Shortlist for DAME Design Award 2022
Published on October 27th, 2022
The DAME Design Award celebrates everything that is important about marine equipment design, from aesthetics to functionality, integration to packaging and price efficiency to lifecycle management. With judging held during METSTRADE, the world’s largest trade exhibition for the international leisure marine industry, winning the DAME is a big deal.
With METSTRADE 2022 on November 15-17 in Amsterdam, the jury has advanced 48 products from a total field of 104 entries spanning 14 countries to enter the final rounds of consideration for the 31st edition of the DAME Design Award 2022. All nominees and winners will be recognized at the METSTRADE on November 15, 2022.
“It is well known that the marine leisure equipment sector has been under severe pressure for the past two years,” said Andre Hoek, chair of the DAME Jury. “It has needed to satisfy a strong surge in market demand while dealing with significant supply chain challenges.
“Ordinarily, you might expect this to completely pull the focus away from R&D. Impressively though, many of this year’s very wide field of entries showed evidence of ongoing investment in better design, which is vital for longer-term future of the whole industry.
“The DAME Design Award has a long history of setting the bar high and it is not easy to satisfy all the design criteria we consider – including function, form, environment, innovation, and price to performance. The nominees listed here are to be congratulated on meeting the scrutiny of our jury members.”
METSTRADE director Niels Klarenbeek adds: “For more than three decades the DAME Design Award has been very much a part of the METSTRADE DNA. It encourages design improvement leading to excellence in the experience of water sports enthusiasts, greater efficiency for manufacturing operation and improvement in environmental impact.”
The 30th anniversary DAME Award 2021 went to the Volvo Penta Assisted Docking System. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 15 received Special Mentions.