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NautiBuoy Marine scoops DAME award at METS

NautiBuoy Marine recently announced it has won a prestigious DAME Design Award for its multifunctional inflatable marine platforms.

The acclaimed DAME Awards 2015 came to a close during the breakfast briefing on the 17th November at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam. NautiBuoy Marine beat competition including Lewmar and Harken, in the deck equipment, sails and rigging category.

Launched in April 2015, NautiBuoy Marine’s inflatable platforms, which feature a patented modular air-toggle system, have a wide range of uses, from a swim and sunbathing platform, to a jet-ski dock or as a sturdy base for carrying out essential maintenance tasks.

Announcing NautiBuoy Marine as the winner, the judges commented, “We appreciated the four years of design that had gone into the production of the product and declared it a notable winner in a hotly contested category.”

Nina Anderson and Clay Builder developed the platform to fill a gap they saw in the market during their time working as superyacht crew. Commenting on the win, Clay said, “We are thrilled to win a DAME Award and to be recognised by some of the most influential people in the marine industry. The idea for the NautiBuoy platform stemmed from our frustrations we felt whilst working as crew and we felt our product solved a lot of these issues, so we are pleased the judges agreed.

“It has been an incredible first few months of trading and if this award is a sign of things to come, we have a great year ahead of us. We will use the feedback from customers at METS to keep innovating and to expand our product range over the next year. The next step for us is the creation of a stand alone single platform, designed for boats in the 10 to 20 metre size range, which we are launching early next summer.”

Now in its 25th year, The DAME Design Awards is the most prestigious international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. The independently appointed judges examine products in specific marine categories and the awards now set the pace for new concepts and designs in the worldwide leisure marine industry.

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