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Sail magazine’s annual Pittman Innovation Awards recognize outstanding new and innovative products in the sailboat market.
Sail’s team of judges — executive editor Adam Cort, cruising editor Charles J. Doane, technical editor Jay Paris, electronics editor Ben Ellison and editor-at-large David Schmidt — selected 15 top new products after poring over hundreds of products at the fall boat shows.
“The field was packed with more innovative products than we’d seen in the marine industry for a while,” Cort said in a statement.
This year’s Overall Winner, B&G’s Sailsteer and Sailtime software, was selected by a panel of judges that included Nigel Calder (systems expert and author), Tom Burden (author of West Marine “advisor series” articles) and Peter Nielsen (editor-in-chief, Sail).
In the Electronics category: Overall Winner B&G’s SailSteer and SailTime software combines a cutting-edge, sail-specific color instrument display along with advanced calculations provided by the SailTime program to enhance its Zeus Touch multifunction displays with a wealth of information to make sailing easier than ever. The Delorme inReach SE is a handheld GPS tracker and global two-way Iridium satellite messanger with a wide range of capabilities, including the ability to connect via Bluetooth to your Apple or Android mobile device, where DeLorme’s Earthmate app can log your messages and track and display them on worldwide maps and U.S. charts. The Garmin Quatix Watch is a high-sensitivity GPS marine watch that not only provides a wealth of sailing data on its own, but communicates wirelessly with the other electronics on your boat.


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