The Marine Research Hub, in collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), proudly reveals the outstanding recipients of the first MRH Innovation & Sustainability Awards at FLIBS 2023. This esteemed accolade celebrates companies and organizations within the marine industry that have demonstrated remarkable dedication and ingenuity in developing solutions to safeguard our marine ecosystems for generations to come, effectively combating critical environmental issues.
The winners were revealed on Wednesday, October 25, during the MRH Innovation & Sustainability Award Reception held on board the MIASF Hospitality Boat, owners of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).
The overall winner for the MRH Innovation & Sustainability Award at FLIBS 2023 was Sunreef Yachts/Sunreef Ventures. MRH Innovation & Sustainability Awards also recognized three finalists: Volvo Penta, Boening USA, and ePropulsion Technology Limited.
“We are thrilled to have this platform, along with the unwavering support of our sponsors and partners, to recognize the marine industry companies/organizations at FLIBS, those who are leading the way in developing & implementing solutions that will protect our marine ecosystems for future generations,” said Katherine O’Fallon, Executive Director of the Marine Research Hub. “We are so excited to continue to grow and elevate the initiatives of the marine industry and happy to award this year’s first winner Sunreef Yachts.”
Distinguished Panel of Judges:
- Fabien Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC)
- Eddy Denison, Yacht Sales International
- Dan Hanes, Sea3 Systems
- Justin Montes, DeAngelo Marine Exhaust Inc.
- Christine Battles, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME Solutions)
Sponsors for MRH awards included: Allini Water Filtration Systems, Total Marine Solutions, DeAngelo Marine Exhaust, Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), and Informa Markets. Their collective endorsement underscores the significance of the MRH Innovation & Sustainability Awards in recognizing and celebrating sustainable practices in the marine industry. Notably, Allini Water Filtration Systems provided water refill stations throughout the show, furthering our sustainability efforts to eliminate single-use plastic at FLIBS along with DeAngelo Marine Exhaust making the MRH plaques locally with sustainable materials.
The MRH Innovation & Sustainability Award is dedicated to honoring organizations that have demonstrated exceptional dedication and ingenuity in advancing sustainability across various sectors in the marine industry community with environmental conservation, renewable energy, social impact, eco-conscious products, sustainable practices, and community-driven initiatives.
For further information about the MRH Innovation & Sustainability Awards, please visit here.