Larger dock exhibits planned for IBEX 2016

This year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will feature larger dock exhibits than the previous Tampa show as show organizers look to take advantage of IBEX’s waterfront location.

Several companies have already booked their dock space including BRP US Inc., GEM Products Inc., Honda Marine, JL Audio Inc., Lumitec, Inc., Medallion Instrumentation Systems, Mercury Marine, SeaStar Solutions, Simrad-Navico, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., Torqeedo Inc, UFLEX USA, Volvo Penta, and Yamaha Motor Corporation who will showcase their products directly from the water on their boats.

IBEX is October 4-6, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center.

“The IBEX docks have doubled in size this year, and we are very happy to be able to offer this display option to more exhibitors,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “The addition of live sea trials adds an exciting new dimension to IBEX by creating a unique selling opportunity for the exhibitors, and an enjoyable and memorable show experience for visitors. The exhibitors who take advantage of the docks space to do live demonstrations for their customers find this feature of IBEX unique and valuable.”

Here is a link to the dock space and a preview of the IBEX Docks:

In addition, IBEX is offering a total of five dockside seminars through its education partners NMMA and ABYC. An IBEX first, NMMA’s Onboard Diagnostics starts in a classroom setting with trips out to the docks outside the convention center to combine theoretical study and hands-on training. This panel of experts from Rinda Technologies, Indmar Products, and Volvo Penta, led by John McKnight of NMMA, will walk attendees through the functions of available scanning tools before diagnosing simulated engine problems in real time.

To further IBEX’s dockside training, ABYC-certified master marine technician Kevin Ritz returns to Tampa to walk attendees through Grounding and Galvanic Corrosion and Electrical Troubleshooting, aboard a vessel brought to IBEX specifically for this purpose. Offered on both Wednesday and Thursday, the seminars have limited registration due to the in-depth level of training. The Wednesday trainings are sold out but there are some spots available on Thursday.

In addition to the Dock Exhibits there will also be outdoor demonstration exhibits from Gatorbak LLC, Infinity Woven Products LLC, Roswell Marine and Tides Marine Inc. For more information, visit

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