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Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts

10-11 May 2017,The Gelata Museo del Mare, Genoa, Italy Call for Papers

Following on the highly successful series of conferences, RINA is pleased to return to Genoa for the fifth edition of its Super and Mega Yachts conference.

The increasing size of vessels and complexity coupled with the new technologies and stringent new environmental regulations are providing even greater challenging of designers and builders of the latest generation of yachts. Today's owners are also demanding ever greater levels of comfort and luxury, not only in terms of the vessel fittings and styling but also in the vessels behaviour whilst underway and at anchor. They are also increasingly aware of the impact of their vessels on the environment and many owners want to go beyond the compulsory requires and introduce innovative technologies to improve their “green credentials.”

Many vessels are now used for charter and this has implications for the way in which the vessel is designed and classed.


Papers will be presented on all aspects of large sail and motor yacht design, construction, and operation, from designers, researchers, manufacturers, operators, and regulators. Topics include the following:

  • Design including; hull, layout, interior, finishes, etc.
  • Energy efficiency & environmental issues
  • Special features & innovative technologies
  • Operation
  • Regulation & Classification
  • Powering & Propulsion
  • Sea Keeping

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.

Submit an Abstract or Register Your Interest

Click here to register your interest in the Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts Conference and receive updates as they become available.

Click here to download the Call for Papers

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline submission for abstracts is 15th January 2017.

Conference Venue

Galata Museo Del MareThe Super and Mega Yachts Conference will take place at;

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

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.

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

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