Garmin Wins DAME Design Awards for Force and GPSMAP 86i
Garmin was honored with wins in two categories in the 2019 DAME Design Awards, an annual competition that celebrates marine equipment design. The Garmin Force trolling motor and the GPSMAP 86i marine handheld with inReach satellite communication capabilities received top DAME accolades in the ‘Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Fittings,’ and ‘Marine Electronics and Marine Related Software’ categories, respectively, at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
This year’s DAME awards included 118 entries spanning 27 countries. From there, a jury of industry and design experts and media representatives selected 59 “nominee” products before awarding top honors by category.
“It’s an honor to win two of the seven DAME categories as these awards recognize equipment that excel in design, aesthetics, functionality and integration – all qualities and standards that we pride ourselves in delivering with every Garmin product,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Whether it’s in a new product category for us like propulsion, or with an established product line like GPSMAP, we remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver the most innovative products available on the water.”