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British excellence dominates DAME Award finalists

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More than a quarter of products nominated are designed and manufactured by British Marine members

The nominations for the prestigious DAME Design Award 2018 have been announced, with British design and innovation shining through as UK products account for 28.6% (18) of the 63 selected entries. As the world’s number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, the DAME Design Award recognises new products that could make a genuine difference in the market.

Of the UK finalists, 17 of the entries come from British Marine member companies. These include the latest innovations from Scanstrut, Rooster, Raymarine UK, Landau UK, Lumishore, Garmin, Autonnic Research, Allen Brothers, Triskel Marine, Shakespeare Electronic Products Group, Navico, Mercury Marine; a division of Brunswick, Yamaha and Harken.

Nomination alone for the internationally renowned awards highlights a business as a trendsetter for the next generation of product development. All entries have already been rigorously assessed on every aspect of design, from function to aesthetics and from packaging to end product.

The finalists will now go on to a final stage of judging. A panel of industry experts will eventually choose up to seven category winners and one overall winner. They will be announced during the Breakfast Briefing on the opening day of the METSTRADE Show, taking place from 13-15 November 2018 in Amsterdam RAI.

Lesley Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine, commented: “The DAME Awards offers a great platform to promote a pioneering British marine industry. The continued dominance of products designed and manufactured here in the UK among the entries once again reinforces our global leadership in technology and craftsmanship. These UK companies are competing on a global scale with leading names in the industry. The innovation seen in their products reflects Britain’s long heritage of cutting-edge design.”

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