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October 01, 2013

2013 Marine Electronics Awards Announced

10 winners honored at annual NMEA conference

Judges from the marine-electronics industry and a national boating-writers group revealed their picks last week for the top 2013 products in 10 categories from fish finders to software. The National Marine Electronics Association presented the awards during its annual conference, which ended Sept. 27 in San Diego, California.

NMEA regional committees selected 50 industry judges to determine nine category winners. Three judges from Boating Writers International selected the final category winners for that group’s annual Technology Award.

Here are the winners:

Autopilot­­
Garmin GHP 20 Autopilot with Smart Pump

Fish Finder
Humminbird 360 Imaging

Radar
Furuno TZtouch TZT14 w/ DRS4D

Communications
KVH TracPhone V3

Entertainment
KVH TracVision HD11

Navigation
NavNet TZtouch Black Box System

Computer-Based Software
Nobeltec Time Zero App

Marine Specialty
FLIR MD-625 Thermal Imager

MFR of the Year — Support
Furuno USA

BWI Technology Award
Winner: Raymarine Evolution Autopilot
1st runner up: Nobeltec Time Zero App
2nd Runner up: Garmin quatix