Dame Design Award

The DAME Design Award is the most prestigious international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. Over the past 26 years, independently appointed judges examined thousands of products in specific marine categories. The DAME Design Award has come to set the pace for new concepts and designs in the worldwide leisure marine industry. Participation in DAME Awards is exclusively reserved to METSTRADE exhibitors.

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The DAME Design Award Jury carefully assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality, and use of materials.

Other factors taken into account are originality, ergonomics and price/quality ratio.

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The category awards are presented in seven categories. One of these seven winners is chosen as the overall winner of the DAME Design Award 2016.

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The jury presented the overall DAME award to the Torqeedo Cruise FP Models.

Category nominees receive a great deal of exposure while the eventual DAME winner becomes highly renowned within its field.

View The DAME Design Award 2016 Winners »

DAME Overall Winner presentation


Each year the registration fee for the DAME is donated to a charity. Last year the proceeds for entering the DAME Award were donated to the AMREF project called ‘A healthy future for girls in Kilindi’. Registration to qualify for the 2017 edition of the award is now open.

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