The 23rd annual Design Award METS competition attracted 115 products from 12 countries. A total of 52 products were short listed for final consideration and these are the ‘Nominated’ products that appear in the DAME stand at METS.
The Jury then selected the Overall DAME Winner, together with 7 outright Category Winners with all seeming to have totally ignored the super yacht industry
Bill Dixon, Chairman of the Jury, presented the Award 2013 at the to the vector fin stabiliser system from Sleipner Motor AS of Norway.
Dixon, said the Jury was pleased with the quality of many of the entries this year and also the effort made by companies to present their products in a clear and concise way.
“For all marine products today we need a leap forward to attract buyers”, Bill states. “It’s not enough that a product does what it needs to do – it needs to look the part as well. We commend all entrants that have shown clear evidence of employing design right the way through the development and manufacturing process, from function to form.”
This year’s Category Winners are:
Marine electronics and marine related software
Glass Cockpit System by Volvo Penta, Sweden
Interior equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins
Skysol Motion by Oceanair Marine, United Kingdom
Marina equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools and materials
Boat trailer by Vanclaes, The Netherlands
Deck equipment, sails and rigging
Clip-cleat by Nomen Products, Germany
Clothing and crew accessories
Boarding ring by Reading, France
Lifesaving and safety equipment
Monolite by Fraser Optics, USA
Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings
Vector fin stabilisers by Sleipner Motor, Norway