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The Evinrude E-TEC G2 115-HP engine was given an Innovation Award at IBEX 2019 in Tampa, Florida. I wish there was more to this story, but that is all the information I can find--even on the IBEX website. They give out a lot of innovation awards, but their description of the basis for judging the winner is rather hard to find. Their website still lists last year's winners.
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jim, nice find

Sadly, very basic and does not cover the new G2 I3s in detail at all.  This motor is going to put the hurt on Merc and Yamaha in this HP range, especially with it's new power tiller

https://boatingindustry.com/news/2019/10/01/ibex-announces-2019-innovation-award-winners/

"Outboard Engines: Evinrude, E-TEC: “Finally, a 115-horse two-stroke outboard that can compete head to head against any four-stroke on the market and in some ways, maybe even beat it,” said Lenny Rudow."


My opinion.

The V4 60d 115hp, carb'd and G1 DI was one one to beat in it's HP category for decades, tons of torque out of the hole and miserly fuel economy.  None of the 4 stroke 115hp motors could stay with it.
A very popular sking and fishing motor and offshore in twins apps.
Made OMC and BRP lots of cash money profits.

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I am guessing Lenny must not get out much because yes the carb V4's outperform the 4-strokes and with DI  V4's and then G1 V4's they still offer the performance but now with good fuel economy, noise and better emissions. Now the new G2 platform raises the bar high because there is not an area that any 4-stroke beats it-simple facts, so again this gentleman seems to not have much of an idea of the evolution of outboards since the clean days started back in the late 1990s.
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https://www.outdoorsfirst.com/article/evinrude-recognized-with-industry-award-for-product-innovation/




https://boatingindustry.com/news/2019/08/29/ibex-announces-judging-panel-for-2019-innovation-awards/

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The press release from Evinrude extolls their engine, and it does mention the basis of the award for INNOVATION in the most vague and general terms established by IBEX.

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Having innovative distinction from other products currently manufactured in the marine industry; providing benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; providing practicality of use; and are cost-effective.


So far, the only specific basis given by IBEX for the innovation award to the E-TEC 115 G2 is that the engine "can compete" with and "may even beat" existing engines in performance. That seems like faint praise.

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The Yamaha 425 hp won the award last year.
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Yes, making an outboard engine that weighs 1,000-lbs was certainly innovative.
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Yes, making an outboard engine that weighs 1,000-lbs was certainly innovative.


Not to mention that if Evinrude can get 300 hp out of a 3.4L imagine how much they could get out of a 5.6L. I love how Yamaha got praised for it's innovation of having an integrated electric steering system 5 years after Evinrude introduced it to the market.
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Alan Wendt, one of the judges and the leader, at the IBEX awards breakfast introduced Evinrude as a company bringing out smaller and more affordable engines when all the others are introducing high hp outboards. 

The judges were on the water with the motors, experienced the power steering, and comments went something like this:
-The engine family breaks the paradigm that most found hard to believe 
-115 hp out of 3 cylinders when everyone thought it would have to be a 4 cylinder
-150 hp also out of 3 cylinders when the prevailing thought was a motor of that size needed  to be a 4 or 6 

Evinrude won the award over Merc's new hydraulic tiller and their supercharged V8.

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Merc killer in the light 115>150HP range.
Even more of the features the 3 cyl G2 listed and displayed.
Amazing fuel economy and power.

https://www.boattest.com/engine-review/Evinrude/54500220_E-TEC-G2-140-HP_2019
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Yes, making an outboard engine that weighs 1,000-lbs was certainly innovative.


I don't think the Yamaha XF425 won the award based on the merits of weight.

The XF425 has a weight to HP ratio of 952/425. 2.24 pounds per HP.

Interestingly enough, the G2 250 HP has a weight to HP ratio of 558/250. 2.23 pounds per HP.

I suspect the award for the XF425 was based on the number of fuel pumps being used.
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LOL, yes 9 fuel pumps, filters, relief valves etc in the fuel system on that XF425. I would hate to get a gutful of bad fuel with one of these suckers.
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