Innovation award winners 2016

Wed, 15 June 2016

The winners of the Spirit of Innovation Awards, Maritime Professional of the Year and Maritime Sustainability Award were announced at Seawork International’s awards and networking event.

Spirit of Innovation Awards
The Spirit of Innovations Showcase at Seawork 2016, sponsored by URICA, displays the latest projects, products and vessels that are forging ahead in the industry to provide new solutions.

A Certificate of Commendation has been awarded to the winner of each category. In order to qualify, the product had to be new to the market in the past 12 months and provide a valuable insight into the latest in design, technology and applications.

2016 winners
The overall winner of the Spirit of Innovation award 2016 was Duodrive for its innovative Duodrivetrain, with Punk Couplings runners-up.

Category winners included Punk Couplings, winner of the Marine Engineering category. Spinlock’s Lume-On won the safety category and the propulsion category was also won by DuoDrive.

Finally, the electronics category winner was CA Clase for LT1000 Navigation Reference Unit, with C-Sense in second place for the Tele-Pilot.

Maritime Professional of the Year
The Maritime Professional of the Year award 2016 celebrates exemplary individuals within the maritime sector. Congratulations go to all our shortlisted nominees for their hard work within the industry: Peter Weide of MarShip UK, Peter Eyre of Peter Eyre Marine Design and Nichole Kalil of ACR Electronics.

The Maritime Professional of the Year 2016 winner was John Haynes, managing director of Shock Mitigation Solutions.

He was nominated by James Ellison, who said: “John Haynes is a thought leader in the high speed craft, shock mitigation and hybrid marine power sectors with a unique ability to engage and create momentum globally.”

“He has a passion for these sectors, rooted in his own maritime background. He has a genuine vision of improving people’s lives on boats. His work with over 100 organisations is testament to this.”

Mr Ellison added: “John provides professional end-user organisations, boat builders and equipment manufacturers with relevant subject matter expertise plus an independent overview of how the sub IMO fast boat sector is rapidly changing worldwide. His subject matter expertise includes 30 years training, consultancy and strategic product development.”

Maritime Sustainability Award 2016
This year saw the introduction of the Maritime Sustainability Award, which is awarded to the company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector who demonstrate outstanding focus in its environmental and sustainability efforts.

The winner of this award was CWind for its offer of considerable fuel savings.

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