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18 products receive Innovation Awards at MIBS 2020

he NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at the Rusty Pelican on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 71 products across 21 categories. The judges ultimately selected 18 winners. The Innovation Awards ...

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NMMA presents Charles Chapman Award at MIBS 2020

The NMMA honored Carl Blackwell, the NMMA, and Joe Lewis, Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina, with the 2020 Charles Chapman Award, most notably for their leadership as Grow Boating president and chairman, respectively, dedicating their careers to getting new boaters on the water and helping guide new boaters into boat ownership. The Chapman Award recognizes individuals or groups within ...

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NMMA recognizes 62 manufacturers with Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

The NMMA announced 62 recipients of the 2019 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better ...

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Yamaha names Duane Kuck 2020 Marine Industry Champion

Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, became the first annual recipient of the Yamaha Marine Industry Champion award on Thurs., Feb. 13, during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. The award recognizes individuals who work tirelessly to protect, encourage and grow the marine industry. Kuck’s immediate and unwavering support of the relief efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian and his ...

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MIBS 2020 kicks off today

From humble beginnings in 1941 as a tent with 50 boats on display, to over 700 contracted exhibitors, an additional 300 working/support dealers and roughly 1,000 total companies participating, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association will officially kick off today. “It’s truly a world-class boating event,” show director Larry Berryman said. ...

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Costa Sunglasses, Volvo Penta partner with MIBS for marine conservation

For the second year in a row, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, and Costa Sunglasses are partnering in an effort to expand their commitment to conservation, and encourage attendees to join the movement to #KICKPLASTIC at the 2020 show. Additionally, Volvo Penta has come on board to present the Volvo Penta Conservation Stage with free, daily seminars to ...

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MIBS Innovation Breakfast agenda announced

The NMMA announced the agenda for the 2020 Innovation Breakfast, taking place on Feb. 14 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in Miami at a new location—the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, just down the street from the entrance of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Presented by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Innovation Breakfast celebrates the best in ...

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MIBS 2020: 79 years of sunshine, new boats and products

By Adam Quandt From humble beginnings in 1941 as a tent with 50 boats on display, to over 700 contracted exhibitors, an additional 300 working/support dealers and roughly 1,000 total companies participating, the Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association — continuously provides one of the largest stages for the recreational boating industry to shine ...

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Miami Innovation Awards entries due January 10

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has issued the call for entries for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, one of the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. The deadline for entry is January 10, 2020. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will be announced ...

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New Current Awards to honor social media efforts at MIBS 2020

The inaugural Current Awards, hosted by Social Navigator, will take place on Thursday, February 13th at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. Honoring the best of social media in the marine industry, the Current Awards will recognize the influencers and brands that have made an impact through outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and more.  Social media provides ...

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