The DAME Awards are organised each year in conjunction with the METSTRADE show, the world’s largest marine equipment event. From nominations announced earlier, 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 the 30th anniversary of the world-renowned design award in the industry, the Dometic Voyager TX Series variable capacity air-conditioning system was named as category winner for Interior Equipment, Furnishing, Materials and Electrical Fittings used in Cabins. The Dometic Voyager TX series bring super yacht comfort to smaller vessels with reduced energy consumption and quiet operation.
The jury’s motivations is:
“Services equipment tucked behind panelling is often completely forgotten, but comfort afloat can be massively affected by how well it works. The Voyager TX variable capacity air conditioner is clearly the result of a lot of design input, from its neat housing, engineering and form factor matching older equipment for easy upgrade, through to energy efficiency. A night-time ‘Quiet Mode’ feature keeps the unit on constant tick over to maintain temperature, avoiding annoying on-off cycling."
And, the Dometic M65 Gravity Toilet Series received a “Special Mention” for the same category. The new gravity toilet’s simplicity of all-in-one structure was recognized by the jury.
The jury’s motivation is:
“The design concept of Dometic’s M65 Gravity Toilet is simplicity. Its all-in-one format incorporates a small holding tank and it operates with minimal components.”