Ship & Boat International

Editor: Martin Conway

Established in 1947 and acquired by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects in 1989, Ship & Boat International magazine provides quality technical information on all aspects of commercial small craft/small ship design, construction and operations. The journal covers a wide range of vessel types from 5m up to around 100m in length. 

Digital Editions

Ship & Boat International is published in print and digital editions.The current and archived digital editions (from January 2004) may be read via PC, iPad and other touchpad / tablet devices.View Ship & Boat International Digital Magazine

To read the digital editions, click on the button or visit Ship & Boat International digital archive or download the free RINA digital publications App

Editorial Schedule 2016

Follow the link for more information on Ship & Boat International’s editorial coverage and the 2016 features schedule.

Published six times a year, the journal covers a comprehensive selection of vessel types including fast ferries, offshore wind farm support vessels, patrol and rescue boats, tugs, fishing vessels, pilot boats, leisure craft, superyachts and RIBs - in addition to the technical solutions and equipment developed to optimise these vessels’ performance. We pride ourselves in going ‘beyond the press release’ to get to the guts of the stories and news items we cover.

Some key features of the journal include:

  • Regular updates on developments within the fast-growing offshore wind farm energy sector, including;
  • exclusive interviews with the designers, legislators, builders, owners and operators directly involved in this dynamic market,
  • A special focus on the industry’s attempts to combat whole body vibration (WBV) aboard high-speed craft,
  • The latest advances in green craft technology, to both stave off excessive fuel costs and slash emissions,
  • Expert opinion and comment from respected industry professionals, tackling issues ranging from fishing vessel safety and RIB maintenance to dynamic positioning and trends in tug propulsion,
  • Shipbuilding and design case studies, profiling innovative use of marine composites and CAD/CAM/CAE software,
  • In-depth reports from major global ship exhibitions and conferences.

Selected articles from Ship & Boat International are also regularly published on the Internet, via our RINA News RSS feed

The editor also welcomes feedback from readers at any time, some of which may be included in a ‘Letters to the Editor’ section within the magazine. (e-mail: )

The editor is happy to consider contributions that fall within the remit of the magazine. News items are generally up to 200 words and feature articles 700 -­ 1,500 words, plus a couple of illustrations, unless otherwise agreed in advance. Text should be supplied in Microsoft WORD files and illustrations supplied as separate high resolution (300dpi) JPG or TIFF files. Please include a caption for each of the illustrations. The editor always reserves the right to edit all contributions. If unsure about the potential suitability of a contribution to the magazine, please contact the editor for advice. 

Payment is not normally made for items submitted unless specifically agreed in advance with the editor.

Recruitment Section

Ship & Boat International  has a recruitment section at the back of the magazine. Follow the link to see the latest Ship & Boat International job advertisements.

Editorial & Advertisement Contacts

For the full contact details for the Ship & Boat International editorial and advertisement team, please click on link

Advertising Opportunities in Ship & Boat International

Ship & Boat International reaches a truly international audience and provides an excellent opportunity to influence key decision makers. Respected throughout the industry for providing independent high quality technical information. It provides a unique and powerful advertising opportunity across a range of multi-media solutions; including print, digital and e-mail newsletters. Find out more about Advertising opportunities in Ship & Boat International.

Ship & Boat International Subscription

Ship & Boat International is available to non-members on subscription. Six issues per year, in print and online. To check the price or to subscribe and pay please click on the link; Subscribe to Ship & Boat International

Ship & Boat International on CD-ROM

Ship & Boat International is now available on CD-ROM with key-word search facility, providing a wealth of information and a valuable reference resource. For more information click on the link; Ship & Boat International on CD-ROMs


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