DAME Award Winners Announced

The prestigious prize was awarded to one overall winner and six category winners on the opening day of METS 2014.

The 2014 DAME awards, presented on the opening day (November 18th) of the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, recognize and promote the total use of design throughout a product's lifecycle - from conception to manufacture and end-user experience. This year, the jury inspected 116 entries from 23 countries, and in the end, the jury found six category winners and one overall winner.

Overall Winner In its comments the Jury stated that it is "always on the look out for clever design solutions that challenge the status quo to deliver obvious improvements for boat owners and builders. There were several examples this year but the standout entry was the Jefa Steering Traveller. This product removes the need for bulky steering quadrants and improves rudder feedback at the helm for twin rudder, twin wheel sailing yachts. Special attention has been paid to save installation space and weight as well as to eliminate backlash, which improves yacht handling."

Category Winners • Marine electronics and marine related software weBBoat 4G by Glomex SrL, Italy

• Interior equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins SilKEN2 Induction Cooktop by Kenyon International inc, USA

• Marina equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools and materials Seabung by Seabung, United Kingdom

• Deck equipment, sails and rigging Steering Traveller by Jefa Steering ApS, Denmark

• Clothing and crew accessories No winner of this category was declared this year

• Lifesaving and safety equipment MOB Search Light by Exposure Marine, United Kingdom

• Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings Pro-Installer EZ-Mount Battery Switches by Marinco by BEP, New Zealand

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Jen Brett