The over-all winner of this year’s DAME award reflects trend ‘to make boating a lot more accessible’, according to the judging panel. Andre Hoek, chair of the DAME Award jury, introduced the 30th anniversary DAME Award 2021 at the opening of the Metstrade display this early morning (16 November 2021) to the Volvo Penta Assisted Docking Program.

A more 5 items were being named as classification winners and 15 gained distinctive mentions (see underneath).

The Volvo Penta Assisted Docking Technique performs with the company’s tested IPS propulsion drives to present hitherto unfamiliar concentrations of great manoeuvring control in motor yachts, with the means to just take wind and present into account. It is very easily operated by means of a joystick controller, even by a novice person of a motor yacht. Its Glass Cockpit Technique assists situational recognition. If the individual at the helm requires a lot more time to believe, they can get their hand off the joystick and the boat holds its specific situation until finally the handle is touched again.

Commenting on the consequence, Hoek says: “The entire world has improved in so a lot of ways considering the fact that we final physically gathered as a jury in 2019. Pandemic restrictions have drastically heightened our appreciation of the surroundings. The life style added benefits of marine leisure are drawing in a full new era in a way that we could not have imagined just two yrs ago”.

“Sustainable product or service lifecycle and producing boating far more obtainable for novice buyers are significant layout priorities as we move by this decade. It is proper as a result that the jury selected the Volvo Penta Assisted Docking process as its DAME Award for 2021. This item is a outstanding illustration of how we can harness excellent layout and evolving technological innovation to properly get rid of boundaries to entry.”

In achieving its selection, the DAME jury recognised the Assisted Docking alternative is the result of substantially investigation, development and considerable application and components style. The technique is intuitive to use but Volvo Penta naturally paid out consideration to more than main purpose and innovation. For case in point, the ergonomics and aesthetics of the hand controller give a experience of confidence in the system even right before you use it.

In a statement, the Metstrade jury panel stated: ‘Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking is a welcome progress to address altering market landscapes where by boating requires to become significantly less complicated and more accessible.” 

DAME Award 2021

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking

Stand 07.108

This year’s category winners:

Maritime Electronics and Marine Associated Software

Garmin Surround Check out Digital camera System

Stand 01.101, 01.103, 01.200

Inside Devices, Furnishing, Elements and Electrical Fittings used in Cabins

Dometic Voyager TX Series

Stand 01.171, 01.271

Marina Devices, Boatyard Machines and Boat Development Instruments and Materials

No class winner this calendar year.

Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging

Bonomi Joy Self-Tailing Cleat

Stand 05.108

Outfits and Crew Equipment

No category winner this 12 months

Lifesaving and Security Products

ACR Electronics ResQLink Look at RLS Personal Locator Beacon

Stand 03.212

Equipment, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Methods and Fittings

The Jury named joint winners in this group

Mastervolt MLI Ultra 1250

Stand 02.321

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking

Stand 05.651

This year’s specific mentions

Marine Electronics and Marine Related Program

Calypso Instruments Ultrasonic Transportable Mini

Stand 01.183

ICOM IC-M94DE

Stand 01.151

Pixel sur mer EXOCET Gold

Stand 05.554

Raymarine Cyclone

Stand 01.111

Interior Devices, Furnishing, Materials and Electrical Fittings Used in Cabins

Dometic M65 Gravity Rest room

Stand 01.171, 01.271t

Morbern MorGreen Evohide Mistral Totally free

Stand 02.525

Marina Equipment, Boatyard Products and Boat Development Tools and Products

No distinctive mentions ended up awarded in this category.

Deck Machines, Sails and Rigging

Karver Programs KF Bio Strategy

Stand 05.323

Immediate Marine Universal Chocks

Stand 02.533

Rigging Projects RP Steering Hub

Stand 05.854

Garments and Crew Accessories

Spinlock Water resistant Necessities Packs

Stand 01.570

Lifesaving and Security Machines

Plastimo SLR196

Stand 05.241

SEA-Fire 2 Litre AVD Fire Extinguisher

Stand 02.109

Spinlock Nemo Newborn & Junior 150N Lifejacket Harness

Stand 01.570

Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Devices and Fittings

Mercury 7.6L V12 600hp Verado

Stand 02.418

REMIGO RemigoOne

Stand 01.470

This 12 months, €15,450 was elevated by DAME entrants for deserving leads to. Every single calendar year the organisers of the Metstrade present donate the blended registration fees for the DAME Style and design Award to picked charities as a way of providing back to modern society. For 2021 the Metstrade Exhibition Committee selected the Blue Marine Basis to receive the donation. Funds from this 12 months will aid tasks to defend maritime existence and protect the ecosystem in the Berwickshire Maritime Reserve on the east coastline of Scotland.

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