Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, made history this past week when it received four nominations from the prestigious METS DAME awards competition; the most ever awarded to a single company.
Considered one of the most esteemed design competitions in the marine world, 115 different products were submitted to this year’s competition from across the globe. Of the 115, 52 products form 12 countries were nominated to advance to final judging, including all four of Raymarine’s submissions.
“We’re extremely proud to see our four entries for the DAME award reach the shortlisting stage and we’re looking forward to showing our DAME-nominated products at METS,” said Grégoire Outters, general manager at Raymarine.
All four of Raymarine’s products were in the marine electronics and related software category an included: the stand-alone Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS with CHIRP DownVision, the new Evolution autopilot, the ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface, and the CP100 Sonar module also with CHIRP DownVision.
The remaining 52 product nominees will be thoroughly judged on everything from the product’s functionality and end product, to its aesthetics and even the packaging the product ships in.
“The METS Design Award has been encouraging the use of design in innovation for over 20 years and we are very proud to underline the impressive and innovative pace of Raymarine in this tough competition,” said METS domain manager Irene Dros. “Hats off to Raymarine, four nominations is a record in DAME history.”