International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference – IBEX

Learn first hand what all the leading marine companies are doing, not just your partners. Knowledge is power.

IBEX is three days of solid data gathering to educate yourself and your staff. And you’ll learn about upcoming regulatory requirements and new emerging technologies.

What % of your business is based on new products? The numbers might surprise you. AT IBEX you’ll discover new products AND more than 60 companies who are NEW to the marine industry and exhibiting for the very first time this year. Use the MyIBEX tool on our web site to reach out and make appointments now.

The show is a great opportunity to gain quality face time with your valued customers, suppliers and partners in an unrushed business to business trade show environment. Reinforce existing business relationships and forge new ones.

Register for your free exhibit hall badge and the industry breakfast PLUS all the rest at www.ibexshow.com

IBEX 2017 September 19-21, 2017
IBEX 2018 October 2-4, 2018
IBEX 2019 September 17-19, 2019
IBEX 2020 September 15-17, 2020


TAMPA, FL, October 4, 2016 – This morning at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) the winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards were announced at the annual Industry Breakfast.  The Innovation Awards honors achievement in product development in 13 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International (BWI), a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters, public relations specialists and others in the communications profession associated with the boating industry.

“Every year we are honored by the number of submissions to the Innovation Awards and 2016 was no exception with 85 entrees.  We would like to thank Alan Wendt and all of the BWI judges for participating in selecting the award winners,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “These Awards highlight the importance of innovation for our industry, and IBEX is honored to recognize the companies who continue to create dynamic new products.”

Alan Wendt, Chair of the Innovation Awards and Past President of Boating Writers International, said, “Two of the industry’s biggest growth categories, tow boats and pontoons, were well represented with products to enhance the enjoyment and manufacturing process.”

The 2016 IBEX Innovation Award winners are:

  • Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: BANOVA, 3A Composites Baltek Inc.
  • Deck Equipment & Hardware:  Dual Winners – Roswell Marine, Triton Board Rack; T-H Marine Supplies, Snapflex LED Stern Navigation Light 
  • Furnishings & Interior Parts:  Kenyon International Inc., Texan Grill with IntelliKEN Touch Control
  • Mechanical Systems:  XYLEM, Rule Bilge Pumps
  • Electrical Systems:  Mercury Marine, Electronic Steering Hel 
  • Inboard Engines:  Volvo Penta, Easy Drain
  • Outboard Engines:  Honda Marine, BF6
  • Propulsion Parts, Propellers:  Mercury Marine, VesselView Mobile
  • Boat Care and Maintenance:  Pettit Paint, SeaGold 
  • OEM Electronics:  Dual Winners – Garmin USA, Fantom 6; Wet Sounds Inc., SYN-DX 6-DSP
  • Environmental Award: Fireboy-Xintex Inc., CG / MA and GA 3M Novec 1230 Fixed Fire Extinguisher