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.