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Progress in power efficiency improvement celebrated at DAME 2018

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Overall Winner DAME 2018
Overall Winner DAME 2018 - Integrel Triskel Marine

With such a strong field of entries this year, the choice of ultimate winner of the DAME Award was closely debated by the Jury. In the final vote, it was the obvious design effort and promising impact of Triskel Marine’s fully integrated Integrel generator replacement system that made it the most popular choice.

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15 years’ research into power efficiency
Triskel Marine used 15 years’ research into power efficiency onboard boats and superyachts to create Integrel, which exploits the gap between the propeller curve and optimum efficiency of a propulsion engine, to generate power which is then stored for AC and DC use. This improves the efficiency of the fuel that is burned and avoids the need for a separate generator.

The Jury particularly noted the Integrel system’s ability to improve the environmental footprint of leisure boating today, its simplicity of operation providing long periods of quiet ship operation and its potential to be further developed for a wide range of applications.

Progress at individual company and industry level
Commenting on the result, Chair of the Jury, Birgit Schnaase stated: “The entry field once again showed signs of progress at individual company and industry level. The primary motive of the DAME Award is to promote good design practice in every aspect and the Jury was pleased to see so many examples where form and function were well balanced.

“We had a dramatic contrast in the physical size of products this year, with everything from superyacht primary systems, to the smallest clip. It is sometimes easier to admire the incredible amount of work of an engineering design team on a well-conceived complex product, but the Jury has been equally encouraged to see that same level of design detail on simple items that are often taken for granted.

“One can grow very comfortable with long-standing solutions in our industry, but that does not mean that they cannot be improved for the experience of a boat owner, the efficiency of manufacture and the potential reduction in environmental footprint. Our final list of Winners, Special Mentions and Nominations include products that prove this point emphatically.”

Overall Winner DAME Award 2018

Triskel Marine Integrel
Stand 07.330E  

This year's Category winners

MARINE ELECTRONICS AND MARINE RELATED SOFTWARE
Spinlock Sail Sense
Stand 03.200-03.201

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS USED IN CABINS
Vimar Electronic Switch 8in 7out 3M
Stand 10.115

MARINA EQUIPMENT, BOATYARD EQUIPMENT AND BOAT CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AND MATERIALS
In keeping with the rules of the competition, the Jury decided not to award a winner in this category after carefully considering the standard against other categories.

DECK EQUIPMENT, SAILS AND RIGGING
Harken CLR Mooring Winch
Stand 12.227 and 12.327

CLOTHING AND CREW ACCESSORIES
Rooster® Exofleece ™
Stand 12.907

LIFESAVING AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Shakespeare Marine GALAXY-INFL8
Stand 02.407

MACHINERY, PROPULSION, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND FITTINGS
Triskel Marine Integrel
Stand 07.330E

Special mentions

MARINE ELECTRONICS AND MARINE RELATED SOFTWARE
Fusion Entertainment Apollo 770
Stand 02.127

Garmin ActiveCaptain App
Stands 01.101, 01.103 and 01.200

Lumishore Smart Lighting
Stand 03.220, 11.211

FLIR Raymarine Clear Cruise Augmented Reality
Stand 01.111

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL FITTINGS USED IN CABINS
Fastmount TC-F6H
Stand 02.224

Innovative Products iLATCH
Stand 12.516

Vitrifrigo DRW180A
Stand 12.021

MARINA EQUIPMENT, BOATYARD EQUIPMENT AND BOAT CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AND MATERIALS
EuroDesign Composite Teak Decking
Stand 05.412

TruDesign Saddle Clips and Base
Stand 02.222

DECK EQUIPMENT, SAILS AND RIGGING
Bamar BWS motorized furling unit for bowsprit
Stand 01.813

VMG by Ino-Rope Ino-Padeye
Stand 05.442

Scanstrut ROKK Wireless 12/24V Waterproof Wireless Charging
Stand 03.510

CLOTHING AND CREW ACCESSORIES
StandOut SUP Wear Dry Suit Race ll
Stand 05.366

U-SAIL Spider Shoes 4D and Total Grip
Stand 07.551

Zhik ECO Wetsuit
Stand 07.347

LIFESAVING AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Lifecord
Stand 03.212

Spinlock Deckvest Vito Offshore Lifejacket
Stand 03.200-03.201

MACHINERY, PROPULSION, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND FITTINGS
Blue Guard Innovations BG-One
Stand 12.612

Quick MC2 X 7k
Stand 01.351

Schenker Watermaker Zen
Stand 01.757

VEEM GyroStabilizer VG260sd
Stand 11.401

Veth Propulsion Integrated L-drive
Stand 11.418, 07.527J


The 28th Design Award METSTRADE competition attracted 127 entries from 25 countries, from which a total of 63 products were Nominated for display in the METSTRADE DAME Award exhibition and for consideration in the final judging rounds. The Jury decided a winner for six of the seven DAME categories. From these an overall DAME Award Winner was chosen. The Jury also identified 22 Special Mentions (commended runner-up entries).

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