2017 Husick Award nominees


Our panel of judges (see list below) has completed voting and we have the winner of the 2017 Chuck Husick Maine Technology Award. We'll announce the overall winner soon, but first let's look at our product nominees. For the judges it was a tough choice among a variety of great nominated products. The nominees were a lineup of marine tech that indicates the field continues to move forward in interesting ways. Here are the nominees for this year's award:

Torqueedo Rudder Drive – An innovative approach to increasing sailboat maneuverability

Fastseas Weather Routing – Online weather routing capabilities for the voyager

B&G Vulcan 7FS – An multi-function display (MFD) with B&G's great SailSteer and SailingTime features

Scanstrut ROKK Charge+ Waterproof USB Socket – A solution to the problem of keeping handheld devices charged in the cockpit

OCENs WeatherNet 5 – Weather service data with optimal routing tools

Neander Yanmar Diesel Outboard – A diesel-powered outboard 

Fastmount “blind” Textile Range TC-06 Clip Set Cushion Fasteners – a reliable way to fasten cushions that is superior to velcro or snaps

Stay tuned — the 2017 Husick Award winner will be announced soon! 


The 2017 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award judges

Lawrence Husick – marine writer and son of Chuck Husick 

Ben Ellison – marine electronics expert and owner of Panbo.com 

Ellen Massey Leonard – marine writer and voyaging sailor 

Paul Exner – marine writer and voyaging instructor at Modern Geographic 

Jeff Merrill – marine writer and trawler expert 

Steve D’Antonio – marine systems consultant, writer, photographer and ABYC Master Technician 

Roger Hellyar Brook – marine systems expert 

Alex Agnew – voyager and publisher of Ocean Navigator;

Tim Queeney – editor of ON

By Ocean Navigator