|PowerTech! Propellers Receives 2011 IBEX Innovation Award
LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 17, 2011 The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), along with a judging panel from Boating Writers International (BWI), today selected the POWERSTOP! Propeller by PowerTech! Propellers as recipient of a 2011 IBEX Innovation Award for Propulsion Parts / Propellers.
BWI and the NMMA presented the 2011 award at the International Boat Builder's Exhibition (IBEX) show and conference at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
The IBEX Innovation Award is the industry’s highest honor for innovative and technological advancement. The award recognizes advancements in OEM and aftermarket equipment based on specific criteria: innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; and cost effectiveness.
The latest PowerTech! Propeller design, named the PowerStop!, incorporates the world’s first reverse thrust propeller that performs great in both forward and reverse directions. This new design incorporates unique cupping, on both the leading and trailing edges, thereby enhancing control for stopping, reversing and maneuvering. Having the ability to stop quicker and maneuver accurately in reverse make this design inherently safer for family and novice boating activities.
While traditional propellers are designed with forward motion in mind, and previously reverse direction props were designed with rearward motion as the priority, the PowerStop! is designed to work well in BOTH directions. “The rapidly growing pontoon and deck boat market is always faced with ways to reduce the effects of wind, tide and a variety of performance issues. PowerTech Propellers answers those concerns with a brilliantly crafted reverse thrust propeller, providing new levels of control without harming overall performance,” said Judge Brady Kay.
PowerTech! Propellers has now won back-to-back IBEX Innovation Awards for 2010 and 2011. With over 25 years of innovation PowerTech! leads the world in propeller designs/part numbers, manufacturing more combinations of features than any other propeller manufacturer.
“We are proud to have earned this award of distinction from both the NMMA and the BWI, which verifies our commitment to new product development and cutting edge designs,” said Steve Powers, founder and president. With nearly half a million propellers in service on every continent, PowerTech! Propellers has established itself as one of the top-tier propeller companies in the world.
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