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Entries sought for 2017 DAME Design Awards

Metstrade organizers are calling for entries from attendees for the DAME Design Awards.

Metstrade organizers are calling for entries from attendees for the DAME Design Awards.

Entries for the 27th edition of the awards are open until Sept. 19.

Organizers said the DAME Design Award competition attracts a high standard of entries each year and highlights the role of design in retaining today’s boat buyers and attracting the next generation.

It is judged by a panel of naval architects, boat, interior and industrial designers, plus user experts.

A significant number of entries are recognized for their merit as a DAME-nominated product and are placed on a special presentation within the Metstrade show, which will run from Nov. 14-16 in Amsterdam.

From these, the final selection of seven category winners and the eventual DAME Award overall winner is made.

Last year’s winner was Torqeedo GmbH, which won for its Cruise FP models.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the overall winner of the DAME Award for the second time,” Torqeedo co-founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin said in a statement.

“Torqeedo is delighted to see the coming of age for electric mobility in the marine industry and is proud to be a driver in this business,” Ballin said. “The DAME Awards is the most prestigious competition of its kind anywhere in the world, and to win it is also a wonderful experience for everyone that works for us.”

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