Scanstrut Earns Dame Award 2017

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Amsterdam, Netherlands (November 14, 2017) - The annual DAME Design Award 2017 competition has selected Scanstrut as the DAME 2017 winner for its RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit. A further six products were named as Category Winners and 16 received Special Mentions.

The competition jury had selected 64 products from a total field of 122 entries to enter the final round. This year’s entry of nominees from 22 countries demonstrated the continued growth of interest in the DAME Awards, which is held in conjunction with the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam.

The Scanstrut Venture Connect Conversion Kit retrospectively adapts an RS Venture, a dinghy designed for able-bodied sailors that is already in common use in many training and sailing centres. The plug and play kit includes a combined battery and control pack, a powered mainsheet winch, joystick control and sip-puff headset option.

Fully self-contained, the kit enables a sailing instructor to convert the boat to one suitable for use by those with a wide range of disabilities, including paraplegia, in only 30 minutes.

The Jury praised Scanstrut for delivering a well-designed and fully integrated solution with attention to every detail that will allow a broader range of disabled people to get ...

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