The International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards

The IBEX Innovation Awards program honors manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The IBEX program offers sixteen marine trade product categories for entry. Entry to the 2019 program is open June 10 through August 30, 2019. Access the online entry form to start your product submission.

IBEX Innovative Products Categories

  • Boat Care and Maintenance (coatings, chemicals, paints, additives, oils and tools)
  • Boatbuilding Methods and Materials (techniques and equipment to build boats)
  • Boatyard and Marina Hardware and Software (yard installed boat lifts, cranes, docks, marina equipment and software-management programs, inventory and job flow software, etc.)
  • Covering (boat covers, canvas work, T-tops/arches)
  • Deck Equipment and Hardware (rigging, rope, docking and anchoring equipment, stainless work, mooring gear, steering mechanisms and wheels, etc.)
  • Electrical Systems (AC/DC onboard and shore power systems, batteries, control apparatus, battery management tools, charger, etc.)
  • Entertainment (audio and video)
  • Furnishings and Interior Parts (appliances, furniture, textiles, interior systems, galley)
  • Inboard Engines (stern drives, jet drives, diesel and gas inboard engines, struts and shafts, inboard engine equipment)
  • Lighting (interior, exterior, underwater)
  • Mechanical Systems (air conditioning, heating, plumbing, ventilation, pumps, tanks and fuel systems, etc.)
  • OEM Electronics (navigational, onboard systems, instrumentation, sonar, software)
  • Outboard Engines (outboard engines and electrical systems, trolling motors and props for outboards)
  • Propulsion Parts, Propellers ( engine equipmenet and gauges, trim tabs, engine maintenance)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories
IBEX Innovation Awards By Years

2018 IBEX Innovation Awards Winners
Boat Care and Maintenance

Quick Build, AWLGRIP North America

Awlgrip cuts down on builder production time with the new Quick Build coating and also saves on product inventory with the interchangeable reducers and accelerators.

Boatbuilding Methods and Materials

Advanced Marine Coatings, Structural Composites Inc.

By introducing a highly flexible gel coat, CoCure impressed me with the possibility for building fiberglass structures that absorb shock and reduce overall weight.


Pole-less Self-Draining Pontoon Cover, Taylor Made

I loved the cover’s simplicity and straightforward design.

Deck Equipment and Hardware

Dripper Guard PRO, Dripper Guard

This product proves that simple just works - no stains, no maintenance.

Electrical Systems

SG200 Battery Monitor, Balmar

Unprecedented insight into the health of your boat’s batteries.


Apollo 770, FUSION Entertainment USA Inc.

Impressive features like digital signal processing, Wi-Fi streaming and ApplePlay compatibility combine to create an incredible audio package.

Furnishings and Interior Parts

X Series Shock Mitigated Pedestals, SHOXS

 A smooth stable ride is easily attained through the ability to air pressure tune the SHOXS X pedestal at home.


ORPHOS, Megaleds Ind.

The ORPHOS eliminates substantial builder time with its easy installation and the integrated system offers consumers a simple, user friendly product.

Mechanical Systems

BG-One, Blue Guard Innovations

BG One is a reliable bilge pump with extensive features including oil and fuel detection and non traditional mounting options.

OEM Electronics

Axiom ClearCruise Augmented Reality, Raymarine Inc.

When I have to run eight miles in the dark every morning to catch bait, it’s a lifesaver. 

Outboard Engines

V8 XTO Offshore, Yamaha Motor Corporation

Yamaha’s 425 V8 XTO Offshore impressed with numerous industry firsts including direct fuel injection, integrated electronic steering and the highest compression ratio in a four-stroke outboard.

Propulsion Parts, Propellers

Tiller Handle Assembly for Portable Outboard Motor, Mercury Marine

Tiller steering just became comfortable and intuitive, even for south paws.

Safety Equipment

Docking/Trailer Camera, Medallion Instrumentation Systems

Like a backup camera for the bow, Medallion's docking/trailer camera will show you what's right ahead and down low whether it's the trailer hookup or your kids so it's an added measure of safety for tow boats.