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 2020 program will open Summer 2020.

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

2019 IBEX Innovation Awards Winners
Boat Care and Maintenance

HDT, AWLGRIP North America

With high gloss, repairable, scratch resistant, extended in-service life, the difference is clear, literally.

Boatbuilding Methods and Materials

LIGNIA Yacht Teak Alternative, Teakdecking Systems

In an age of synthetic decks, a real wood solution takes the prize.

Boatyard and Marina Hardware and Software

Jaltest Marine, Cojali USA Inc

 A relief for marine mechanics. Diagnostic testing can now be done on any engine with one piece of equipment.


STREX Fasteners, STREX Fasteners LLC

 Save your fingers and your boat with STREX Fasteners that works on existing covers and makes it no longer a pain to cover your boat.

Deck Equipment and Hardware

Revo Boarding Ladder, LilliPad Marine

 The Revo Boarding Ladder is like a stairway to heaven making access to the boat from the water easy for everyone.

Electrical Systems

Integrel Advanced Generator Replacement Technology, Triskel Marine Ltd

A serious game changer in the industry, the Integrel system is a serious leap in power generation. Nigel Calder can finally retire.


R1 Pro Tower Speakers, Roswell Marine

With the industry's first light permeable speaker housing, Roswell Marine Pro-Tower Speakers will transform your evenings on the water into an experience for the senses.

Furnishings and Interior Parts

Pontoon Folding Table with Tray, Teak Isle Mfg

We applaud the inventive use of what is normally wasted space for entertaining obboard pontoons.

Inboard Engines

Next Generation D4/D6 Marine Propulsion Systems, Volvo Penta

The ability to re-engineer both the D4 and D6 propulsion systems brought out about higher horsepower, better fuel effieciency, significantly lower maintenance cost, extended service intervals and stationary positioning for stern drives.


H2O Light Saver, Quality Mark Inc.

Made to bend and not break. The H2O Light Saver from Quality Mark eliminates the need to lower or remove your sternlight when an obstacle may arise.

Mechanical Systems

Turbo Global Air-Conditioning Unit, Dometic Corporation

The air conditioner to replace them all. Dometic goes global with support for any voltage around the world.

UP8-RE Reversible Electronic Pump, Mate USA

A simple gear pump integrates flow rate control and reversibility without external components.

OEM Electronics

E-Actuator, Dometic Corporation

Ditch the hoses, ditch the hydraulic fluid, ditch the pumps, perople - the Optimus E-Actuator eliminates them all.

Outboard Engines

E-Tec, Evinrude

Finally, a 115-horse two-stroke outboard that can compete head to head against any four-stroke on the market and in some ways, maybe even beat it.

Propulsion Parts, Propellers

Propeller Scanalyzer, PowerTech! Propellers

 I want one for Christmas! With so many twin, triple and quad engine boats, there has to be a great market for prop repair and tuning.

Safety Equipment

Cortex, Vesper Marine

Cortex - it's not a VHF radio...but it is. It's not an AIS...but it is. It's not a MOB system...but it is, and it's a whole lot more.

Honorable Mention: Engine Inhibitor Unit, Telesafe LLC