News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Photo Gallery FishingBoating Video Gallery Newsletters : 13 marine products win innovation awards in Miami
13 marine products win innovation awards in Miami

'Innovation Award winners'    .

Thirteen companies were handed Innovation Awards at this week's industry breakfast at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show. The awards are organised by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) in the US.

The awards were divided into 12 categories and while many of them related to power boats, some of them should be of particular interest to all cruising sailors.

In the Boat Care & Maintenance category, the winner was the EZPoxy2 by Petit. Single-serving gel pouches of hardener and a longer pot life are said to make the paint more user-friendly, potentially lowering the cost of boat maintenance and upkeep.

The winner of the Docking and Federing Equipment Award went to Midwest Industries for its ShoreStation Boat Hoist. BWI judge Alan Jones praised the hoist for being fast and low-maintenance.

In the Furnishings & Interior Parts category, the Dynamic Cabin System on the Boston Whaler 345 Conquest won. 'At the press of the button you can turn a double bed into a dining room,' said BWI judge Nigel Calder. 'It’s the James Bond of beds.'

There were two winners in the Mechanical & Electrical Systems category. Marinco Mastervolt won for its EZ-Mount Batter Switch, alongside Racor/Parker Hannifin’s SNAPP Fuel Filter/Water Separator.

In the Personal Gear, Soft Goods, Watersports and Fishing Equipment category, the winner was the Zayak Sea Sled by Tropical Paradise Plastics. Judge Ann Dermody summed it up by saying, 'it has all the advantages of snorkelling without the need for a mask and tube.'

Beneteau’s Oceanis 38 won the Sailboat Award. 'It’s almost enough to turn you from power to sail,' said Judge Roger McAfee.

The balance of the awards certainly leant towards the fishing and powerboat enthusiast:

The Pontoon and Deck Boats Award went to Island Boats for its Expanding Pontoon Boat, which expands in width from 7ft4in to 10in. 'It’s not a pontoon; it’s a dancefloor,' said judge Alan Jones.

In the Boats from 25ft-60ft category, which includes fishing craft, the winner was the 390Z by Sea Vee. The 39-footer pops up on a plane with minimal bow rise, turns like a ski boat, and delivers higher top speeds than conventional hulls.

MasterCraft’s Gen2 Surf System won the Propulsion Inboard and Outboard Award. The system combines advanced hull design, weight distribution, custom wake shaping devices and onboard software to create a wide range of wake options.

The PWCs and Jet Boats category was awarded to Sea-Doo for the Spark PWC, which provides maximum fun on the water for half the weight, half the power and half the price.

In the Runabouts and Fishing Craft to 24ft category, Mastercraft won for the ProStar. The vessel has a convertible bow, intriguing storage system for skis and an even flatter wake.

And finally, Simrad picked up the Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software Award for its NSO16 evo2. The navigation suite brings big boat glass bridge style to midsized power and sportfishing boats.

by Sail-World Cruising


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

4:17 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World

Death by Dinghy by Allan Riches Brunei Bay Radio,

A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,

Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,

World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,

Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,

European Odyssey visits Porto by Cornell Sailing,

Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,

Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,

From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,

NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,

Positive news for cruising boats in Greece
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways
Are You Sailing with 'Weak Links' in your sailing rigging?
Week-long cruise turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage
World ARC fleet cruising the Coral Coast
Four rescued after narrow boat collides with houseboat
Yacht penalized for calling unannounced into Port Resolution
Galley Guys on the Malty Seas
Blue Planet Odyssey - Beset in Arctic Bay ice + Video
European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating
Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure
Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence
Risks to penguin populations continues
ARC Baltic fleet head from Helsinki to Stockholm
Follow these tips when anchoring
Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady
North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south
If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits   
RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development   
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks   
Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way   
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts   
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing   
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon   
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott   
Cruising lessons from ocean racers   
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu   
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video   
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video   
RYA Sea Survival Handbook – 2nd edition now available   
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch   
Lobster Thermidor - Making Julia proud   
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas   
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure   
World Odyssey Race - Bringing back the Corinthian spirit   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT