Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards program honors manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The Minneapolis program offers three consumer product categories for entry.

Minneapolis Boat Show Innovative Products Categories

  • Aluminum Fishing Boats
  • Fiberglass Fishing Boats
  • Pontoon Boats
Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards By Years

2019 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards Winners
Aluminum Fishing Boats

Adventure, Lund Boats

"The versatility with very thoughtful and well-designed features including the SportTrak/ProTrak allowed for the use of various accessories from fender holders, rod holders and cup holders.” – 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.” – Alan Wendt, Innovation Judge

Pontoon Boats

Mirage 8524 DLZ Bar, Smoker 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.” – Bill Gius, Innovation Judge