DAME Award Winners 2018 Announced

Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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Birgit Schnaase, Chair of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2018 to the Triskel Marine Integrel, during the Breakfast Briefing in RAI Amsterdam on the opening day METSTRADE 2018. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 22 received Special Mentions. METSTRADE 2018 will last until 15 November.

With such a strong field of entries this year, the choice of ultimate winner of the DAME Award was closely debated by the Jury. In the final vote, it was the obvious design effort and promising impact of Triskel Marine’s fully integrated Integrel generator replacement system that made it the most popular choice.

15 years’ research into power efficiency

Triskel Marine used 15 years’ research into power efficiency onboard boats and superyachts to create Integrel, which exploits the gap between the propeller curve and optimum efficiency of a propulsion engine, to generate power which is then stored for AC and DC use. This improves the efficiency of the fuel that is burned and avoids the need for a separate generator.

The Jury particularly noted the Integrel system’s ability to improve the environmental footprint of leisure boating today, its simplicity of operation providing long periods of quiet ship operation and its potential to be further developed for a wide range of applications.

METS overall winner 2018

Progress at individual company and industry level

Commenting on the result, Chair of the Jury, Birgit Schnaase stated: “The entry field once again showed signs of progress at individual company and industry level. The primary motive of the DAME Award is to promote good design practice in every aspect and the Jury was pleased to see so many examples where form and function were well balanced.

“We had a dramatic contrast in the physical size of products this year, with everything from superyacht primary systems, to the smallest clip. It is sometimes easier to admire the incredible amount of work of an engineering design team on a well-conceived complex product, but the Jury has been equally encouraged to see that same level of design detail on simple items that are often taken for granted.

“One can grow very comfortable with long-standing solutions in our industry, but that does not mean that they cannot be improved for the experience of a boat owner, the efficiency of manufacture and the potential reduction in environmental footprint. Our final list of Winners, Special Mentions and Nominations include products that prove this point emphatically.”

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Overall Winner DAME Award 2018

Triskel Marine Integrel - Stand 07.330E

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This year's Category winners

MARINE ELECTRONICS AND MARINE RELATED SOFTWARE

Spinlock Sail Sense - Stand 03.200-03.201

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS USED IN CABINS

Vimar Electronic Switch 8in 7out 3M - Stand 10.115

MARINA EQUIPMENT, BOATYARD EQUIPMENT AND BOAT CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AND MATERIALS

In keeping with the rules of the competition, the Jury decided not to award a winner in this category after carefully considering the standard against other categories.

METS winners 2018

DECK EQUIPMENT, SAILS AND RIGGING

Harken CLR Mooring Winch - Stand 12.227 and 12.327

CLOTHING AND CREW ACCESSORIES

Rooster® Exofleece ™ - Stand 12.907

LIFESAVING AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Shakespeare Marine GALAXY-INFL8 - Stand 02.407

MACHINERY, PROPULSION, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND FITTINGS

Triskel Marine Integrel - Stand 07.330E

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Special mentions

MARINE ELECTRONICS AND MARINE RELATED SOFTWARE

Fusion Entertainment Apollo 770 - Stand 02.127

Garmin ActiveCaptain App - Stands 01.101, 01.103 and 01.200

Lumishore Smart Lighting - Stand 03.220, 11.211

FLIR Raymarine Clear Cruise Augmented Reality - Stand 01.111

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS USED IN CABINS

Fastmount TC-F6H - Stand 02.224

Innovative Products iLATCH - Stand 12.516

Vitrifrigo DRW180A - Stand 12.021

MARINA EQUIPMENT, BOATYARD EQUIPMENT AND BOAT CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AND MATERIALS

EuroDesign Composite Teak Decking - Stand 05.412

TruDesign Saddle Clips and Base - Stand 02.222

DECK EQUIPMENT, SAILS AND RIGGING

Bamar BWS motorized furling unit for bowsprit - Stand 01.813

VMG by Ino-Rope Ino-Padeye - Stand 05.442

Scanstrut ROKK Wireless 12/24V Waterproof Wireless Charging - Stand 03.510

CLOTHING AND CREW ACCESSORIES

StandOut SUP Wear Dry Suit Race ll - Stand 05.366

U-SAIL Spider Shoes 4D and Total Grip - Stand 07.551

Zhik ECO Wetsuit - Stand 07.347

LIFESAVING AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Lifecord - Stand 03.212

Spinlock Deckvest Vito Offshore Lifejacket - Stand 03.200-03.201

MACHINERY, PROPULSION, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND FITTINGS

Blue Guard Innovations BG-One - Stand 12.612

Quick MC2 X 7k - Stand 01.351

Schenker Watermaker Zen - Stand 01.757

VEEM GyroStabilizer VG260sd - Stand 11.401

Veth Propulsion Integrated L-drive - Stand 11.418, 07.527J

The 28th Design Award METSTRADE competition attracted 127 entries from 25 countries, from which a total of 63 products were Nominated for display in the METSTRADE DAME Award exhibition and for consideration in the final judging rounds. The Jury decided a winner for six of the seven DAME categories. From these an overall DAME Award Winner was chosen. The Jury also identified 22 Special Mentions (commended runner-up entries).

 

 

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