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British Contenders Dominate DAME Design Awards Shortlist

Dame Awards METS 2013 Nominated 150

Today at METS: The Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam

25 UK products in the running for accolades at the world's number one international marine design competition.

The number of British nominees make up almost half of the 52 products from 12 countries, chosen from a total of 115 entries for the final judging.  The DAME Jury will eventually choose a maximum of seven category winners and an overall winner.  Winners of the world's number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories will be announced at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) which begins in Amsterdam today. 

The British Marine Federation is proud that 12 of its members are among the 25 UK products shortlisted.

Energy Solutions, Raymarine UK, Henri Lloyd, Scanstrut Ltd, Cooney Marine International Ltd, Garmin, Trend Marine International Ltd, SeaSmart Marine Ltd, Oceanair Marine Ltd, Spinlock, Standard Horizon, Navico, were among those carefully assessed and selected by the DAME Jury.

BMF international committee chairman Tom Reed said: 'It's great to see such a strong showing for UK companies in DAME this year.   'This is a great testament once again highlighting the capabilities of design, innovation and expertise within the UK marine industry.'   Winners announced

The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced at a special Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday 19 November at 8am.

Throughout METS all of the short-listed products will be on display in the DAME display area located in the entrance of Holland Complex (entrance C). The DAME awards also coincide with the official trade visit of Sir Geoffrey Adams, British Ambassador to the Netherlands who will be attending the show on Wednesday 20 November to visit some of the shortlisted DAME entrants.      

More information on the official METS TRADE website

(Original source: Practical Boat Owner via Google News)

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