S.C.M. wins DAME 2011
Bill Dixon, Chairman of the Jury of the DAME, presented the Award to the winner of the prestigious prize at the start of METS this morning. An excerpt of the Jury Report on the DAME winner:
Overall Winner of the DAME Award 2011 is the Revolving Portlight of S.C.M. (Stampaggio Costruzioni Meccaniche)
The Jury felt that the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. delivered an outstanding combination of inspired practicality, delightful aesthetics and first-class engineering. The window frame of the Revolving Portlight opens and closes along the same plane as its fixed frame, eliminating the inherent problem in traditional portlight design - intrusion into the cabin space. A single rotation pin allows the window frame to be easily swung and safely secured at any position up to 110° to the left or right of its closing station. The Jury believes that this exceptional design-led innovation will offer new and welcome options for designers looking to maximise internal volume, most notably in relation to curtain positioning, as well as for boat owners who will undoubtedly benefit from the Revolving Portlight’s ability to provide highly flexible ventilation management – Stand no. 01.544Read the Jury Report 2011 >> List of all DAME 2011 nominees >> Out of 133 entries
The DAME Jury inspected 133 entries from 21 countries and then nominated 43 products to advance to the second round of judging. Only products that make it to the second round were considered for the DAME Award. In determining the winners in eight categories, as well as the Overall Winner, the Jury took into account a number of factors, including design, styling, quality of construction, overall impact on the marine industry, suitability for its intended purpose, level of innovation, cost effectiveness, and favourable environmental impact. Those products that made it to the final round and came close to winning have received a Special Mention in their categories. DAME participants support Sailing Kids
All participating companies paid a non-refundable registration fee per product entered to support a worthy charity. This year Sailing Kids Foundation received a cheque of 19,950 Euros. Sailing Kids arranges six-day trips aboard a vintage clipper on the IJsselmeer and Waddenzee. In addition to offering optional on-board activities and full catering, they provide a fully qualified volunteer medical team to care for the seriously or chronically ill children on board. More information
about Stichting Sailing Kids.