The IBEX Innovation Awards showcase outstanding marine product development to the recreational boating industry and beyond.

IBEX Innovative Products Categories

  • Boatbuilding Methods and Materials
  • Boatyard and Dealer Hardware and Software
  • Deck Equipment and Hardware (Rigging, rope, docking and anchoring equipment, boat covers, canvas work, T-tops/arches, stainless work, mooring gear, steering mechanisms and wheels, exterior and underwater lighting, (etc))
  • Electrical Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • OEM Electronics
  • Outboard Engines
  • Propulsion Parts, Propellers
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories
IBEX Innovation Awards By Years

2017 IBEX Innovation Awards Winners
Boatbuilding Methods and Materials

ICOMIA Technical File Generator, CEproof Group

The Technical File Generator is a unique online software tool that simplifies the entire process of managing documentation requirements for compliance with the new European Union Recreational Craft Directive.


Boatyard and Dealer Hardware and Software

TDT1000 Transducer Diagnostic Tester, Gemeco Marine Accessories

TDT1000 Transducer Diagnostic Tester takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting both conventional and Chirp transducers by utilizing the TDT1000 and SensorCheck App to compare transducer performance against factory provided performance data. 


Deck Equipment and Hardware

Honorable Mention: CAF-COMPO screw-stud, SUREFAS B.V.

Light Pole, Aluna Systems

The Aluna Light Pole technology is a patented light conduit technology that replaces electrical contacts with light coupling for high reliability removable navigation lights.


Electrical Systems

Power-Pole CHARGE, JL Marine Systems

The Power-Pole CHARGE Marine Power Station is the world's first AC/DC and bi-directional DC/DC, all-in-one marine battery management and charger.


Mechanical Systems

Seakeeper 3, Seakeeper

The Seakeeper 3 is the first exclusively 12-volt DC powered gyrostabilizer designed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll on vessels from 30-39 feet—eliminating the seasickness, anxiety, and fatigue that go along with it.


OEM Electronics

Power Line Instruction Technology, Lumitec

Power Line Instruction (PLI) is an innovative, proprietary communication protocol used to send control/configuration instructions to Lumitec luminaires over the standard power wires.

Power-Pole VISION, JL Marine Systems

The Power-Pole VISION onboard marine accessory management and multi-media tablet is an all-in-one touch-screen tablet that allows multiple boat accessories to be connected and controlled by one smart device. 


Outboard Engines

DF350A, Suzuki Marine of America, Inc.

Suzuki’s DF350A is a design engineering tour de force, applying new thinking and new technology to the outboard category. 

F25C, Yamaha Motor Corporation

 Yamaha's all-new F25 is the lightest, most portable 25-horsepower outboard in the industry.


Propulsion Parts, Propellers

Evinrude iDock, BRP US Inc.

The Evinrude iDock system, with an affordable price point and other industry-leading system innovations, allows users to easily maneuver their boat using a joystick for simple docking, in even the toughest conditions. 

Honorable Mention: CushionLok2, PowerTech! Propellers


Safety Equipment

deckWatch App, Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine deckWatch App – smartAIS safety alarms and navigation data on your smartwatch. When it comes to safety at sea, every second counts. In case of potential collision situations, anchor drag or man overboard, the deckWatch App gives boaters immediate visibility of alarms from their smartAIS transponders, over WiFi directly on their smartwatch.


Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories

Premium Clear Bunk Covers, Gatorbak LLC

Gatorbak LLC, Synthetic Bunk Covers, Premium Clear color option allows total customization of bunk color and optional LED lighting.