NauticExpo will launch its first i-NOVO Awards in conjunction with METS (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Press Release: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - Marseille, France




NauticExpo will be launching its first i-NOVO Awards at METS 2015 in Amsterdam from November 17 to 19, 2015.


NauticExpo’s i-NOVO Awards will identify and reward products that improve industry standards through innovation. i-NOVO will highlight the most exceptional products and equipment at METS across three categories:


  • The i-NOVO Design Award will recognize products that take a step outside of the box. Products in this category will integrate current design trends, be visually unique, demonstrate exceptional attention to ergonomy or propose an innovative solution for an emerging need.


  • The i-NOVO Eco Award will be attributed to products that have little (or much less) impact on the environment. Such products will be sustainably manufactured with low or improved embodied energy and eco-friendly materials that are biodegradable or reusable. Products in this category will also be sustainable over time with low energy consumption or the integration of renewable energy and a durable product life cycle. ¬†


  • The i-NOVO Tech Award will be given to products that demonstrate novel use of technology whether it be the invention of a new technology, a technological innovation in the fabrication process (automatic or manual), the use of advanced technology or materials to improve a design, the application of existing technologies within a new domain, the integration of several new technologies in one product or a completely innovative concept.


Officially launched on September 15, 2015, this competition is open to manufacturers in the following areas: equipment, marinas, ship and boat building.


Entries will be accepted from September 16 until midnight of October 27, 2015. Contest details and entry procedures can be found at

Eligibility for one of the three contest categories is at the discretion of our board of in-house boating and maritime experts, responsible for our web content.


The winner of each i-NOVO Award will be decided by public vote.

Visitors can discover all of the i-NOVO Award nominees at the METS trade show by looking for the i-NOVO insignia on the booths of the selected companies. Each nominated product is identified by an i-NOVO sticker corresponding to one of the award categories.


Voting is open between November 17 and 19, 2015 at METS and on the web.


The winners will be announced on November 24, 2015 on the ¬†website, as well as via NauticExpo’s different media. The winner in each category will receive a trophy and its i-NOVO label will be permanently visible on


Stay abreast of all the latest i-NOVO updates at!


About NauticExpo

Launched in 2003, NauticExpo has quickly established itself as the world’s leading online resource for boating and maritime professionals. With NauticExpo, visitors can source and bookmark products, catch up on industry trends and get in direct contact with manufacturers. It’s a miniature ecosystem dedicated to helping professionals do their job. But behind every great website is a great team, and NauticExpo is powered by a group of boating and maritime experts who are passionate about innovation. NauticExpo’s i-NOVO Awards aim to turn our team’s expertise into a label of innovation and a useful tool for professionals.