Revolving portlight wins, plus good news for Spinlock and Digital Yacht

The annual Design Awards METS (DAME awards) have been announced at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam.

The overall Winner is a Revolving Portlight by S.C.M. (Stampaggio Costruzioni Meccaniche). The jury said: ‘we felt that the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. delivered an

outstanding combination of inspired practicality, delightful aesthetics

and first-class engineering. The window frame of the Revolving Portlight

opens and closes along the same plane as its fixed frame, eliminating

the inherent problem in traditional portlight design – intrusion into

the cabin space. A single rotation pin allows the window frame to be

easily swung and safely secured at any position up to 110° to the left

or right of its closing station.’

British companies also did well in the awards: Bristol-based Digital Yacht won the Marine Electronics category with their iAIS system, which allows users of iPads and other devices to stream instrument and navigation data, while Cowes-based Spinlock won the Lifesaving and Safety Equipment category with their Deckvest Lite Lifejacket, designed for powerboaters and inshore sailors. 

You can see a full list of the winners on the DAME Awards website