OEM Electronic: Dometic Optimus E-Actuator
Dometic’s industry first all-electric remote mount steering actuator won for category OEM Electronic. The Optimus Electric Steering Actuator mounts directly on the motor in place of the existing hydraulic steering cylinder. With its powerful drive train, integrated proprietary position sensors and embedded electronics, it eliminates the need for separately mounted hydraulic actuators currently used. “Ditch the hoses, ditch the hydraulic fluid, ditch the pumps, people – the Optimus E-Actuator eliminates them all,” said Lenny Rudow, one of the BWI judges as motivation for the award.
Mechanical Systems: Dometic Turbo Global Air Conditioning Unit
Dometic’s unique global air conditioning unit Turbo Global Air Conditioning won for category Mechanical Systems. The Dometic Turbo Global Air Conditioning unit with versatile compressor eliminates the need of any voltage regulating devices and literary takes away national borders for vessels. Boaters can now just plug into any shore power at any harbor around the world. “The air conditioner to replace them all. Dometic goes global with support for any voltage around the world,” said Phil Gutowski, one of the BWI judges as motivation for the award.