Amsterdam | 2018, 13 - 15 November

DAME Design Award

The DAME Design Award is the largest marine competition of its kind, anywhere in the world. It focuses attention on the art and science of design in all aspects, from styling, functionality, and innovation, through to ease of implementation, practicality of use – and even packaging. Now in its 27th year, METSTRADE has continued to support and build this competition to highlight the critical role of design in retaining today’s boat buyers and attracting the next generation.

Birgit Schnaase, Chairwoman of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2017 of the METSTRADE Show to Scanstrut for its RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit.

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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 jury presented the overall DAME award to the Scanstrut RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit

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

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Christoph Ballin

Co-Founder and CEO, Torqeedo - Winner 2016

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the overall winner of the DAME Award for the second time. Torqueedo is delighted to see the coming of age for electric mobility in the marine industry. We are proud to be a driver in this business and are thankful to be recognised for our approach by the DAME Jury.”



The category awards are presented in seven categories. One of these seven winners is chosen as the overall winner of the DAME Design Award 2017.

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Each year the combined registration fees for the DAME Awards are donated to a nominated charity. This year’s DAME proceeds will go to a joint initiative run by two Dutch-based charities that is aimed at enhancing the lives of young cancer patients, survivors and their families.

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