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

2020 IBEX Innovation Awards Winners
Boat Care and Maintenance

Hose Klip, Sea-Dog Line

A clever, inexpensive fix to an annoying problem.

Deck Equipment and Hardware

Boltless Rod Holder, Rupp Marine

SKU Flatteing, easy to install, and now the consumer doesn't have to choose fized or rotating, they get both.

Electrical Systems

Honorable Mention: Series 53 Battery Disconnect Circuit Breaker, Mechanical Products

Phase Angle Control Charging System, Yamaha Motor Corporation

A real breakthrough that will create more power for increasingly electrically hungry outboard boats.

Mechanical Systems

Sahara Mk2 Automatic Bilge Pump Range, Attwood

 A brilliant application of simple physics to solve a major bilge pump problem.

OEM Electronics

LinkUp, Veratron

Veratron's LinkUp solves the challenge of configuring NMEA 2000 sensors, even when they are not yet installed.

Outboard Engines

Helm Master EX Joystick for Single Engines, Yamaha Motor Corporation

Finally precise joystick steering is offered for single outboard applications.

Propulsion Parts, Propellers

Electric Power Assist, Dometic

 A simple, self-contained solution for those looking for affordable electric steering in the 90 to 200 horsepower outboard range.