(MIAMI) —Sharrow Marine won one of the boating industry’s top honors Friday, receiving an Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show for the new Sharrow Propeller MX-1 that went on the market earlier this year.
The Sharrow Propeller won this year’s Innovation Award for Propulsion Equipment & Parts due to its revolutionary new design and the performance and fuel efficiency gains it is bringing to the market.
“This is a breakthrough prop design that promises lower vibration, increased efficiency and could truly change the industry,” said Innovation Award judge Ed Sherman.
The new Sharrow Propeller represents the first major advancement in propeller design since the 1930s.Third-party testing of the Sharrow Propeller demonstrates that it is 9 to 15 percent more efficient than the industry standard Wageningen B-Series design. Sharrow’s innovative design enables higher top speed, better handling, reduced vibrations and a stronger propeller in general – resulting in less wear and tear on engines and substantial reduction in fuel costs.
Each Sharrow Propeller is made to order to fit the individual specifications of the boat. They are custom CNC machined to perfection and specifically designed for high-performance on sterndrives and outboard motors.
“Receiving this award is such a huge honor,” said Greg Sharrow, founder and CEO of Sharrow Marine. “As we’ve gone through the R&D and testing process, we felt we had created something really revolutionary for the industry, but being recognized this way so early in the product’s life cycle is such a huge honor.”
The Innovation Awards program honors manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. Winning products are selected on the basis of innovative distinction from other products current being manufactured in the marine industry, substantial modification of a product, practicality of use, benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer and cost. The awards are managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI).
The Sharrow Propeller is currently available in aluminum and stainless-steel and will fit most outboards and sterndrives between 100 hp and 450 hp. For more information, visit www.sharrowmarine.com.