Impressive field of DAME Design Award nominations

AMSTERDAM _ 63 products from 127 entries have made it to the final rounds of judging in the 2018 DAME Design Award competition, the METSTRADE organization has announced. It said they comprise products ranging “from simple components and equipment used in watersports, through to complex systems for power and sailing yachts and large superyachts.”

The DAME award winners will be announced at the start of the Nov. 13-15 METSTRADE event at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center.

Jury chair Birgit Schnaase said “the entry field was once again strong and showed further signs of progress at individual company and industry level. The primary motive of the DAME Award is to encourage good design practice in every aspect. I was personally pleased to see so many examples where form and function were well balanced.”

She added the nominated products show there is always room to improve “the experience of a boat owner, the efficiency of manufacture and the potential reduction in environmental footprint.”

During 2018 METSTRADE, nominated and winning products will be shown at the I-nnovationLAB.