Innovation Awards

2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards, managed by NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International is one of the industry's most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market.

2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards Winners: Read more

Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards 2019 winners

Aluminum Fishing Boats: Adventure, Lund Boats — “The versatility with very thoughtful and well-designed features including the SportTrak/ProTrak allows for the use of various accessories from fender holders, rod holders and cup holders,” said Brady Kay, Innovation Judge.

Fiberglass Fishing Boats: WX2200, Skeeter Boats  — "The engineers took on the technical challenge of melding aluminum and fiberglass to create a stronger, but lighter deck and usable storage space," said Alan Wendt, Innovation Judge.

Pontoon Boats: Mirage 8524 DLZ Bar, XSmoker Craft, Inc. — "The design responds to consumer trends for a large comfortable aft lounge area that through innovative design transforms into an attractive social area with the touch of two buttons and a little elbow grease, " said Bill Gius, Innovation Judge.

2020 Program Entry Details:

Entry will be open October 2019 through December 2019 to contracted Minneapolis Boat Show exhibitors who meet all requirements outlined in the program's rules and regulations. 

Questions? Contact Rachel Harmon, Program Manager

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