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METS names DAME Award nominees

by METS Trade on 23 Oct 2014
DAME Jury 2014 (f.l.t.r.): Mr. Jean François de Prémorel, Beneteau Groupe - FRA; Mr. Chris Beeson, Sailing Editor of Yachting Monthly - UK; Mr. Bill Dixon, Dixon Yacht Design (Chairman of the DAME Jury) - UK; Ing. Andrea Frabetti, Ferretti Group / Advanced Yacht Technology - ITA; Mr. Klaus Roeder, Carpe Diem Yacht Design & member of the ICOMIA Technical Committee - GER; Prof. Ger Bruens, TU Delft / Associate Professor Design Aesthetics - NED; Mr. Nigel Calder, independent Technical Marine Journalist - USA METS www.metstrade.com
The organisers of METS have revealed that 45 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the jury of the prestigious Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 competition. The products have been selected from a total of 116 entries from 23 nationalities all over the world. The Jury will eventually choose up to seven Category Winners and one Overall Winner. The DAME winners will be annouced during the Breakfast Briefing on the opening day of METS 2014, taking place 18 to 20 November in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.

DAME 2014 received 116 entries from 23 nations all around the World. The 45 nominations represent companies from 16 different countries. The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced at the ICOMIA-METS Breakfast Briefing held in the Forum of Amsterdam RAI before the official opening of METS on Tuesday 18 November at 8:00 a.m.


The award presented to the Overall Winner has been designed by Naval Architect Tony Castro, former chairman of the DAME Jury, and reflects the international nature of the competition. Products that the jury considers to be exeptional, but which do not win the award in their category, may be given a special mention.


The DAME Jury carefully assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality, and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are originality, ergonomics and price/quality ratio. The short listed products are divided into seven categories:

- Marine electronics and related software
- Interior equipment, furnishings, materials, and electrical fittings used in cabins
- Marina equipment, boatyard equipment, and boat construction tools and materials
- Deck equipment, sails and rigging
- Clothing and crew accessories
- Lifesaving and safety equipment
- Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems, and fittings

List of nominees DAME 2014

Company name

 

Product name

 

Stand number

 

Category

 

Category

 

Country

 

Digital Yacht Ltd

 

AquaWear WLN20 Wireless Navigation Gateway

 

01.611

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

United Kingdom

 

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.

 

1st Watch Wireless Radar

 

01.223

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

Japan

 

Glomex

 

weBBoat 4G

 

01.213

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

Italy

 

LCJ Capteurs

 

BaroPlug

 

04.123

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

France

 

Lumishore

 

EOS Colour Change underwater lighting

 

03.210

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

United Kingdom

 

MaxSea / MapMedia / Nobeltec

 

MaxSea TimeZero PLOT and WASSP Module

 

04.109

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

United States

 

Navionics

 

SonarCharts™ Live

 

02.432

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

Italy

 

Navionics

 

Navionics Plotter Sync

 

02.432

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

Italy

 

Standard Horizon

 

Standard Horizon GX2200E Matrix

 

04.541

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

Japan

 

True Heading AB

 

True Heading Vector Compact

 

09.210

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

China

 

Yacht Controller S.r.l.

 

EN-JOY

 

01.844

 

Marine electronics & Marine related software

 

Category 1

 

Italy

 

Gisatex GmbH & Co. KG Mattress Manufacturer & Technical Textiles

 

gisamed® mattress VITAL 2015

 

01.167

 

Interior Equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins

 

Category 2

 

Germany

 

Kenyon International Inc.

 

SilKEN2 Induction Cooktop

 

02.210

 

Interior Equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins

 

Category 2

 

United States

 

Kenyon International Inc.

 

SilKEN Grill Lid

 

02.210

 

Interior Equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins

 

Category 2

 

United States

 

Thetford Marine

 

Nano Toilet

 

01.218

 

Interior Equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins

 

Category 2

 

Italy

 

Prodex Elastomeres

 

Fenderlight

 

EF.60

 

Marina Equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools and materials

 

Category 3

 

France

 

Sailing Technologies, S.L.

 

DrSails

 

02.229

 

Marina Equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools and materials

 

Category 3

 

Spain

 

Seabung

 

Seabung

 

03.522

 

Marina Equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools and materials

 

Category 3

 

United Kingdom

 

Axxon Composites

 

OST - Carbon Furling Mast

 

11.224

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

Romania

 

Cirnapro

 

Klettled, Velcorled

 

01.814

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

Germany

 

Colligo Marine

 

Stackers, Stackable Static Blocks

 

04.522

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

United States

 

Contender B.V.

 

FL030

 

01.516

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

United Kingdom

 

Exit Engineering S.r.l.

 

Giotto Carbon Fibre Ladder with Tall Folding Grips

 

06.205

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

Italy

 

Jefa Steering ApS

 

Jefa Steering Traveller

 

11.333

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

Denmark

 

Palagi Marine Lights S.r.l.

 

Socket for exterior IP65

 

02.201

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

Italy

 

Seadamp Ltd.

 

Seadamp - hydraulic damper for docking/mooring

 

05.431N, EF.37

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

Italy

 

Spinlock Ltd.

 

TSR Aft Organiser

 

03.300

 

Deck Equipment, sails and rigging

 

Category 4

 

United Kingdom

 

Barz Optics Pty. Ltd.

 

Cabo Sunglass

 

11.824

 

Clothing and crew accessiores

 

Category 5

 

Australia

 

Chatham Marine

 

Mist Aqua Tech G2 / Breaker Aqua Tech G2

 

03.314

 

Clothing and crew accessiores

 

Category 5

 

Indonesia

 

Forward Sailing

 

Gust Evo Polarized Sunglasses

 

11.318

 

Clothing and crew accessiores

 

Category 5

 

Switzerland

 

Allen Brothers

 

Keyball Trapeze System

 

03.206

 

Lifesaving and safety equipment

 

Category 6

 

United Kingdom

 

Exposure Marine - Ultimate Sports Engineering

 

Exposure MOB Search Light

 

03.223

 

Lifesaving and safety equipment

 

Category 6

 

United Kingdom

 

fender-design

 

AnchorRoll

 

01.461

 

Lifesaving and safety equipment

 

Category 6

 

Germany

 

MarineGuard

 

OceanView Dome Camera

 

09.526

 

Lifesaving and safety equipment

 

Category 6

 

United Kingdom

 

SOS Marine Pty Ltd.

 

sMRT SOS Dan Buoy

 

11.822

 

Lifesaving and safety equipment

 

Category 6

 

Australia

 

Spinlock Ltd.

 

Deckvest Cento Junior Lifejacket

 

03.300

 

Lifesaving and safety equipment

 

Category 6

 

United Kingdom

 

AntiRoll BV

 

AntiRoll

 

10.321

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

Nederland

 

Baitra, S.L.

 

Thrustor Propeller Guard

 

04.424

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

China

 

Fischer Panda GmbH

 

Panda 150i PMS

 

02.500

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

Germany

 

Glide Free Design

 

Glide Free Foiling Kit

 

01.463

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

Australia

 

LEHR Incorporated

 

LEHR Propane Powered 15HP Outboard Engine

 

11.532

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

United States

 

Makefast Limited

 

The Eaton sunroof system

 

03.508

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

United Kingdom

 

Mastervolt / Marinco

 

Pro Installer EZ-Mount Battery Switches

 

02.321

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

New Zealand

 

OPEM Sistemi

 

SYES - Superyacht Electric Steering

 

10.119

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

Italy

 

Zipwake Technology

 

ZIPWAKE Dynamic Trim-Control System

 

09.110

 

Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings

 

Category 7

 

Sweden

 




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