IBEX Innovations

IBEX Carries On Hurricane Ian put the kibosh on IBEX 2022, but didn’t dissuade the Innovation Awards judges from evaluating entries. Southern Boating is combining the Engine Room and Wired columns this month to highlight some of the products entered into the 2022 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards. Due to the timing […]

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IBEX calls for 2023 proposals

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that the IBEX Education Conference Call for Proposals (CFP) has opened. The IBEX Education Conference will offer training, workshops, and technical seminars to attendees of the 2023 IBEX Show, to be held October 3 – 5, 2023, in the Tampa Convention Center. Feedback is requested and is […]

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Sea Tow announces Safety Awards winners

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Sea Tow Foundation National Boating Safety Industry Awards Announced For 2022

National Boating Industry Safety Awards 2022 Winners Courtesy Sea Tow Foundation Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Southold, NY (October 18, 2022) – The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting boating safety, in conjunction with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards

IBEX announced the winners of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected ten Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions from almost 70 entries submitted by exhibiting marine industry companies. Awards were presented yesterday during the […]

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ABYC names new accreditation director

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has named Sarah Devlin as the new accreditation director to manage and promote the ABYC Foundation’s expanding Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP), which launched earlier this year. Devlin will work directly with secondary and post-secondary schools across the country that are educating future marine technicians. “I am eager […]

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Dometic Debuts Optimus Electric Power Steering for Inboard Watersports Boats

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Lippert to acquire Resonado Audio

 LCI Industries recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), a manufacturer and supplier of a broad array of highly engineered components for leading RV, marine, and automotive manufacturers, has entered into a license agreement to acquire exclusive rights from audio technology company Resonado, Inc. to the Resonado Performance Audio (Resonado) brand for the […]

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NMRA presents 2022 Mel Barr and Old Pro awards

Two marine industry veterans were recognized today by the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) as the recipients of the 2022 NMRA Mel Barr and Old Pro awards. The awards, originally scheduled to be presented during IBEX, were presented virtually due to the cancellation of the show ahead of the projected arrival of Hurricane Ian in […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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Hurricane Ian brings IBEX 2022 cancellation

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show. “It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne […]

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Weather Forces IBEX Cancelation

Created: September 25, 2022 by: Written by Jason Johnson Slated to kick off this Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference—or IBEX in marine industry parlance—has been canceled in advance of Tropical Storm Ian, which is predicted to make landfall in the area early this week. The news announced in a press […]

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s […]

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West Marine embraces inclusion in the industry

West Marine has committed to promoting women within and to the marine industry. In a typically male-dominated sector, West Marine’s two new female executives are inspiring change by creating an environment in which women have more opportunity to participate professionally and recreationally. Traditionally, women have represented a smaller segment participating in water sports. Recent industry […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards judges

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). Awards will be presented during the annual Industry Breakfast, Keynote, and Innovation Awards presentation, held from […]

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IBEX 2022 announces new networking events

IBEX 2022, set for Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla., features networking opportunities and special events, including new opportunities to connect marine industry professionals. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28, the Emerging Marine Leaders (EMLs) will present the Strengthening Leadership through Brand Development and Networking session, hosted by Boating Industry. Attendees can connect, learn, and share […]

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