Sixty-five products entered into 2006 MAATS Innovation Awards

CHICAGO – A total of 65 new products have been entered into the Innovation Awards program at the Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show in Las Vegas, show organizers said in a press release yesterday. Winners will be honored for their achievements during the MAATS awards reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, in the Las Vegas Hilton’s Pavilions 1, 2 and 3.

Boating Writers International members judge the Innovation Awards, which recognize up to nine new marine products for their uniqueness and innovations in the aftermarket accessory marketplace. An environmental award, honoring the most environmentally friendly product, may also be presented. Samples of Innovation Award entries will be on display in the New Product Showcase, located at the center of the MAATS exhibit floor.

“We are very pleased to see such great interest in the Innovation Awards program this year,” said Kathleen Clickett, MAATS show manager. “The exhibitors have helped greatly in establishing MAATS as the premier place for debuting new products in the marine aftermarket, by taking advantage of the Innovation Awards, New Product Previews and New Product Guide listings.”

The National Marine Representatives Association will also present its annual Mel Barr Award during the awards reception. Named in honor of Mel Barr, a manufacturer’s representative in the northwest during the 1950s and 1960s and an NMRA founder, the award is given to an individual who has contributed to improving the boating industry. NMRA members vote on the Mel Barr Award, which is presented by Boating Industry magazine.

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