Sharrow Propeller wins Innovation Award
7 Boating Writers International (BWI) members served as the Innovation Award judges committee.
NMMA reported Ed Sherman, one of the judges, said of the Sharrow MX1 propeller “This is a breakthrough prop design that promises lower vibration, increased efficiency and could truly change the industry.”
A Sharrow Propeller press release on Business Wire said they received the award “due to its revolutionary new design and the performance and fuel efficiency gains it is bringing to the market.”
The press release stated, “Receiving this award is such a huge honor,” said Greg Sharrow, founder and CEO of Sharrow Marine. “As we’ve gone through the R&D and testing process, we felt we had created something really revolutionary for the industry, but being recognized this way so early in the product’s life cycle is such a huge honor.”
The propeller is currently available in aluminum and stainless steel versions for most outboards and stern drives from 100-450 horsepower.
We previously covered the testing of the Sharrow Propeller by BoatTest.
While the Sharrow Propeller appears to be a revolutionary design with amazing potential, it has yet to be designed for manufacture at a competitive cost. With propellers costing a few to several thousand dollars it is definitely not a mainstream product at this time.
We congratulate Sharrow and commend them for bringing this product to market. We hope that Sharrow in conjunction with the boating industry and others can develop more economical ways of bringing as many of these advantages as possible to a broader audience.
We also invite Sharrow to visit with us if they are interested in discussing propeller safety related topics that might be applicable to their product.