Organizers of the 25th annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) have released the short list of nominees for the 2012 Design Award METS (DAME), the most prestigious design competition worldwide for new marine equipment and accessories.
The short list of nominees represents 39 products from a total of 115 products entered, by equipment manufacturers in 25 different countries. The category winners and overall winner will be announced at the start of METS on November 13, while all short-listed products and details of all winners will be on throughout the show.
Held at the Amsterdam RAI in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from November 13 to 15 inclusive, METS is the world's largest marine equipment trade show. "METS 2012 is set to be a landmark trade event as we celebrate 25 consecutive annual shows,' says METS Senior Product Manager, Irene Dros. "We are particularly proud to have maintained our loyal following over the past few economically troubled years. More than anything this has confirmed how much value thousands of international companies place on METS as a must-attend business platform.'
Each year the DAME registration fee of â‚¬ 150 per entry is donated to charity. Fees from 2012 DAME contenders will be donated to AMREF Flying Doctors in support of its continuing efforts to provide safe drinking water to remote African villages.
2012 DAME Award nominees, sorted by category, include:
Marine Equipment & Related Software
UC Thruster, PCU 2.0, MCU 2.0, 3-axis joystick
NavNet TZ touch
Lumishore SMX150-CCP Colour Change Plus
Marinco EEL shorepower
Raymarine UK Ltd.
A Series a65/7 multifunction displays
Interior Equipment, Furnishings, Materials & Electrical Fittings Used In Cabins
BluWhale (HK) Ltd.
Helix Hi-Lo & revolving table system
YKK Baby SNAD
Marina Equipment, Boatyard Equipment & Boat Construction Tools And Materials
Deck Equipment, Sales & Rigging
Zylight textile shroud
Ertec soft top Est-11
Slug Train-self-positioning track mounting
Quick Lock deck filler
Winch MARC 4
Rutgerson Marin AB
Batten receptacle 1585
Seldén Mast AB
Seldén double fairlead
Versari & Delmonte S.r.l.
Two column table with three positions
Wemar tandem anchor system
MXL, Soft Block
Fibercon G2 & Elysse G2
Clothing & Crew Accessories
Zhik Pty Ltd
ZhikGrip 2 boot and straps
Live Saving & Safety Equipment
Ocean Safety Ltd.
Odeo Flare Ltd.
Odeo Flare Mk2
Safety release mechanism
Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical & Electrical Systems & Fittings
Talleres Luis PiÃ±eiro, S.L.
Optimus EPS/Optimus 360 Joystick Docking System