solving simple issues with canvas to more complex engineering challenges with hardware and composites, there is ample evidence of innovation underway in a thriving industry.” Yamaha won the outboard category for its new V-8, XTO…

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Boston Whaler 350 Realm Wins Cabin Cruiser Innovation Award at Miami Show. See 15 Other Winners

The new Boston Whaler 350 Realm, powered by three 300-hp Mercury Verado outboards, just won the Innovation Award in the Cabin Cruisers category at the Miami International Boat Show. The annual Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer boating products, were given in 16 categories by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International. The 350 Realm, the first in Whaler’s fleet of express models, exemplifies the growing trend toward multi-purpose, outboard-powered boats. It offers lots of comfort for cruising or entertaining and high performance for offshore fishing. A forward console lounge provides a separate seating area, a portside dive…

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Best of the Best: Miami Boat Show’s Innovation Award Winners

The annual Innovation Awards are meant to recognize the best new products introduced at the Miami International Boat Show each year. The awards are a joint effort of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which produces the show, and Boating Writers International. This year the BWI judges looked at 63 new products, selecting 19 winners and two honorable mentions in 16 categories. The winners: Boat Care and Maintenance: Snap Tool Multi-Key from Davis Instruments. Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats: 230 Outrage from Boston Whaler. Consumer Safety Equipment: Two winners. 100 N. Junior Harness Lifejacket, from Spinlock USA, and SeaAngel SA15 ASI Flare…