Jury announces DAME award winners

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The overall winner of the DAME Award 2011 is the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. Stampaggio Costruzioni Meccaniche of Italy, the jury announced this morning before the opening of the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam.

“The jury felt that the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. delivered an outstanding and exceptional combination of inspired practicality, delightful aesthetics and first-class engineering,” the awards panel said in a statement. ”The window frame of the Revolving Portlight opens and closes along the same plane as its fixed frame, eliminating the major problem inherent in traditional portlight design — intrusion into the cabin space.”

DAME jury chairman Bill Dixon said he was happy with the quality of this year’s entries.

“The 2011 DAME Design Award entry list was one of the best we’ve seen in years, and it was a real challenge trying to decide which nominated products should become the eventual winners,” Dixon said in a statement. “Each category had its fair share of diverse and well-executed ideas, and the judges’ favorites ranged from simple gadgets to highly engineered machinery. Although manufacturers are clearly very conscious of their price points during these difficult economic times it was great to see that the marine industry is still as inspired and creative as ever.”

The 21st annual Design Award METS competition attracted 133 products from 21 countries. Forty-three products were short-listed for final consideration, and these are the “nominated” products that appear in the DAME stand at METS.

METS, and the SuperYacht Pavilion, run through Thursday.

Click here for the full list of winners.

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