Jury Announces Nominated Products for DAME Design Award 2023

Amsterdam, 25 October 2023 – METSTRADE is pleased to announce that 53 products from 19 countries across four continents have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement for the 32nd edition of the DAME Design Awards. 

An international jury of eight leading design and user experts assembled in the DAME Award’s specially created assessment room at RAI Amsterdam to spend two intensive hands-on days examining 100 submissions. The 53 entries selected for nomination will feature on the DAME exhibition as standout examples of holistic design effort within the marine equipment sector. 

The winners for each of this year’s eight completely new DAME categories will be selected from this group of 53 nominations. One of those winners will go on to be named as the recipient of the overall DAME Award. The jury also confirmed it will name a discretionary Environmental Design Award winner for the second year in succession.

Winners will be announced at the METSTRADE 2023 Breakfast Briefing in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre on 15 November, following a keynote speech by Sanlorenzo’s legendary CEO, Massimo Perotti.

All DAME nominated products will feature on a special display at METSTRADE located at the heart of the show in hall 13 (Elicium). Alongside, the METSTRADE Theatre will host a session on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November on this year’s DAME Awards category winners and outright winner. New for this year, all nominees and winners will be featured on the DAME Awards website – damedesignawards.com – alongside a role of honour for past winners and details of the jury.

High ratio of impressive entries

Andre Hoek, chair of the DAME jury, says: “We knew right from the start of the judging process that many of this year’s entries had notable design qualities and that was subsequently reflected in the high ratio of nominations. A good number of these are in close contention to win their categories.

“I am grateful as always for the significant efforts and expertise of our jury members who have great experience of different areas in the marine industry. We were pleased to welcome a talented young designer, Rory Coase, onto the team this year. Rory replaced David Marsh, who made a valued contribution to the redefinition of this year’s categories before he completed his term of service. 

“The complexity of many products continues to grow, and the rise of electrification and digital control is providing obvious impetus for many new developments. However, the DAME Awards continues to remind the global marine equipment sector that applying all facets of good design practice will benefit any product, large or small, simple or intricate. We look forward to naming our winners from this strong field of nominations at the Breakfast Briefing in November.

METSTRADE director Niels Klarenbeek adds: “The DAME Awards has continually evolved to reflect the onward progress of the leisure marine equipment sector. For 2023 we completely reconfigured the categories to better reflect the changing world around us. These updates were well received when we announced them earlier in the year and I’m pleased to see the new categories have worked well in practice too.

“We know from feedback that to be nominated in the DAME Awards can be a game changer for many entrants, while winning products are undeniably placed at pinnacle of the marine equipment industry. We look forward to celebrating those who have achieved those accolades this year at the METSTRADE Breakfast Briefing on 15 November.”

DAME Awards nominated products 2023

To view this year’s nominated products, including images, please visit damedesignawards.com/nominees.

CategoryProduct nameCompany name
Personal equipmentZhik Seaboot 700Alliance Marine
Personal equipmentAtlas 190 Pro Sensor Life JacketMustang Survival
Personal equipmentsMRT ALERT DSC AIS MOBWesCom Group
Personal equipmentDan W3 Polar lifejacket lightDaniamant
Comfort & entertainment afloatTHOA portable wireless dimprebit lighting
Comfort & entertainment afloatRegalROCA Industry AB
Comfort & entertainment afloatDC variable speed self-contained unitBlue-Airco Srl
Comfort & entertainment afloatATMOS 12V Waterproof Built In Air StationScanstrut Ltd
Comfort & entertainment afloatLightweight linerCAP doo
Comfort & entertainment afloatMAKRA FLADE – MarineSolvit3D GmbH
Comfort & entertainment afloatMEMBRALOOP flexible water filterHansa Noord VOF
Comfort & entertainment afloatQplate®Yachtica
Navigation & communicationAlpha Performance   Display SystemRaymarine
Navigation & communicationTruEcho CHIRP Fish   FinderFuruno Electrics Co   Ltd
Navigation & communicationGPSMAP® 9000 SeriesGarmin
Navigation & communicationN2K ProtectDigital Yacht Ltd
Navigation & communicationHDS PRONavico Group EMEA BV
Electronic & electric systemsLinea XT platformVimar Spa
Electronic & electric systemsScotty AISafiery Pty Ltd
Electronic & electric systemsZeus High Energy Alternator RegulatorARCO Marine
Electronic & electric systemsMURANOGussi Italia
Electronic & electric systemsSolid State BatteryEPTechnologies ApS
Electronic & electric systemsOceanBridgeOcean LED Marine Ltd
Electronic & electric systemsMastervolt Mac Plus 48VNavico Group EMEA BV
Electronic & electric systemsDLCLone Star Marine
Propulsion & dynamicsTEMO 1000TEMO
Propulsion & dynamicsHighPower ServoProp   25Oceanvolt
Propulsion & dynamicsARIES R50Molabo GmbH
Propulsion & dynamicsForce® Kraken Trolling MotorGarmin
Propulsion & dynamicsZeroJet Electric Jet Propulsion System (ZJ Gen2)ZeroJet Limited
Propulsion & dynamicsFin5FinX
Propulsion & dynamicsePropulsion X20 electric outboard motorGuangdong ePropulsion Technology Limited
Propulsion & dynamicsTravel XPTorqeedo GmbH
Deck equipmentOrbit WinchRonstan International Pty. Ltd.
Deck equipmentShelt’RMARIN’R
Deck equipmentX CarRigging Projects BV
Deck equipmentPush/Pull Captive WinchHarken Inc
Deck equipmentMagic deck hatchesGoiot Systems SAS
Deck equipmentSAILFORCEEwincher
Deck equipmentsmartbatten systemCyclops Marine
Deck equipmentFlush Air VentRutgerson Marin AB
Deck equipmentOllieasysea
Deck equipmentPollock carbon boarding ladderExit Carbon
Deck equipmentBure Swim LadderCarbinium Engineering Ltd
Deck equipmentROCNA MK II AnchorCMP Group Ltd
Deck equipmentSynapse integrated sensorsSouthern Spars
Security & safety aboardAnchorGuardianSwiss Ocean Tech Ltd
Security & safety aboardBi-Tec® AlloyTecnoseal Foundry SRL.
Security & safety aboardCO AlertDigital Yacht Ltd
Security & safety aboardLiMit CollarHall Spars
Security & safety aboardU Safe BeachUSAFE Worldwide
Shoreside equipment & materialsMobile Pro Mini Water PurifierSpot Zero
Shoreside equipment & materialsECOcubeMarservis doo

Full press release here: www.metstrade.com/press-releases/en/jury-announces-nominated-products-dame-awards-2023

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8 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Once again I enjoyed learning about lots of new marine technology as part of the DAME jury process, although that also involved a nine-hour Zoom session starting at 2 am my time!

    What new products catch your fancy?

  2. Bob says:

    I look forward to every show season in hopes of seeing a NMEA 2000 chain counter. AA announced one back in 2019 or so and has been going to deliver it “real soon now” ever since.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Details on the new Temo 1000 electric outboard are getting out and I think it includes some nifty design features: https://youtu.be/6j7vGY9QBhU?si=KVfRabaCgbba6F3U

    But, sorry, the public has to wait a bit to see how Torqeedo also earned a DAME nomination with its new Travel XP design 😉

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