At the Breakfast Briefing before the opening of METS inc. the SuperYacht Pavilion on November 15th CMC Marine has got the final certification of its outstanding innovation capacity: the Stabilis Electra, model 18BR-2X, has been awarded with the most prestigious prize given in the marine industry the DAME 2011 Award.
CMC Marine was the Category Winner in the Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings category. The DAME Jury inspected 133 entries from 21 countries and then nominated 43 products to advance to the second round of judging. Only products that make it to the second round were considered for the DAME Award. In determining the winners in eight categories, as well as the Overall Winner, the Jury took into account a number of factors, including design, styling, quality of construction, overall impact on the marine industry, suitability for its intended purpose, level of innovation, cost effectiveness, and favourable environmental impact.
The Stabilis Electra 18BR-2X was awarded with the following motivation:
The Stabilis Electra 18BR-2x is a development of a previous model which has now achieved improved performance, through the use of a new electrical actuator and electronic regulator. This has resulted in reduced power consumption of up to 50%. The jury felt that this new version of the Stabilis Electra 18BR-2x will have a major impact in making fin stabilization a desirable and viable option for both builders and owners.
The Stabilis Electra range of electrical stabilizer is composed by four models for boats from 20 to 60m and more. The verified benefits of the electrical stabilizer fins are resumable in:
50% less electrical power consumption
More electrical power available for other onboard users
Compact unit dimension
Cables no pipes
Reduced fin size
Low drag effects
More advanced electronic regulator
More comfort even at anchor mode
Drastic noise reduction
Maintenance reduced to a minimum
Longer components lifetime
The Dame is probably the most important award to be given yearly to the most innovative product for the yachting industry designed and built all over the world. Yearly, there are more than a hundred of products which try to be admitted but only a few are nominated and only the best are given the prize, as CMC Marine is demonstrating to be getting another great acknowledgement for the innovation capacity at CMC Marine.