Buyers and Media choose the Garmin Panoptix LiveScope as the best new product.
This afternoon, the American Sportfishing Associationpresented the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Best of Show award to Garmin USA for its Panoptix Livescope, the first live scanning sonar for recreational fishing. The Best of Show awards presentation was held at 2:00 p.m. in the New Product Showcase on the show floor.
“We are overwhelmed and excited about winning the ICAST 2018 Best of Show award,” said David Dunn, Garmin USA’s director of Marine Sales. “Garmin is fighting for a place in the freshwater market. We are here to stay.”
Making up a special section of ICAST’s show floor, the New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.
New in 2018 – Voting for the Overall Best of Show Award
Voting for the overall Best of Show Award took place Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., adjacent to the ICAST Registration Desk. Buyers and Media-Editorial badge holders selected one product from the 25 Best of Category winners which are now show-cased in the New Product Showcase.
The first round of voting took place from Tuesday, July 10, at 5:00 p.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. The Best of Category winners were announced during the New Product Showcase Awards Reception on Wednesday evening.
Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, the New Product Showcase embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the new product awards competition in 25 categories.