Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today was awarded the prestigious DAME Design Award at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in the marine electronics category for their collaboration with Volvo Penta on the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit. The DAME Design Award is awarded at METS to the best and most trendsetting new marine equipment and accessories in the industry.
“It’s an honor to share the DAME Design Award with Volvo Penta for the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “Garmin is known for producing user-friendly devices and Volvo Penta has a rich history of bringing innovative technology to the marine industry. As a result of our collaboration, the Glass Cockpit defines how boating and navigating is easier than ever.”
For this year’s nominations, more than 100 products were entered into seven different categories and judged based on overall design, build quality, design quality, originality, ergonomics and price-to-quality ratio. The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit won the category for marine electronics and marine-related software.
Also receiving DAME Design Award honorable mention was the Garmin quatix™, its first GPS watch designed for avid mariners, both power and sail. The quatix provides the most pivotal marine features and both comprehensive navigation and sailing capabilities at the convenience of the mariner’s wrist.
Jointly collaborated with Volvo Penta, the fully integrated Glass Cockpit displays control and monitoring capabilities along with navigation, engine data, warnings, alarms and other information. With full EVC functionality, the boater is able to monitor Dynamic Positioning, Interceptors and Autopilot directly from the display. For more information about the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit, visit
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit is on display at METS in Hall 9, Stand 208. METS runs through November 21 at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center.