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Winners Decided For DAME Award 2018

The 28th Design Award METSTRADE (DAME) competition attracted 127 entries from 25 countries, from which a total of 63 products were nominated for display in the METSTRADE DAME Award exhibition and for consideration in the final judging rounds.

Birgit Schnaase, Chair of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2018 today to the Triskel Marine Integrel in RAI Amsterdam on the opening day of METSTRADE 2018. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 22 received Special Mentions. METSTRADE 2018 will last until November 15.

With such a strong field of entries this year, the choice of ultimate winner of the DAME Award was closely debated by the Jury. In the final vote, it was the obvious design effort and promising impact of Triskel Marine’s fully integrated Integrel generator replacement system that made it the most popular choice.

METSTRADE is the largest business to business event for the leisure marine sector, with the 31st edition of the METSTRADE Show hosting nearly 1600 exhibitors from 50 different countries on November 13-15 in the RAI Amsterdam convention center.

Fifteen years research into power efficiency
Triskel Marine used 15 years’ research into power efficiency onboard boats and superyachts to create Integrel, which exploits the gap between the propeller curve and optimum efficiency of a propulsion engine, to generate power which is then stored for AC and DC use. This improves the efficiency of the fuel that is burned and avoids the need for a separate generator.

The Jury particularly noted the Integrel system’s ability to improve the environmental footprint of leisure boating today, its simplicity of operation providing long periods of quiet ship operation and its potential to be further developed for a wide range of applications.

Progress at individual company and industry level 
Commenting on the result, Chair of the Jury, Birgit Schnaase stated: “The entry field once again showed 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.

“We had a dramatic contrast in the physical size of products this year, with everything from superyacht primary systems, to the smallest clip. It is sometimes easier to admire the incredible amount of work of an engineering design team on a well-conceived complex product, but the Jury has been equally encouraged to see that same level of design detail on simple items that are often taken for granted.”

“One can grow very comfortable with long-standing solutions in our industry, but that does not mean that they cannot be improved for the experience of a boat owner, the efficiency of manufacture and the potential reduction in environmental footprint. Our final list of Winners, Special Mentions and Nominations include products that prove this point emphatically.”

Winner DAME Award 2018:
• Triskel Marine Integrel

This years’ Category winners:

MARINE ELECTRONICS AND MARINE RELATED SOFTWARE
• Spinlock Sail Sense

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS USED IN CABINS
• Vimar Electronic Switch 8in 7out 3M

MARINA EQUIPMENT, BOATYARD EQUIPMENT AND BOAT CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AND MATERIALS
In keeping with the rules of the competition, the Jury decided not to award a winner in this category after carefully considering the standard against other categories.

DECK EQUIPMENT, SAILS AND RIGGING
• Harken CLR Mooring Winch

CLOTHING AND CREW ACCESSORIES
• Rooster® Exofleece ™

LIFESAVING AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
• Shakespeare Marine GALAXY-INFL8

MACHINERY, PROPULSION, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND FITTINGS
• Triskel Marine Integrel

Special mentions:

MARINE ELECTRONICS AND MARINE RELATED SOFTWARE
• Fusion Entertainment Apollo 770

• Garmin ActiveCaptain App

• Lumishore Smart Lighting

• FLIR Raymarine Clear Cruise Augmented Reality

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS USED IN CABINS
• Fastmount TC-F6H

• Innovative Products iLATCH

• Vitrifrigo DRW180A

MARINA EQUIPMENT, BOATYARD EQUIPMENT AND BOAT CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AND MATERIALS
• EuroDesign Composite Teak Decking

• TruDesign Saddle Clips and Base

DECK EQUIPMENT, SAILS AND RIGGING
• Bamar BWS motorized furling unit for bowsprit

• VMG by Ino-Rope Ino-Padeye

• Scanstrut ROKK Wireless 12/24V Waterproof Wireless Charging

CLOTHING AND CREW ACCESSORIES
• StandOut SUP Wear Dry Suit Race ll

• U-SAIL Spider Shoes 4D and Total Grip

• Zhik ECO Wetsuit

LIFESAVING AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
• Lifecord

• Spinlock Deckvest Vito Offshore Lifejacket

MACHINERY, PROPULSION, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND FITTINGS
• Blue Guard Innovations BG-One

• Quick MC2 X 7k

• Schenker Watermaker Zen

• VEEM GyroStabilizer VG260sd

• Veth Propulsion Integrated L-drive

Source: metstrade.com

Source: https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/11/13/winners-decided-dame-award-2018/