Award-Winning New Gear at the Marine Equipment Trade Show

Check out the latest and greatest marine gear and equipment.

There is nothing quite like the massive annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam. Gear and equipment manufacturers from all over the world gather for three days every November to showcase their latest and greatest and network with the rest of the marine industry.The DAME awards announcement is a highlight of the show. The prestigious award focuses on “the art and science of design in all aspects, from styling, functionality and innovation, through to ease of implementation, practicality of use – and even packaging. It is judged by a panel of top naval architects, boat, interior and industrial designers, plus user experts.”

U SAFE
The U SAFE remote-controlled rescue buoy is the 2019 overall DAME Award WinnerTed Ruegg

This year the product that took the top prize is the U SAFE—a rescue buoy that’s not like any we’ve seen before. It’s described as “an auto propelled, remote-controlled watercraft designed to be a fast and precise ‘aquatic robot’ that can reach a person in need quickly and precisely.”

Other category winners include:

Garmin GPSMAP
The Garmin GPSMAP 86i is the 2019 DAME award winner for marine electronicsCourtesy of the manufacturer

Category: Marine electronics & marine related software

“Cast off confidently with the GPSMAP 86i handheld. Whether you’re out fishing, sailing or cruising, you’ll gain peace of mind that comes from having a backup navigator with satellite communication and interactive SOS. It has a sunlight-readable 3” color display. Plus, wireless connectivity makes it a virtual extension of your onboard marine system, providing added awareness and convenience.”

Karver Winch Handle
The Karver Winch Handle is the winner of the 2019 DAME award for deck equipment, sails and riggingCourtesy of the Manufacturer

Category: Deck equipment, sails and rigging

“The Karver winch handle is a beautiful object and a high performance winch handle. We are proud to introduce the lightest carbon winch handle of the market including a low friction bearing (stainless steel / ceramic) and a clever system to secure the handle inside the winch.”

Karver Winch Handle
The Karver Compact Winch is the winner of the 2019 DAME award for deck equipment, sails and rigging.Courtesy of the manufacturer

Category: Deck equipment, sails and rigging"

The Karver Compact Winch is a new & unique 2 manual-speed winch for sailboats from 6 to 12 meters. It’s dedicated to all cruisers and racers. It has the same dimensions as a standard size 20 winch. The first speed is super fast (twice as fast as a size 46) The second speed is super powerful and easy to use (same power as a size 46)."

Mustang Survival Callan Salopettes
The Mustang Survival Callan Salopettes are the 2019 DAME award winner for clothing and crew accessories.Courtesy of the Manufacturer

Category: Clothing and crew accessories

“The lightest weight salopette on the market. Maximum waterproofness, and breathability coupled with high stretch for inshore activities that demand high output.”

Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket
The Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket is the 2019 DAME award winner for clothing and crew accessoriescourtesy of the manufacturer

Category: Clothing and crew accessories

“Offers the most protection for it’s weight. High waterproofness and breathability coupled with maximum stretch for high output activities on the water.”