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Significant Small Ships of 2015


In February 2016, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects will publish Significant Small Ships of 2015, following the success of the previous editions and the lead set by Significant Ships, now in its 18th year of publication.  A total of approximately 30 new vessels will be selected for inclusion, each being singularly significant or the first in a series and will include - fast ferries and passenger vessels, tugs and workboats, fishing, and offshore patrol etc.  This mixed but fascinating selection of small craft, all between 15m and 100m in length, will be hand-picked by the same editorial team that produces Ship & Boat International, RINA’s own leading small craft publication, and is backed by its world-renowned resources.

Newbuildings included for this year’s volume of Significant Small Ships:

  • Curtis Marshall - Custom offshore dive support vessel
  • August Nærø - Dockstavarvet’s first Interceptor 20 M (IC 20 M) class vessel; configured for Search and Rescue;
  • Trearddur Bay - Crew transfer vessel; first vessel to install Voith Linear Jet propulsion technology
  • London Titan - Mooring Maintenance Vessel for Port of London Authority
  • Gobbler Offshore 290 - Oil spill response
  • Karoline - World’s first battery driven fishing vessel, from Selfa Arctic AS
  • Trident - 19.8m environmentally friendly research vessel for Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Umoe Ventus - First ‘Wave Craft’ crew transfer vessel
  • Prince Job I - Multipurpose offshore support
  • plus many more...

Significant Small Ships of 2015 will provide a wealth of information in a readable format, and will feature a total of approximately 30 of the most innovative and important commercial designs completed during the year worldwide.

Pre-Publication Discount

(offer ends 31st January 2016)

Significant Small Ships of 2015 can now be ordered in printed or CD-ROM format.

You can purchase Significant Small Ships of 2015 for a pre-publication price of only £26 a copy (RINA Members £22) - a saving of 20% on the regular price. Click here to order Significant Small Ships of 2015

Purchase one copy of Significant Ships of 2015 and Significant Small Ships of 2015 for a pre-publication price of  £52 (RINA Member £45) - a saving of 20% on the regular price. Click here to order the 2015 Set.


Back Issues of Significant Small Ships

Click on the links below to see a list of vessels featured in the previous issues of Significant Small Ships.

To order back issues of Significant Small Ships please email: or Telephone +44 (0)207 235 4622 Ext 341. When ordering please advise if printed or CD ROM format is required.




Significant Small Ships of 2014

£31.50 £26

Significant Small Ships of 2013

£31.50 £26

Significant Small Ships of 2012



Significant Small Ships of 2011



Significant Small Ships of 2010



Significant Small Ships of 2009



Significant Small Ships of 2008



Significant Small Ships of 2007



Significant Small Ships of 2006



Significant Small Ships of 2005



Significant Small Ships of 2004



Significant Small Ships of 2003



Significant Small Ships of 2002



Significant Small Ships of 2001



Significant Small Ships of 2000



Significant Small Craft of 1999



Significant Small Craft of 1998



Significant Small Ships of 2000-2013 Plus SET of Sign. Small Craft 1998- 99 Including 35% discount £277 £228

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Blue Square The 2009 Edition
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