The DAME Design Awards, judged during METSTRADE in November, is the most significant marine equipment competition of its kind.
For 28 years, DAME has focused attention on all aspects of equipment design from functionality to innovation, recognising and endorsing excellence across the marine industry as well as cost effectiveness and environmental impact.
Participation is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at METSTRADE and entries are now open until 18 September 2018.
DAME Award Winner 2017 - Scanstrut Ltd
Last year's winner was RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit from Scantrut. Commenting on the impact of the Award, CEO Tom Reed said, “Scanstrut has participated in the DAME Awards for many years, with several nominations and Special Mentions. However, to win the overall DAME Award is a great honour and a milestone achievement for our brand and the whole team at Scanstrut. It has further raised our company profile internationally with our distributors, boat builders, media and innovation partners and we are already seeing the commercial benefits of winning the award.
"To win, your product must be original, innovative and its benefits clearly conveyed. If you believe in your idea, then I would thoroughly recommend taking part in DAME – it’s a game changer if you’re successful!"
Flashback to DAME 2017
New Jury Members AnnouncedNew DAME Jury members for 2018 include renowned naval architect Andre Hoek, from Hoek Design in the Netherlands, US marine electronics specialist, Ben Ellison and naval architect and esteemed technical writer, Dave Marsh. They replace outgoing Jury members, Jean Francois de Prémorel, of Prestige / Beneteau Groupe and technical author and consultant, Nigel Calder, who have completed their term.
Birgit Schnaase of Schnaase Interior Design continues as chair of the jury alongside members Dr. Arjen Jansen from TU Delft University, ICOMIA’s Technical Manager Patrick Hemp, Olivier Racoupeau of Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design, Centrostiledesign’s Davide Cipriani and Yachting World Editor, Elaine Bunting.
About METSTRADE at RAI Amsterdam
METSTRADE is the world’s largest marine equipment trade show organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), incorporating three principle areas: the SuperYacht Pavilion, the Marina & Yard Pavilion and the Construction Material Pavilion.
METSTRADE 2018 takes place from 13-15 November in RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre but you can stay connected year round via the online METSTRADE Community.