The jury has chosen 63 products from a total of 127 entries 

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The jury of the 2018 DAME Design Awards has announced that 63 products from a total of 127 entries have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement.

The nominated products show a broad diversity of submissions, from simple components and equipment used in watersports, through to complex systems for power and sailing yachts and large superyachts.

To see the full list of nominees, click here.

“The entry field was once again strong and showed further signs of progress at individual company and industry level,” says Birgit Schnaase, DAME jury chair. “The primary motive of the DAME Award is to encourage good design practice in every aspect and I was personally 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,” she adds. “It is sometimes easier to admire the incredible amount of work of an engineering design team on a well-conceived complex product, but we have been equally encouraged to see that same level of design detail on simple items that are often taken for granted.”

The DAME Award winners will be announced during the Breakfast Briefing on the opening day of METSTRADE, which runs from 13-15 November 13-15 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.