Lightspeed Receives DAME Awards Nod
Propspeed’s Lightspeed, the first clear foul-release coating for underwater lights, has been shortlisted for the 2018 DAME Design Award, held annually as part of METSTRADE, the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials
and systems. Placed in the marina equipment, boatyard equipment, and boat construction tools and materials category, Lightspeed is up against five products—Eurodesign Group’s composite teak decking, Kabola Heating Systems’ KB Econoline
Hybrid, Pezzolano Ventilation Systems’ TS22 air filtration scrubber, and Trudesign’s saddle clips and mold plugs—and the only marine coating to qualify for the competition.
Lightspeed joins a field of 63 products in seven categories nominated to enter the final judging round. Other categories include marine electronics and marine-related software; interior equipment, furnishings, materials and electrical fittings used in
cabins; deck equipment, sails and rigging; clothing and crew accessories; lifesaving and safety equipment; machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings. Each category winner will then be judged to determine the ultimate winner
of the DAME Design Award, which will be announced at the METSTRADE Breakfast Briefing in the Forum of RAI Amsterdam on Tuesday 13 November, held in collaboration with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).
This year’s key note speaker is Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Groupe Beneteau. Gastinel will provide insights into the challenges that the leisure marine sector is facing and explore new approaches towards sustainability, innovation and evolving