Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts

13-14 May 2015, The Gelata Museo del Mare, Genoa, Italy




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After years of downturn the Super and Mega Yacht industry is starting revive, and the demand for new builds is increasing quarter on quarter in 2013/14. While orders for larger yachts have remained constant, growth has been seen mainly in the 24-30 metre category where new designs that introduce innovative features have been the most popular.  However, the coming into force of far reaching regulations such as the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), and the mandatory regulations on Energy Efficiency for Ships that include EEDI and SEEMP, adds an unknown quantity to the recovery.

The industry as a whole is starting to come to terms with the MLC 2006, which came into effect in 2013. Particular areas of concern have been in relation to smaller vessels. The minimum crew set out by the MLC and cabin space requirements has in some cases meant that a vessels lower deck is entirely devoted to the crew, couple this with unclear freeboard rules, that reduce openings and passages, and the space available to the owner becomes much smaller. Builders and owners have had to adapt to these new rules and in some cases lobby for yacht focussed ‘equivalencies’ from their flag states that will help maintain build orders.




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Selected papers include:

  • APPLYING A PERFORMANCE-FOCUSED RACE YACHT METHODOLOGY TO THE DESIGN OF A SUPERYACHT, Robert Shaw, Unitec Institute of Technology, Shaw Yacht Design, New Zealand
  • FURLING SAILS DESIGN FOR SUPER & MEGA SAILING YACHTS, Fossati F., Schito P. Vandone A, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Malandra M. 2, Russo G, North Sails Group
  • DESIGN OF A COMBINED TENDER GARAGE & BEACH CLUB, P.T. van Loon, Feadship, Netherlands
  • ACOUSTIC CHARACTERIZATION OF LAMINATED GLASS FOR SUPERYACHT WINDOWS, Lisa Gragnani, Dario Boote, Tatiana Pais ­ University of Genova, Italy, Angelo Tonelli ­ RINA S.p.A. Genova, Italy
  • AUTOMATED INTEROPERABILITY FROM CONCEPT DESIGN TO MULTIDISCIPLINARY FE ANALYSIS, George Korbetis, Serafim Chatzimoisiadis, Dimitrios Drougkas, BETA CAE Systems S.A., Greece
  • MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF FILLERS: TESTS AND COMPARISONS, Marco Gaiotti, Giulia Nebbia, Cesare Mario Rizzo, Marine Structures Testing Lab, DITEN, University of Genova, Italy, Alessandro Caleo, FINCANTIERI S.p.A., Italy 
  • DEVELOPMENT OF AN NVH METHODOLOGY FOR SUPERYACHT SUPERSTRUCTURES, D Boote and T Pais, EBDIG, DITEN, University of Genova, Italy, S McCartan, EBDIG-IRC, Coventry University, UK

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 14/04/2015 After 14/04/2015
RINA members €580+VAT = €707.60 €680+VAT = €829.60
Non-members €700+VAT = €854 €800+VAT = €976
Concessions (retired/students, etc) €290+VAT = €353.80 €290+VAT = €353.80
Principcal Author €160+VAT = €195.20 €160+VAT = €195.20
Additional Author €580+VAT = €707.60 €580+VAT = €707.60

Register by 14th April and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link (Online credit card payments not yet available)

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.

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Under Italian Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay IVA on any conference or course taking place in Italy. Delegates from outside Italy may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of €200+IVA. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

Conference VenueGalata Museo Del Mare

The Super and Mega Yachts Conference will take place at;

4th floor Galata Museo del Mare
Calata De Mari, 1 (Darsena ­ Via Gramsci)
16126 Genova

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Attendance at the Super & Mega Yachts conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate




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