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Winners of the DAME Design Award 2018 were announced on 13th November, with British designed and manufactured marine products receiving over 40% of the accolades presented, including Overall Winner.
The DAME Design Award is the most significant marine equipment event of its kind, celebrating the success of a product as being the pinnacle of design practise in the industry.
Members of British Marine – the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry – dominated the list of UK companies honoured at the awards.
Lesley Robinson, chief executive officer of British Marine, stated, “With UK innovation continuously excelling at marine awards and competitions across the globe, the 2018 DAME Design Award are further confirmation of British excellence and heritage in cutting-edge design and revolutionary technology."
The latest innovations from Lumishore, Raymarine, Scanstrut and Landau UK all received special mentions, whilst category winners included products from Shakespeare Electronic Products Group, Harken and Triskel Marine, who went on to be awarded the Overall DAME Award Winner 2018.
Receiving a nomination at the prestigious awards, highlights a business as a trendsetter for the next generation of product development. Here again, out of the 100-plus entries submitted for the latest innovation developments, 17 Britain-based companies sailed past the crucial elimination stage to be declared as finalists. This included products from Scanstrut, Raymarine, Landau UK, Autonnic Research, Navico and Mercury Marine.
Birgit Schnaase, chair of the DAME Jury, commented, “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 promote good design practice in every aspect and the Jury was pleased to see so many examples where form and function were well balanced."
For the duration of the 2018 METSTRADE at Amsterdam RAI both the nominated and winning products will be on display.
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