2018 DAME charities named

Wetwheels Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation will both receive DAME Design Award charity donations. Credit: Wetwheels
Industry Database

This year’s METSTRADE exhibition committee has selected Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation charities as recipients of funds raised from DAME Design Award entry fees.

Award winners are assured of global exposure for their new product, but the competition also serve as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society as each year all entry fees are donated to a good cause.

Both charities will receive an equal share of the DAME 2018 proceeds, due to be presented on 13 November at the DAME Awards ceremony, which takes place during the METSTRADE 2018 Breakfast Briefing.

Giving back

Wetwheels builds disabled people's confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially designed, fully accessible powerboats. It will use the funds to provide active, participatory, therapeutic, outdoor sea-going adventures to disabled people and their friends, family or carers in coastal locations around the UK.

The Blue Marine Foundation is dedicated to restoring the health of the worlds’ oceans and will use the donation for a project in the Aeolian Islands aimed at improving the marine environment and ensuring a harmonious marine industry for local fishers and leisure boats. The funds will go towards the purchase of a research and patrol vessel that will be used for monitoring, research and educational purposes.

The final deadline for DAME Award entries is 18 September.

Latest Press Releases

Riding4Dreams Team will be Training and Fundraising at The Thames Valley and London Boat Show

A team of twelve including marine industry professionals will be riding from London to Paris from th... Read more

Back to the Future - Christian Brewer returns to Barton Marine

Christian Brewer has returned to Barton Marine as Global Sales Manager. Read more

Fairline Yachts unveils new Squadron 68 model

Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, announces details of its stunning new Squadron 68, set... Read more

MS Amlin Yacht to exhibit at Thames Valley & London Boat Show

MS Amlin Yacht announce that they will be exhibiting at the inaugural Thames Valley & London Boat Sh... Read more

South Devon Marine Academy appoints ADPR to help inspire the next generation of the marine industry

Communications agency, ADPR, has been brought on-board to help South Devon Marine Academy raise awar... Read more

Fusion® Entertainment Honoured with Industry Award for Product Innovation

Fusion® Entertainment, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today that the Ap... Read more

View all