Live at IBEX

Live at IBEX

Live at IBEX

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Designer Row

Seminar Hallway, Tampa Convention Center

We’ve turned the seminar hallway into a museum. Take a stroll toward the meeting rooms just off IBEX Registration on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center to view finalists’ models from the IBEX 2019 Design Challenge.

Kiosk Challenges

Walk down the Seminar Hall to test your knowledge of boatbuilding and repair by taking part in the IBEX Kiosk Challenges, presented in partnership with ABYC, Professional BoatBuilder magazine, and The Landing School. Identify the flaws presented on the Kiosks.

ABYC Kiosk Challenges

“What’s Wrong with this Picture?,” an ongoing challenge. Enter your answers via paper ballot.


“The Bilge Pump Challenge”: How fast and accurately can you wire an automatic bilge pump? Timed challenges:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1 PM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10 AM
  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 AM

Professional BoatBuilder and The Landing School Challenge

“So You Think You Know Composites,” an ongoing challenge. Enter your answers via paper ballot.


Join us in the IBEX Tech & Tool Lab (Room 12) on Thursday, 11:00am, to learn the answers. Winners receive prizes valued up to $300 from ABYC, as well as Professional BoatBuilder and IBEX swag!

Innovation Way

Check out the year's innovative and award-worthy new products on display along Innovation Way. It's your shortcut to identify must-see exhibits on the 2019 show floor. Take a look at the 2018 winners.

The IBEX Docks

Be sure to visit the IBEX docks to see the newest technologies and accessories. Test it for yourself! Get in on the action and out on the water. This is a rare opportunity to experience the newest innovations in the industry.

Professional BoatBuilder and The Landing School Challenge

IBEX Tech & Tool Lab (Room 12)

“So You Think You Know Composites,” an ongoing challenge. Enter your answers via paper ballot. Join us at 11 AM on Thursday to learn the answers. Winners receive prizes valued up to $300 from ABYC, as well as Professional BoatBuilder and IBEX swag!

NMEA's Connected Boat Experience

Back for 2019! These Pavilion exhibitors will have their certified products connected via an NMEA 2000 network traveling within their booths, giving attendees the opportunity to see this technology live. See how device connectivity works, the efficiency it offers, and how it can be a solution for you.

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