DAME Awards 2017, nautical accessibility and ecology at the top of the charts

The conversion kit for the RS Venture dinghy by Scanstrut, winner of the DAME Award 2017

The winners of the DAME Awards 2017, recognizing innovation among the world's marine equipment manufacturers, were announced at the METS boat show. Ecology, reception of the handicapped, automation... are on the menu. BoatIndustry presents the winners, before a more detailed dossier on the main winners.

An ecological and social track record

Birgit Schnaase, president of the jury of the DAME Award 2017, presented the trophies to the winners of the different categories of nautical equipment at the opening of the METS show. The overall winner of the DAME Award 2017 is the company Scanstrut, rewarded for its conversion kit enabling disabled people to take the helm and trim the sails of an RS Venture. In addition to the main winner and its social innovation, several products helping to protect the environment, such as the Seabin marina cleaning system, the CarenEcolo fairing area and Oceanvolt electric motors, were also awarded. 3 French are among the winners.

The winner of the DAME Award 2017

All categories winner of the DAME Award 2017

  • RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit by Scanstrut

2017 DAME Award winners by category

  • Marine Electronics and Software
    • Smart Marine Power Panel by Simarine Nereide
  • Interior equipment, furniture, equipment and electrical installation used in cabins
    • P400 Matrix helm seat by Besenzoni
  • Marine equipment, shipbuilding equipment, shipbuilding tools and materials
    • Cleaning device for Seabin V5 marinas by Poralu Marine
  • Deck equipment, sails and rigging
    • RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit by Scanstrut
  • Crew clothing and accessories
    • Isotak X Extreme Ocean Sailing Apparel modular hoods by Zhik
  • Life-saving and safety equipment
    • CrewWatcher man overboard recovery aid by Weems & Plath
  • Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment
    • Servoprop Electric Motors by Oceanvolt

Special mentions of the DAME Award 2017

  • Marine Electronics and Software
    • Decklinc GP Buttons by C Designs
    • Nomad Portable Class B AIS Transponder by Digital Yacht
    • Thermal Camera M232 Marine Thermal Camera by Flir
  • Interior equipment, furniture, equipment and electrical installation used in cabins
    • Lighting Surf Plate R Switches by BCM
  • Marine equipment, shipbuilding equipment, shipbuilding tools and materials
    • XPS DELTA polystyrene foam by 3D|CORE
    • CarenEcolo mobile anti-fouling wastewater filtration system
    • Stainless steel fender BinoX RubRail by Tessilmare
  • Deck equipment, sails and rigging
    • U-Block textile pulley by Ropeye
    • KanvasLight bimini lighting by SNA
    • Boatasy Ghook Pendulum Recoverer by Spinaker d.o.o.
    • CAF-COMPO fasteners by Surefas
  • Crew clothing and accessories
    • Integra Harness by Blood Red
    • Ignite Drysuit Jacket by Ocean Rodeo Sports
  • Life-saving and safety equipment
    • SmartFind G8 AIS Tag by McMurdo
  • Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment
    • Electric steering cylinder by Jefa Steering Systems
    • KB-Ecoline Hybrid Hybrid Heating by Kabola
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