Finalists named for 2017 DAME Design Awards

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The jury for the 2017 DAME Design Award competition has chosen 64 products from among 122 entries for the final round of judging.

The entries came from 22 countries. The winners will be announced during the Breakfast Briefing on the opening day of the Nov. 14-16 Metstrade show at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center.

The DAME Awards are given in seven categories: marine electronics and related software; interior equipment, furnishings, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins; marina equipment, boatyard equipment and boat construction tools and materials; deck equipment, sails and rigging; clothing and crew accessories; lifesaving and safety equipment; and machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings.

The nominated and winning products will be on display in the I-nnovationLAB during the show and the winners will present their products on the I-nnovationLAB Stage in Hall 6.

“I’m very positive about what we are seeing at the 2017 edition of the DAME, as we have so many good entries to judge,” DAME jury chairwoman Birgit Schnaase said in a statement.

“The overall standard has improved again, compared to last year’s entries, and there were many items of interest for all aspects of naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design. Our strong team of new and existing jury members applied their expert knowledge and experience and engaged in fruitful debate. We have had quite a few detailed discussions on the products themselves and the effect that we think they will have within the future of the marine industry.”

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