Manufacturers introduce hundreds of new boating products every season, but how many of them are truly innovative and useful? Each year boating writer Craig Ritchie attends boat shows and marine trade events all over the world reviewing and judging new boating gear – everything from sophisticated marine electronics to the latest in mops and toilet paper! In his workshop Craig sifts through the marketing hype and presents his unbiased picks for the best new products for the 2018 season.
An award-winning boating writer, book author, photographer and trade journalist, Craig Ritchie has been writing about boats since the 1980s and remains an active contributor to major boating publications in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia. His work takes him to boat shows and new product launches worldwide, providing him with a unique view of global boating trends. Craig currently serves as a member of the judging panel for the prestigious Innovation Awards presented at the International Boat Builder’s Conference and Exhibition each year, where manufacturers present their latest products for the coming season.