Sunday, December 18, 2011

Scorpion Strike: προτάθηκε για διακεκριμένη βράβευση - nominated for prestigious award

Ήταν προς το τέλος του Ιανουαρίου αυτού του έτους όταν είδα το νέο Scorpion Strike 9m στο Ναυτικό Σαλόνι του Dusseldorf (Boot 2011) να εκτίθεται στο περίπτερο της Scorpion ντυμένο σε άσπρες και γαλάζιες αποχρώσεις προσελκύοντας το μαζικό ενδιαφέρον του κοινού με την κομψή του σχεδίαση και τις απαλές και δυναμικές γραμμές του τονίζοντας ότι αυτό το φουσκωτό είναι για ταχύτητες και επιδόσεις. Στο τέλος του χρόνου, το σκάφος αυτό έχει προταθεί για βράβευση από το Motor Boat σύμφωνα με το δελτίο τύπου που μου εστάλει από το γραφείο ΔΣ και marketing της εταιρείας. 

It was in the last part of January this year when I saw the new Scorpion Strike 9m  at the Dusseldorf Boat Show (Boot 2011) showcased in the Scorpion’s booth dressed in light blue and  white colors attracting the massive attention of the crowd with her elegant design and her fluid and dynamic lines highlighting that this Rib was built for speed and performance. At the end of this year, the boat has been nominated for the Motor Boat of the year award according to the press release sent to me by the company’s PR and marketing office. 

Αυτός είναι ένας πολύ αξιόλογος έπαινος στην ναυπηγική βιομηχανία και αποδίδεται από το ηγετικό περιοδικό στο χώρο Motor Boat and Yachting. Οι ανακοινώσεις για τους νικητές θα λάβουν χώρα στις 9 Ιανουαρίου στο Λονδίνο. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες στο δελτίο τύπου (αγγλικά) που ακολουθεί.

 This is a highly regarded award in the boat building industry and is given by the Motor Boat and Yachting a leading magazine in the field. The announcements for the winners will be taken place on the 9th January 2012 in London. More information on the press release.

Fantastic news. Our beautiful Scorpion Strike has been nominated for the Motor Boat of the Year award!
This award, organised by industry leading magazine, Motor Boat and Yachting, is hugely coveted in the boat building industry. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on the 9th January 2012.
The Scorpion Strike 9m was launched at Southampton Boat Show in 2010 and has since undergone numerous press sea trials in the UK, Finland, France and Germany and has received fantastic press reviews.
A leading Finnish boating magazine quoted during their review: "Its quite likely, that I will never get to drive as fabulous boat as this again."
Andy Griggs, head of Scorpion's design team, comments on the design:
“The Strike was a fantastic opportunity for me to create a product that not only pushed the boundaries of the “Riged Inflatable” paradigm, but also introduce a design language that Scorpion could build upon for future models.
As a designer, I have always strived to design products in context with their environments and saw this as an opportunity to investigate and design the Scorpion Strike from a different perspective. RIBs are about being close to the water, providing an interaction with your surroundings that isn’t possible with other types of craft. The Strike demonstrates these qualities with its fluid lines and great any sea state capabilities, whilst still retaining a level of honesty that unmistakably lends its identity as a Scorpion RIB”
The Scorpion team are absolutely delighted that the Strike has been nominated for such an award.

Scorpion RIBs Ltd,

Haven Quay,
Mill Lane,
SO41 9AZ
Telephone - +44 (0) 1590 677080

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