Winners of the DAME Design Award 2019

The USafe rescue drone, winner of the DAME Award in all categories at METS Trade 2019

Who are the winners of the DAME Design Award 2019 innovation competition? BoatIndustry is back in a dossier on the winners announced at the METS Trade International Boat Equipment Show in Amsterdam.

METS Trade Celebrates Nautical Innovation

As every year, the professionals of the world's marine industry met at the METS Trade show. This was the occasion for the jury of the DAME Awards, the most famous nautical innovation competition in the sector, to unveil the winners. Chaired by interior designer Birgit Schnaase, it selected an all-category winner, 7 winners in each category and 23 special mentions. While the equipment selected is representative of the trends on board the boats, the 2019 edition of the DAME Award did not bring out any major innovations. This competition remains first and foremost a showcase for yachting equipment manufacturers.

USafe receives the DAME Award all categories

The Cypriot company USafe won the main DAME Award. She is crowned winner in all categories for its rescue drone a motorized buoy that allows remote recovery of boaters in difficulty...

7 nautical innovations in the spotlight

One winner was designated for each category of the competition. Seven marine equipment manufacturers have been crowned:

17 Special Mentions

17 other equipment for yachting were awarded special mentions :

  • GPS160 beacon from Digital Yacht
  • FLIR M364C thermal camera
  • Raymarine DockSense Automatic Docking System
  • VHF Vesper Cortex
  • Lumi-Link Wireless Light from Lumishore
  • Applicator for Teakdecking bridge coating
  • Reel Bamar BFBMMSS
  • FlexiCush Defence
  • Recycled tips Marlow Blue Ocean
  • Wireless Charger ROKK from Scanstrut
  • Dacoblue backpack tank fromDG Rubber Holland
  • Ursuit survival suit
  • ACR ResQLink Rescue Beacon
  • Spinlock Deckvest 6D Life Jacket
  • Wichard safety knife
  • Dometic Optimus Electric Steering Cylinder
  • Teignbridge modular propeller