The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the winners of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program yesterday. The judges selected one Innovation Award winner for each of ten categories from almost 70 entries. Managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), the awards were presented during the IBEX Online Experience Industry Breakfast and Innovation Awards presentation held on Thursday, October 20.
ElectroSea’s latest marine growth prevention product, ElectroStrainer, was chosen as the winner of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Award in the Boat Care and Maintenance category. The all-in-one ElectroStrainer introduces an entirely new way for boaters to prevent biofouling, barnacles, and bioslimes from clogging the sea strainer and pipes. The revolutionary ElectroStrainer combines three components: an innovative biofouling prevention device, a hydrodynamic sea strainer, and a smart flow monitoring system into one package.
ElectroStrainer’s smart “Strainer Alert” technology uses ElectroSea’s ClearVis flow sensor and control system and displays a message if debris, grass, or seaweed is in its straining basket. ElectroStrainer has no scheduled maintenance and will forever change the boat owner’s approach to seawater management. Suitable for new build or refit installations, ElectroStrainer’s innovative all-in-one device makes installation quick and easy. ElectroStrainer is a drop-in replacement for old-style sea strainers and can be installed in just a few hours while the boat is in the water.
ElectroStrainer joins ElectroSea’s family of innovative seawater management products including the ClearLine System and SeaStrong Pumps. SeaStrong features a seal-less, centrifugal pump with stainless steel, IP55 washdown motor and was introduced in February 2022.