Nantes Expo rewards innovation at awards
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Exponantes, organiser of the annual Salon des Peche en Mer, presented its fifth Innovation Awards at the recent show in Nantes, France.
The awards were launched at what is one of Europe’s biggest sea fishing and boating events to reward innovation, creativity, quality and functionality. They also take into account which products and ideas are likely to appeal to the greatest number of people.
In addition to recognising outstanding products, the independent jury also acknowledges exceptional initiatives dedicated to protecting the environment and natural resources.
The ten awards are split into three categories – fishing equipment, fishing boats and fittings and sustainable development.
2013 Award Winners
Fishing equipment category
Composites GM – the Hot Rod ‘Intuition’.
Sert – Sakura ‘Real Life’ series.
Pescanautic – Marukyu’s Uni Dango sea groundbait.
Boats and boating category
Nowe Services – The Zeppelin.
Nautiraid – The Coracle 190.
Sea fishing equipment (excluding electronics)
Ateliers Maritimes Baulois (AMB) – Odeo Laser Distress Flare.
Hardware and electronics
Navicom – 360 Imaging.
The best initiative to protect natural resources
Ultimate Fishing – ‘A 2 bars (bass) Release The Pressure’ – a campaign to encourage responsible fishing and limit the impact on resources.
Special Jury Award
Daiwa – Mag Sealed technology.
Special Exponantes Award
Beneteau – The Barracuda 7.5 motorboat.