Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, recognizing new consumer marine products, presented during the innovation breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 …
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IBEX/METS partnership means growth, larger international presence

At the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast in October, show organizers announced that the owners and producers of METS would be the new co-owner of the annual IBEX show. RAI Amsterdam has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX from WoodenBoat Publications Inc., publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine and will now be an equal partner with …
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SeaStar Solutions holds steering and hydraulics international sales meeting

SeaStar Solutions, a company specializing in mechanical and hydraulic steering and control systems, recently held their first-ever international sales meeting at their Hydraulic Division headquarters, just outside of Vancouver, B.C. The company said with the continued growth of the international boating business, this was an important step in enhancing SeaStar Solutions’ position in the global
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Smoker Craft mourns John Babbitt, international sales manager

John Babbitt, Smoker Craft’s international sales manager, passed away last week. The company submitted the following obituary to Boating Industry. Smoker Craft Inc. is saddened to announce the passing of its much-beloved international sales manager, John Babbitt. John, 69, passed away at his home in Indianapolis late last week. A graduate of the University of …
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Sunseeker International wins manufacturing award at Walpole British Luxury Awards

Sunseeker International won the Champion of British Manufacturing award at this year’s Walpole British Luxury Awards, which were announced on Monday at an awards ceremony at The Dorchester in London. Celebrating the best in craftsmanship, innovation and design from all sectors of the luxury industry, the awards are in their 15th year. Winners are chosen …
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New food options for 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

At the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, this year’s food and beverage selections at the concessions area located at the Bahia Mar marina – the show’s main location – will be presented by Great Performances, a New York City-based catering and special event company and the official caterer for other notable events including …
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Newport International Boat Show announces Newport for New Products

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Friday the results of this year’s Newport For New Products Awards. The 11th annual NFNP winners are: Best New Electronics Product: Garmin GPSMAP 7600 with J1939 Connection Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product: Forespar PureWater+ Best New Sailboat: Maine Cat …
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Registration open for International WorkBoat Show, Pacific Marine Expo

Registration is now open for the International WorkBoat Show, North America’s largest commercial marine trade show and conference, and the 49th Annual Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine trade show. The 37th edition of the WorkBoat Show will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. …
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Newport International Boat Show announces show partners and sponsors

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Friday its sponsorship program for this year’s show. A number of premier companies have already committed and will play an instrumental role in providing attendees with the most enjoyable boat show experience yet. “Our attendees come from all over the globe and …
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Torqeedo wins eco-friendly product award at China International Boat Show

Torqeedo was awarded the Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business of 2016 at the 21st China International Boat Show in Shanghai. The award was presented by the China Boat Industry & Trade Association. The jury said of Torqeedo, it is “THE name in electric outboards.” Increasing its sales and service network, the German company also recently added …
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