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High Speed Vessels 2020

Postponed dates to be announced


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As new environmental regulations arise, ship traffic is placed in the spotlight. High speed vessels are regarded as an alternative to maintain the competitiveness of marine transportation. With an increasingly interest on energy efficiency and environmental impact this higher performance crafts are part of an exciting and everchanging field in marine design.


RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, shipbuilders, regulators, operators,

equipment manufactures and researchers on all related topics including:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Experimental and numerical hydrodynamics
  • Resistance, seakeeping, manoeuvring
  • Propulsion efficiency
  • Structural analysis
  • Automation and control
  • Safety and comfort
  • Vibration and noise
  • Transport and cargo
  • Fast sea traffic and regulations
  • Environmental analysis

Call for papers



Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

Click here to register your interest in the International Conference on High Speed Vessels and receive updates as they become available.



Before 06/04/20

Member                             £690.00+VAT= £828

Non-Member                    £790.00+VAT= £948

After 06/04/20

Member                            £790.00+VAT= £948

Non-Member                    £890.00+VAT= £1068

Concession                      £345.00+VAT= £414

Additional Author            £690.00+VAT= £828

Authors                            £150.00+VAT= £180

Click here to register for payment by invoice via bank transfer or cheque

Click here to pay online

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 fo submission for abstracts is 17th  February 2020.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The High Speed Vessels conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

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 JP Media Services Tel: +44(0)1737 852 135 or e-mail:  to discuss tailored options or availability.

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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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