NMMA together with different industry businesses introduced numerous awards throughout the Find out Boating Miami Intercontinental Boat Show’s Industry Breakfast, presented by the Leisure Boating & Fishing Foundation, held at the Miami Seashore Convention Heart.

Alan J. Freedman Memorial Management Award

The NMMA honored Greg Lentine, President of NorCross Marine Merchandise, Inc., with the 2022 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Management Award, which recognizes folks who’ve designed fantastic contributions to the maritime components sector as a result of management, creative imagination and personal drive.

“In addition to his relentless pursuit of good quality marine innovation and constructing his business, Greg has been a longstanding advocate for our sector, particularly modest organizations, making guaranteed they constantly have a seat at the table with the ‘big guys’,” pointed out Bill Watters, president, Syntec Industries. “It’s my honor to present Greg with the 2022 Alan J. Freedman Award for all he has performed for recreational boating.”

Greg has been tied to the maritime field his complete everyday living. His family members owned a boat dealership he put in his early summers on the Jersey Shore waterskiing, fishing and crabbing and labored at the relatives enterprise even though attending higher education, eventually managing the service department at the dealership soon after graduating, in which he gained a knack for small business administration and marine innovation.

In 1999, Greg founded NorCross Maritime Solutions. He released the company’s first products in 2000 in the course of Boating Week, the to start with-ever Wi-fi Depth Sounder. And in 2003, he pioneered a further marine innovation, the transportable fish finder, which is now an marketplace typical amid inland and backwater fishermen.

Greg is one particular of the youngest tenured NMMA Board members and has been associated in several committees advocating for the market, particularly modest firms. He has been a member of NMMA’s Marine Components & Elements Division for far more than 20 several years and has served as Chairman he has also served on NMMA’s Government Committee and Membership Committee. 

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In close proximity to and pricey to Greg’s heart is the Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Fishing Match, which was founded more than twelve decades in the past in memory of his close buddy. Proceeds of the tournament go to Task Elevate – a non-profit that serves more than 500 teens and young older people every year, providing mental well being and compound abuse procedure by means of the exclusive platform of vocational education.

Greg attended the College of Central Florida, earning a diploma in Organization Administration with a focus in Finance and Advertising. He lives his passion each day fly fishing the lakes and rivers of Utah, ice fishing, inshore and offshore fishing in Florida and the Caribbean.

Maritime Industry CSI Awards

The NMMA introduced 57 recipients of the 2021 Maritime Industry Consumer Pleasure Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in purchaser fulfillment.

“The 2021 CSI Award recipients guide the recreational boating sector in solution excellence and support in a local weather exactly where remarkable quality and customer belief are crucial to retaining consumers,” famous Robert Newsome, senior vice president of operations for NMMA.  “We thank the boat and engine manufacturers for their perseverance to purchaser pleasure, ensuring that today’s boaters continue to be lifelong boaters.”

The Marine Field CSI Awards honor boat and engine suppliers who actively evaluate shopper fulfillment and go after constant enhancement to much better provide their consumers. Award recipients realized an independently-calculated common of excellence of 90 % or higher in client gratification over the earlier plan calendar year, centered on facts supplied by prospects paying for a new boat or engine in the course of the interval involving January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.  Participating suppliers will have to study all new boat consumers during this period of time. For this reporting interval, the software surveyed additional than 175,000 consumers.

The pursuing providers, across 13 groups, have been honored with 2021 CSI Awards for their initiatives to increase shopper fulfillment amounts in the boating market:

Aluminum Outboard Boats

  • G3
  • Lund Boat Corporation
  • Starcraft Maritime
  • Tracker

Deck Boats

  • Hurricane
  • Regal Boats
  • Starcraft Maritime

Fiberglass Bass Boats

  • Bass Cat Boats
  • Nitro
  • Ranger
  • Skeeter Products
  • Triton

Fiberglass Outboard Boats

  • Axopar Boats
  • Blackfin Boats
  • Boston Whaler
  • Chaparral Boats Inc.
  • EdgeWater Boats
  • Everglades Boats
  • Formulation Boats
  • Grady-White Boats, Inc.
  • Jupiter Maritime Global
  • Monterey Boats
  • Nitro
  • Pathfinder Boats
  • Pursuit Boats
  • Regulator Marine
  • Robalo Boats
  • SeaVee Boats
  • Sportsman
  • Tahoe
  • Tiara Yachts

Inboard Specific Cruiser Boats

Inboard Watersports Boats

  • Centurion Boats
  • Supreme Boats
  • Nautique Boat Corporation, Inc.
  • MasterCraft Boat Firm
  • Skier’s Alternative, Inc. – Moomba Boats
  • Skier’s Decision, Inc. – Supra Boats
  • Tige Boats

Jet Boats

Pontoon Boats

  • Avalon
  • Barletta Pontoon Boats
  • Bennington
  • Crest Pontoons
  • Crestliner Boats
  • Cypress Cay Pontoon Boats
  • Forest River, Inc.
  • G3
  • Godfrey Marine
  • Harris
  • Lowe Boat Company
  • Manitou Pontoon Boats
  • Ranger
  • Starcraft
  • Sunshine Tracker

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Sterndrive Bowrider Boats

  • Chaparral Boats Inc.
  • Chris-Craft
  • Formula Boats
  • Monterey Boats
  • Regal Boats

Sterndrive Cuddy and Specific Boats

  • System Boats
  • Monterey Boats
  • Regal Boats

Inboard Engines

  • Ilmor
  • Indmar Marine Engines
  • Pleasurecraft Engine Team

Outboard Engines

  • Honda Marine
  • Suzuki Marine United states
  • Tohatsu The us Corporation
  • Yamaha

NMMA Innovation Awards

The NMMA and Boating Writers Worldwide (BWI) honored 15 recipients with the 2022 Miami Innovation Awards, recognizing suppliers and suppliers who deliver new, modern products and solutions for the boating industry to marketplace.

The Innovation Awards judges’ committee was comprised of seven BWI customers who accomplish products screening all over the 12 months and have precise skills in marine products and solutions and machines. The judges’ committee provided Ben Stein (Chair), Zuzana Prochazka (Co-Chair), Alan Jones, Lenny Rudow, Gary Reich, Frank Lanier, and Ryan Gullang.

The 2022 Miami Innovation Award winners are:               

  • Cabin cruisers, Motor Yachts, Trawlers: Azimut Yachts, Grande Trideck – “With the special elevated mezzanine deck, Azimut provides to and redefines out of doors living on a yacht,” claimed decide Zuzana Prochazka.
  • Center Console/ Walkaround Fishing Boats: Pursuit Boats, S 248 Sport – “Never prior to have I found a fishing boat with this sort of an outstanding utilization of space that doesn’t sacrifice fishability,” explained decide Lenny Rudow.
  • Client Electronics, Mobile Apps and Software program: Raymarine, Cyclone Strong-State Open Array Radar – “Technology improvements make achievable a streamlined, present day radar with whole ARPA,” explained choose Alan Jones.
  • Cuddy Cabin, Bowrider, Deck Boats: Ingenity Electric, 23 Electrical – “Its skateboard platform could be the commence of a new era of electric boats,” mentioned judge Jones.
  • Deck Equipment: Roswell Maritime, Rise Telescoping Helm Technique – “Just about every thing on present day boats is adjustable except the helm. How is it that it took until now for a person to create an infinitely adjustable helm,” claimed choose Rudow.
  • Dual WINNER: Docking and Fendering Gear:
    • Orenco Composites, DuraLast Floating Dock – “Born of necessity, a resin infused, incredibly tough, nicely-thought out dock backed by a 25 calendar year guarantee. What is not to like?” mentioned judge Frank Lanier.
    • Sunstream, SunLift SLX – “If any one has come again to their boat raise only to wait around via 3 minutes of grinding gears and slipping galvanized wires, they will see the rewards of this brief, peaceful and hugely adaptable boat lift,” mentioned Gary Reich.
  • Electric powered Motor/ Battery Powered Propulsion/ Hybrids: e-Movement LLC, e-Motion Parallel and Serial Hybrid – “While there have been serial and parallel hybrid methods in boats for decades, I have not viewed any company put into practice a substantial procedure with these kinds of swish integration and ease-of-use for the end person,” said choose Reich.
  • Furnishings & Interior Sections: Magma Merchandise, Crossover Collection – “The modular Magma Crossover collection grill adjustments the way you cook onboard. From a pizza oven, to the grill, to the cooktop, to the griddle, you have no additional excuses for negative cooking,” explained Lanier.
  • Inboard Engines: Ilmor, Supercharged 6.2L – “Ilmor has carried out a impressive task expanding horsepower although preserving a substantial engine with 630 horsepower inside of a tiny footprint for watersports boats, thanks in massive part to its modern cooling procedure that helps prevent detuning at higher temps,” said judge Reich.
  • Mechanical & Electrical Programs: Highly developed Methods Team, CZone Command X – “It would make digital switching a lot more versatile, allowing boat builders to develop far better boats,” explained decide Ryan Gullang.
  • Outboard Engines: Mercury Marine, 7.6-liter V12 600hp Verado Outboard – “It’s altered the way boat builders design and style their boats. It is so entire of innovation we cannot even record it all,” mentioned judges Jones and Rudow.
  • Private Watercrafts: BRP, Sea-Doo Fish Professional 170 – “It developments the viability of pounding the open waters from personalized watercraft,” said decide Gullang.
  • Tow Boats: Heyday, H22 – “The stern bounce seats on the multipurpose and affordable Heyday H22 allow observers to get a ringside seat to check out their friends’ in motion,” stated decide Jones.
  • Trailers, Pieces and Trailer Extras: Malibu Boats, Boat Trailers – “The Malibu Boat Trailer has lots of amazing functions including computerized drinking water-stage sensing, sealed metallic frame, stowable chocks, steppable reinforced wheel fender platforms and remotely mounted out-of-the-drinking water hydraulic tank,” mentioned choose Reich.