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  12 November 2014 posted on 12/11/2014 18:09

The Design Awards METS (DAME) 2014

The Design Awards METS (DAME) was initiated in 1991 to recognize the best designed products at the METS trade. Since then it had become the world’s leading annual design competition for the marine equipment and accessories industry. All participants for this challenge have to pay a fee of $150, the collected registration fees will go to the charity.

Nowadays this competition is the number one in the world in terms of new marine products and equipment. With three different levels of distinction (Overall DAME winner, category winners and special mention) this is every chance that your product could soon be making global headlines.

This year in 2014 DAME received 116 registrations from 23 different countries, but only 45 products had been nominated for the final judgment. The winners will be announced the 18th at 8:00 am

The jury asses from each product the overall design, build quality, functionality and use of materials. And other aspects taken into account are: originality, ergonomics and price/quality ratio. There are some of the different categories and its nominations:

Marine electronics and Marine software: 1st Watch Wireless Radar (Furuno), Navionics Plotter Sync (Navionics), AquaWear WLN20 Wireless Navigation Gateway (Digital Watch) and more.

Interior equipment, materials and electric fittings used in cabins: SilKen Grill Lid (Kenyon), Nano toilet (Tecma) and more.

Marina equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools: Fenderlight (Prodex), Dr Sails (DrSails) and more.

Deck equipment, sails and rigging: Jefa Steering Traveler (Jefa Steering), Carbon Furling Mast (Axxon Composites) and more.

Clothing and crew accessories: Mist Aqua Tech G2 (Chatham), Cabo Sunglasses (Barz Optics).

Lifesaving and safety equipment: Keyball Trapeze System (Allen Brothers), AnchorRoll (Fender-Design), Deckvest Cento Junior Lifejacket (Spinlock).

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems: Antiroll (Antiroll), The Eaton Sunroof System (MakeFast), LEHR Propane Powered 15ph Outboard Engine (LEHR).

There are more products in each category if you want to know which they are go to the following link:


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