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Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts

14-15 May 2019, Genoa, Italy

Call For Papers

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

The last two decades saw the sheer size and complexity of super yachts increase. The number of super and mega yachts in the global orders book has grown rapidly, requiring more sophisticated and efficient design procedures and building techniques.

The traditional elements aspect of vessel performance, fuel consumption, and seakeeping remain important but they may not be the primary objectives of a new customer, especially on large yachts over 30 meters in length. In this class of vessels the effort of technical offices is focused mostly on other aspects related more to the aesthetic impact of the project (internal and external) and to the comfort on board.

Comfort on board a luxury yacht is a key feature in all its aspects, like ship motions, noise and vibrations, windage and exhausts gases issues.


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

  • All Aspects of Design – Hull, General Arrangement, etc.
  • Energy efficiency & environmental issues
  • Acoustic comfort and sea keeping
  • New materials (glass or carbon fibres)
  • New technologies to accelerate the ship design and ship building
  • External finishes: external layer of gelcoat (fiberglass) or delicate process of filling, fairing and painting (aluminium or steel)
  • Current & future regulation & classification
  • Characteristics of propulsion – propellers and waterjets
  • Lessons learnt in the design and production stage
  • Growing environmental impact
  • Interior design as entertainment space (helideck, submarines, high end AV, WIFI, health spa and gym). 

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

Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

Click here to register your interest in the International Conference on Design and Construction of Mega & Super Yachts conference 2019 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. 

Conference Venue

The Design and Construction of Super & Mega Yachts conference will be held in Genoa, Italy at the Galata Museo del Mare, Calata Ansaldo De Mari, 1, 16126 Genova GE, Italy.

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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