Scanstrut Makes History with Triple Win: METS TRADE 2023 Boat Builder Award, DAME Award, and IBEX Innovation Award
Amsterdam, November 17, 2023* – In a ground-breaking achievement, Scanstrut, a pioneer in outdoor technology, has entered the history books by clinching the prestigious Boat Builder Award at METS TRADE 2023. This remarkable win follows closely on the heels of their DAME Award for Comfort & Entertainment Afloat, setting a new industry standard.
Scanstrut's triumphant journey continued with the unprecedented honour of securing the IBEX Innovation Award in the mechanical systems category a few weeks earlier in Tampa, Florida.
No other business has ever won the IBEX, DAME, and Boat Builder Awards in the same year, marking a truly exceptional accomplishment for Scanstrut and solidifying its position as an industry leader.
The ninth edition of the Boat Builder Awards, which considered 90 nominations across 11 categories, recognized Scanstrut for its outstanding contribution in the Supply Chain Collaboration – production boats category. Collaborating with Nautique Boat Company, Scanstrut co-created a revolutionary magnetic charger for 2024 ski boats, earning high praise from the judges.
Ed Slack, IBI Editor in Chief and Chair of the Boat Builder Awards Judges, remarked, "This year, sustainability has taken the spotlight, reflecting the industry’s ongoing shift in focus towards environmental design and practices. Emerging innovative businesses are making their mark, breaking the mold in ways we could not have imagined even when we started these awards."
Tom Reed, CEO at Scanstrut, expressed his pride in the team's achievements, stating, "This triple win is a testament to the dedication and innovation of the entire Scanstrut team. We are honored to be recognized for our contributions to the marine industry, and these awards underscore our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. It's a moment of great pride for Scanstrut."
The Judges' summary highlighted the challenge presented to Scanstrut by Nautique to provide automotive-style convenience for mobile phones within a secure magnetic holder integrated into the dynamic and exposed environment of an open ski boat cockpit. After rigorous research and testing through 10 iterations, Scanstrut produced a highly complementary and effective solution for Nautique’s Helm Command Centre, adding obvious appeal for any prospective buyer.
Scanstrut's triple win at METS TRADE 2023 reflects the company's unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and collaboration within the marine industry. This recognition reaffirms Scanstrut's status as a global leader in pioneering technology solutions for the future of marine innovation.