Excellence in Product Design Sponsored by the University Of Newcastle
This award was won by Composite Cats for their Caraboat design.
This amalgamation of boat and caravan is very convincing.
The quality of the fitout is truly impressive and suggests both a boat and a caravan of much larger outside dimensions - this must have been very difficult to achieve within these tight design limitations.
The low load height in the caravan configuration suggests that it is a synergy of the two, rather than a compromise of either.
The external carriage of fuels is a safety plus. The hull shape looks stable as it would need to be.
The Hedweld Group of Companies won a Highly Commended