July 30, 2019

Dame Award Winners 2018METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam are pleased to announce the opening of entries for the 29th edition of the DAME Design Award, for the more than 1,600 exhibitors attending this year’s METSTRADE Show. Participation is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the METSTRADE Show. The applications window will remain open for two months until 24 September.

DAME is unrivalled in terms of status and importance across the global marine industry. It places critical emphasis on the art and science of equipment design in all aspects, from styling, functionality and innovation, through to integration, practicality of use and presentation. It is judged by a panel of leading boat, interior and industrial designers, as well as user experts. Typically one-third to half of the entry field attain nomination status, which brings their products to the attention of the global marine audience ahead of METSTRADE and at the show itself. Those that go on to achieve DAME Category and Overall Winner awards are acknowledged as having reached the top standard of design practice for marine equipment in their field.

Showcase recognition
The DAME Awards are organised each year in conjunction with the METSTRADE Show, the world’s largest marine equipment trade event. DAME nominated products are placed on a special presentation within the METSTRADE Show. From these nominations, the final selection of seven Category Winners and the eventual DAME Award Overall Winner is made. The DAME Jury also awards a series of Special Mentions at its discretion.

The winner of last year’s DAME Award was Triskel Marine’s Integrel generator replacement system. Managing Director, Ken Wittamore, said: “Winning the DAME Award was the pinnacle of 10 years’ work for us and a total, delightful surprise. Everyone knows of the Award, many aspire to win it but we never dreamt that we would actually bring home the prize. Since then we have received hundreds of serious enquiries from around the world. We would not be in such a good place without METSTRADE.”

Featured Articles

  • Prev
Kelowna Yacht Club is the first facility in the province’s Interior region to be awarded Clean ...
The world’s oldest continuously operating fibreglass boatbuilding company is Hourston Glascraft in ...
Getting his Peterson 29 Foxy Lady ready for what will be his 53rd consecutive Chester ...
On July 31st, 2019, Mercury Marine Canada announced that they will be partnering with Georgian ...
Since 1976, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston has been dedicated to celebrating our ...
Marine Service Technician Certification 3-day Prep Course for Trade Qualifiers: August 20-22 in ...
The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced a series of ...
Beginning on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Annapolis, Md., BENETEAU will host a five-day launch ...
Saltspring Island Sailing Club (SISC) has doubled its eco-certification ranking in the Clean ...
The Association of Marina Industries is offering a new webinar on Marina Electrical ...

HOURSTON GLASCRAFT LTD.

 

Hourston Glascraft at Port Hardy Government DockThe world’s oldest continuously operating fibreglass boatbuilding company is Hourston Glascraft in North Vancouver. 

Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver, BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Technical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He was an avid hockey player and played for the Army. After the War, in 1948, he worked for Hamish Davidson (Davidson Manufacturing Ltd.) building Sabot sailboats. Davidson experimented early with the new technology of fibreglass in boat construction, and Hourston taught himself the art of building hulls with this material. His first boat was a dinghy.

Read more about Hourston Glascraft Ltd................

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
Oru Kayak, the original origami folding kayak company, released their revolutionary new Inlet ...
Volvo Penta has long since solidified its market share in the gasoline sterndrive field. While ...
Many owners prefer the clean appearance and added safety of retractable boat cleats, yet may not ...
Wavve Boating’s newest app feature allows you to record your boating trips and share it ...
AIRMAR® Technology Corporation, a world leader in ultrasonic sonar and Chirp ...
Many owners mistakenly use strong generic soap on their boats, thinking harsh equals effective. ...
Boat Fix, a leading telematics service for boat owners, has announced the launch of its unique ...
Protecting your boat from scratches and dents isn’t always easy. That’s why the Big Bumper Company ...
Every year, corrosion costs the boating industry billions of dollars. In addition to affecting ...
Announcing the latest in remote, real-time vessel monitoring – Simrad BoatConnect™ provides ...

People

  • Prev
Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands has announced that its ...
George Armendariz, CEO of Groupe Beneteau Americas, announced today the appointment of Yannick ...
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on April 10 2019, Irwin Jacobs and his wife were found ...
Co2 Inflatables is pleased to announce that Jason Edwards, formerly of Grand/Gala Marine, will be ...
Marine electronics pioneer Darrell Lowrance, 80, passed away Saturday morning after suffering a ...
Extremely popular and well respected for leading the reemergence of Iconic Marine's three ...