The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International (BWI) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards.
Minn Kota® Riptide® Ulterra™ won the award in the “Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion” category. The corrosion-resistant Riptide Ulterra bow-mount trolling motor features Automated Stow/Deploy and Power Trim, which raises and lowers the depth of the motor with the push of a button. These innovative functions, controlled wirelessly with the i-Pilot® remote, allow anglers to operate the motor from anywhere on the boat.
«Winning a 2016 Innovation Award is very gratifying for our team» said Johnson Outdoors Senior Business Director Joe Brown. «It’s proof that years of dedicated research and development pay off. With a Riptide Ulterra, saltwater anglers can fish more effectively than ever before».
Innovation Awards recognize exceptionally innovative new consumer marine products. This year’s program evaluated 77 outstanding entries across 31 categories. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners in 16 categories and three honorable mentions. The judging committee is comprised of BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products and equipment.