BRNKL wins "Most Innovative Product" at Vancouver Boat Show Best In Show Awards
Hometown heroes and industry giants all took home awards for their products
Pacific Yachting's annual Best In Show awards have been chosen at the 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show. Over the past five years, Pacific Yachting has presented these awards to honour the many marine manufacturers and dealers who have developed, promoted and sold products that improve our boating experience. This year's show offered a number of excellent boats and products for the judges to consider.
The Best in Show award categories for 2019 include: Powerboat 40-ft and Over, Powerboat 39-ft and Under, Sailboat 40-ft and Over, Sailboat 39-ft and Under, Most Innovative Product, and Best Marine Electronics.
This year's Best in Show judges include Peter Robson, former editor at Pacific Yachting and freelance marine writer; Brian Lind, managing editor at PassageMaker magazine; and Ed McAfee, the son of the late Roger McAfee, and experienced shipwright and fabricator.
The judges awarded BRNKL (pronounced “barnacle”) for their innovative boat monitoring system. This locally developed product offers a full-range of remote monitoring capabilities including battery and shore power, high water sensors, and GPS positioning. BRNKL is the first IOT (internet of things) monitoring company to integrate an accelerometer into their system. This allows detection of collision and grounding (which the judges think will be useful for charter companies). Any DIYskilled boater can install the unit and have peace-of-mind when away from their boat. In comparison to other available monitoring systems, BRNKL has an affordable price point and plans to roll out new features with future software updates.
To see the full list of winners [click here]