Strong performance from British companies
Increased use of environmentally friendly materials and greater adaption of technology to improve accessibility to boating are among the themes in this year’s DAME nominations.
The nine-strong jury of the DAME Design Award 2019 competition has chosen 59 products from a field of 118 entries from 27 countries to enter the final rounds of judging.
Around 25% of the nominees are from British companies including Teignbridge Propellers, Rooster and Dura Composites.
The final selection of nominations represents a wide range of products, from new materials and items of personal boating equipment, to complex electronics and large items of machinery.
“It is critical that marine companies focus on design, in all of its aspects, to ensure that consumer expectations are met when they go boating, said Birgit Schnaase, DAME jury chair, who has 24 years of experience as an engineer and interior designer.
“We also need smart design to address important issues like production efficiency, environmental impact improvement and greater integration.”
She added: “The mix of entries we examined this year demonstrates that many marine companies are paying really close attention to form and function, with solutions that will improve the experiences of those getting afloat.”
Category winners and the overall DAME Award winner will be announced at the METSTRADE business briefing on November 19.
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