Finalists announced for DAME – Design Award METS 2013
Published on November 5th, 2013
As the world’s number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, the 2013 DAME – Design Award METS – has narrowed the field of 115 entered products down to 52 products from 12 countries which have been nominated to go forward for final judging. The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced on November 19 at the METS trade show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Among the finalists are…
Stratis ICE is an entirely new and unique Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene high-performance sail fibre that is lightweight and highly durable. Developed following market demand for a creep free and durable sail membrane, results for ICE have shown the highest resistance to flex fatigue of any sail product, with ICE sails retaining their initial shape and speed longer than any other sail membrane.
With its double-acting pump that delivers oil when the handle is pushed and pulled, Harken’s Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster provides the power to optimize sail shape quickly, moving oil at twice the speed of single-acting pumps. Designed to look great on racers or cruisers, the Harken Integral is sleek and smooth with an internal pump and faired gauge at the top of the cylinder.
Elite Offshore is the lightest, most breathable Offshore clothing ever, without compromising durability of waterproofness.
Vaavud wind meter
Distributed by Ronstan, the Vaavud wind meter is the first device in the world to turn your iPhone or Android phone into a high-tech meteorological tool. And it is the first handheld wind meter in the world with a real time graph. The wind readings are stored online, and plotted on a map, so others can benefit from them, and so you can see exactly what the wind is like on a particular spot – on and land and at sea.
Click here for the full list of finalists.