Boat Outfitters Wins NMMA Product Innovation Award

by boat3545 on February 14, 2013

Boat Outfitters wins a NMMA Product Innovation award for a truly unique product; the Removable Pick-Up Truck Locking Rod Rack.

NMMA | Innovation Awards | Boat Outfitters

Miami International Boat Show, February 14, 2013.

Each year the National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Awards honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new and innovative boating industry products to market. NMMA partners with Boating Writers International (BWI) whose volunteer members provide knowledgeable and unbiased judging of products. The volunteer members of the BWI are made up of editors, staff and freelance writers that offer a thorough working knowledge of boating and boat products. They also bring varied experiences and genral marine expertise to the judging process.

The NMMA innovation awards are presented at the International Boat Builders’ Exposition & Conference (IBEX) as well as the Miami International Boat Show.

This year Boat Outfitters’ latest original product the Removable Pick-Up Truck Locking Rod Rack grabs a Innovation Award based upon the following criteria:

  • Have innovative distinction from other products currently manufactured in the marine industry
  • Have substantial modification or adaptation to the marine market if the product is an extension from a non-marine or general market
  • Provide benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer
  • Provide practicality of use
  • Are cost-effective

The Truck Rod Rack is currently designed for Ford F150’s with additonal vehicle kits currently in design/development phase. The rack measures 62 1/4″ wide x 7 3/4″ tall x 7 3/4″ deep. The truck rod rack utilizes a “Patent Pending” bracket system that conveniently mounts into existing truck bed tie down holes and does not require any additional drilling or holes in your truck bed. The truck rod rack lifts on and off the bracket system with 4 knobs. The bracket includes a locking cam latch to keep your entire rack including rods safely locked in your bed. The rods are angled back to minimize the stress on your rods while traveling.The truck rod rack is black powder coated to look attractive in a variety of truck beds.

Truck Rod Rack | Boat Outfitters Locking Rod Rack | Boat Outfitters
Truck Rod Rack Pick Up Truck Rod Rack

You’ll no longer have to worry about rods sliding around the back of your truck or being stolen while your vehicle is unattended.

For more information about the truck rod rack please visit Boat Outfitters Website at




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Paul Tripodi November 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm

I have one of your rod racks. I somehow lost the locking device that slides over the cable.

Could i buy one separately ?

Thanks, Paul


boat3545 December 15, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Hi Paul,

We do carry replacement cable locks on our website. I will include a link to those for you below.
Please let me know if there isantyhting else we can assist you with and have a great day!


Bill Truax January 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I like the look of your rod rack. Has anyone considered a modification that would allow the rods to be angled down to be parallel with the bed. I would like to be able to drop the rods down so they could be concealed under a soft bed cover.


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