SCM S.r.l. receives category & overall Dame Award from mets
A record number of marine manufacturers, a total of 43 overall, participated this morning to the announcement of the DAME award winners for the 8 selected categories by the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam.
The DAME award, organized by METS, the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, recognizes those products that best meet the following criteria: Innovative distinction from other products currently in the market, beneficial and functional for the marine industry or the consumer and with an attractive design and style. A total of 133 products from 32 different countries were submitted this year to the DAME competition.
SCM took home the CATEGORY AWARD this year in the Interior Equipment category and the most prestigious OVERALL AWARD for its REVOLVING PORTLIGHT WITH PHASES MOTION. The company, known for its high quality Stainless Steel marine equipments, re-invented the concept of round portlight creating the revolving portlight that features a unique and innovative rotation movement of the window. The window rotates by maximum 110° in respect to the portlight base. Rotation can be towards right or left direction depending of the installation on board the boat. SCM revolving portlight enables to define the rotation direction of the window using only one part number. This feature is integrated within the rotation pivot. Rotation pivot has a double detent feature, one to stop the window in the open position at 110°, the other to align the window to the base during closure. SCM revolving portlight is available in four different diameter dimensions: 150, 200, 250 ad 300mm. Portlight features are the same as SCM normal series but the latching system is exclusively with wing nuts. The unique and innovative rotation movement of the window gives the opportunity to reduce the internal protrusion and enable the use of curtains contemporary to the opening of the window. It also reduce the chance of injuries on board. SCM revolving portlight is suitable for installation on board boats complying with CE standards (up to 24 m), in area I, III and IV engine-driven and sail unit Cat. A B C D.
Piero Galbani, President of SCM and designer of the awarded product says: “Being a boat owner I always thought it was a shame to keep the window open but the curtains up and vice versa, so the idea of the revolving portlight was generated by a personal need first, then with SCM engineering team we optimized the idea and turn it into an innovative product that is very appreciated by boat builders and boat designers. SCM revolving portlight will give the opportunity to enjoy fresh air in a shadow and private environment, and this is a great value when docking.”
Gianluca Silvestri, Business Development Manager of SCM stats: “ We are very excited and proud to have received these honoring awards, it was the first time ever that SCM participated to the competition after many years of METS. We’ll celebrate our success with all our employees and our customers. The awards are a great opportunity to increase company visibility and spread our capabilities across the globe to increase our international footprint not only with the innovative revolving portlight but also with the rest of the product portfolio and in particular with our Super Yacht specialties.”