Morbern, the leader in marine vinyl technology, announces that its new Americana product has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious DAME award. Now in its 28th year, the DAME award is the most significant marine equipment competition in the world.
“Morbern has been an innovator in marine fabrics for decades,” said John Weaver, Morbern’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Americana is the latest in the line of products that overcome the challenges of water, wind, sun and moisture.”
Americana was a stand out in this year’s entry field of 127 products from 19 countries. DAME winners will be announced November 13, the opening day of METSTRADE 2018 in Amsterdam where Morbern Europe will be exhibiting (stand 12.224).
Americana is a high-resolution, extremely durable, digitally printed outdoor vinyl. It is the flagship product of Morbern’s (n)deavor! outdoor custom digital print technology, allowing designers and boat manufacturers to experience limitless design possibilities and transform their imagery into eye-catching performance fabric.
The DAME Design Award performs a vital function within the marine industry, stimulating design evolution for marine products and technologies. It is judged by a panel of top naval architects, boat, interior and industrial designers, and user experts that carefully assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are originality, ergonomics, and price/quality ratio.