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Innovations in Small Craft Technology 2016

13 April 2016, RINA HQ, London, UK  Register NowRIB

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Few sectors of the maritime industry have seen greater innovation in design than the small craft sector.  Both commercial and recreational small craft have benefited from the inspirational ideas of designers - ideas which although perhaps considered revolutionary at the time, have had a longstanding impact on the design of small craft today. This conference aims to review the new and innovative technologies available to the small craft designer and builder.

Small craft are used in a number of diverse sectors, ranging from pleasure and recreation to the more demanding search and rescue. This diversity has been a driver of change where the search for faster, safer and cheaper vessels has encouraged the use of advanced materials, new manufacturing techniques, and unique designs. Innovation doesn’t come without risks: there is still much to be done in integrating human factors considerations, especially in the design of ergonomic navigation equipment. And regulation needs to keep apace of developments.

To further investigate the innovation in small craft technology, in all sectors, RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including:

  • Design: Practice, philosophies, testing and development
  • New Vessels: Innovative features, trials and evaluation
  • Construction: Materials, techniques and quality control
  • Safety & Regulation: ISO standards, improvements, etc.
  • Equipment: New ideas & products, control systems, navigation, auxiliary equipment
  • Machinery & Propulsion: Power plants, fuel cells, batteries, system layout, propulsion
  • Green Technologies
  • Operation: Practices, training, health & safety, reliability, and vessel deployment
  • Education & training of boat designers & Fabricators

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Small Craft Technology.

 

Sponsorship & Exhibtors

RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing. Sponsorship  and exhibition  opportunities exist for all of our conferences. For more information please follow the link or contact John Payten (RINA Group Sales Director) Tel: +44(0)20 7235 4622 Ext 400 or e-mail: to discuss tailored options or availability.

Programme

Click here to download a copy of the conference programme.

Selected papers include:

  • DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR COMPARING SHOCK MITIGATING BOAT SEAT PERFORMANCE, T E Coe, Naval Design Partnering Team, UK, S Dyne, Naval Design Partnering Team, UK, JN Smith, Naval Design Partnering Team, UK, T Gunston, VJ Technology, UK, P Taylor, SHOXS, Canada, T Rees, SHOXS, Canada, D Charbonneau, SHOXS, Canada, T Coats, NSWCCD, Little Creak, USA M Riley, NSW CCD, Little Creak, USA L Gannon, DRDC/RDDC, Canada, P Sheppard, RNLI, UK, M Hamill, Jankel, UK
  • CAPABILITY INTEGRATION WITHIN SMALL FAST CRAFT DESIGN, Trevor Dobbins, STResearch Ltd., UK
  • AERODYNAMIC AND FUNCTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR DESIGN OF SAILING CATAMARAN SUPERSTRUCTURES, A Nazarov, Albatross Marine Design, THAILAND, N Jiltsov, NJBoats, UKRAINE
  • THE HOUR OF POWER - HYBRID TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS, John Haynes, Shock Mitigation Ltd., UK
  • FLEXING REGULATIONS TO SUIT INNOVATIVE SMALL CRAFT, Alasdair Reay, CEO of HPi Verification Services Ltd

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 13/03/2016 After 13/03/2016
RINA members £300+VAT = £360 £350+VAT = £420
Non-members £350+VAT = £420 £400+VAT = £480
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £200+VAT = £240 £200+VAT = £240
Principcal Author £90+VAT = £108 £90+VAT = £108
Additional Author £300+VAT = £360 £300+VAT = £360

Register by 13th March 2016 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 £115 and non-members £135) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

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.

VAT

Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK 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+VAT. 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.

 

 

Venue

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The course will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 
RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.
 

 

 

 

 

The nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment

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 Club Quarters

Club Quarters

Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.

The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members.  An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69). 

Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.

Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at http://clubquarters.com/royal-institution-naval-architects  using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.

Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800

Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.

Hotels Combined

The RINA conference department does not get involved with booking delegate accommodation, however, if you need any accommodation during your stay in London, www.HotelsCombined.com, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.
 

Check and book hotels in the surrounding area

For more information on the rebate program visit: http://www.HotelsCombined.com/Conference_Support

 

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing. Sponsorship  and exhibition  opportunities exist for all of our conferences. For more information please follow the link or contact John Payten (RINA Group Sales Director) Tel: +44(0)20 7235 4622 Ext 400 or e-mail:  to discuss tailored options or availability.

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Attendance at Smart Ships qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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