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METSTRADE: Flush Air Vent from Swedish Rutgerson Marin Nominated for Dame Awards 2023

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There is a wide assortment of air vents on the global marine market today, but there are no solutions that are totally flushed. With the trend for boat design and construction clearly moving towards sleek and completely flushed decks and hulls, the Rutgerson team started investigating how a flushed solution could be achieved.

The result is a product that is completely flushed to the hatch or deck but its black colour and round shape as well as the seamless connection between the opening part and receptacle, makes the product very discreet and almost invisible from afar.

The Flush Air Vent has been designed to capture as much air as possible while keeping out water, such as waves and rain. The sliding movement has been perfected using two O-rings for the water-resistance, but also to have a smooth feeling with just enough resistance when opening and closing the air vent.

There are no clasps, knobs or rotating movements needed.

METSTRADE: Το Flush Air Vent από τη Swedish Rutgerson Marin προτάθηκε για τα βραβεία Dame 2023

As stated, the Rutgerson Flush Air Vent is incredibly easy to open and close and another unique aspect of this invention is that it is clearly visible from the deck when the air vent is open. When open, the venting unit sticks up over the otherwise flat surface. This air vent can be closed and made water-tight from the deck, removing the need to go down into the cabin to close it. Imagine a situation where a boat is out sailing and the boatowner has forgotten to close the air vents before leaving shore. The crew can quite easily see that the air vents are open from the cockpit and just walk over and close it with his/her foot.

This patent from the Swedish company Rutgerson Marin was nominated for the Metstrade 2023 Dame Awards 2023 in Amsterdam.,


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