New Categories Announced for DAME Design Awards

New Categories: Dame Design Awards Winners at METS a trade show held each November

The DAME Design Awards at METSTRADE has opened for entries with new categories.

The new categories reflect the rapidly changing nature of marine technology. They are the industry’s future customers.

Our photographs show winners in previous events.

New categories

The new Categories are all completely new for this year, with revised focus on a product’s purpose and application to assist judging. We list the category headings below. Also we follow this with a brief explanation. It illustrates where a boat user or marine industry professional might encounter the products being entered:

Personal equipment

If I was going on a charter, went boating with a friend or have my own boat, what would my personal kit be?

Comfort & Entertainment afloat

If I don’t want to go boating in a bare hull, what equipment do I need to ensure comfort and enjoyment afloat?

Navigation & Communication

If I was on the helm of a boat or bridge of a superyacht, what electronics would I use to control and navigate it?

Electronic & Electrical systems

New Categories: Dame Design Awards Winners at METS a trade show

I need electrical power anywhere in the boat or to make networkable devices speak to each other. What systems and equipment would I use?

Propulsion & Dynamics

If I want to move, steer, stabilise and trim the boat, what machinery and systems will I use?

Deck equipment

If I am sailing, mooring, anchoring and using the outdoor spaces on my boat, what hardware and equipment will I use?

Security & Safety aboard

New Categories: Dame Design Awards Winners

What equipment aboard that serves specifically to keep my boat secure, safe and capable of dealing with emergencies afloat?

Shoreside Equipment & Materials

What are all the items of off-vessel equipment, hardware, materials and software that help to construct and then support my boat from cradle to grave?

The Jury will additionally name a product from among the field of DAME nominations as an Environmental Design Award winner. It will do this where it finds an exemplary product that is well designed and has clear, obvious merit.

Entries close on 16 September 2023.