Fastmount’s first metal panel mounting system, MC-05 is designed for removable ceiling and wall panel applications that require fire protection (pre-approved by Lloyds fire rating B-15 for a 100M+ superyacht) and for heavy load bearing panels has been nominated for the 2013 DAME Innovation Award.
From a total of 115 products entered into the prestigious 2013 DAME Design Award METS competition, the MC-05 is one of 52 products nominated for final judging by the DAME Jury.
METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry.
The DAME Award is part of METS and promotes the importance of design for all marine products, from function to aesthetics and from packaging to end product.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 19 November at 8am prior to the start of the METS show, Amsterdam.
Mr Bill Dixon, Dixon Yacht Design, UK & Chairman of DAME Jury says, “For all marine products today we need a leap forward to attract buyers. It’s not enough that a product does what it needs to do – it needs to look the part as well.”
“We commend all entrants that have shown clear evidence of employing design right the way through the development and manufacturing process, from function to form,” Dixon added.
The need for the MC-05 metal clip system arose with larger superyachts and insurance companies demanding higher fire ratings, and the use of larger and heavier panels.
The cleverness of the MC-05 design is its’ perceived simplicity yet its ability to simultaneously perform in the following aspects.
MC-05 Maxi metal clip set is developed specifically to withstand high temperatures, provides acoustic and vibration isolation, allows for tolerance and flex (self centering) yet delivers a flawless finish every-time. Panels can easily be removed and refitted in any sequence time after time.
Applications include fire rated panels, panels in fire egress paths, ceiling, wall, exterior panels and curved panels.
International award winning Fastmount Ltd was originally developed for the marine industry. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, Fastmount is used by custom yards, outfitter companies, production yards and commercial shipyards in more than 50 countries.
Panels can quickly and easily be removed and refitted in any sequence to exactly the same location time after time. Fastmount™ is setting the standard for panel mounting systems.
2013 IBEX award winner VL-03 Clipset