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The Naval Architect

 TNA April 2021Editor: Richard Halfhide

Published in 10 issues per year, The Naval Architect is the principal magazine of The Royal Institution of  Naval Architects, providing independent, high quality technical information on all aspects of ship design, construction and outfitting of large commercial vessels. 


The Naval Architect  contains regular reports on all major shipbuilding centres world-wide, contract news; views; rules and regulations, together with specialist reviews of the newest generations of CAD/CAM equipment.

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Digital Editions

The Naval Architect 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.  To view the digital editions, download the free RINA Publications App, or  visit the The Naval Architect digital archive 

Digital editions can be fully searched online, printed out or annotated with personal notes and  bookmarks. The on-line editions, feature advanced page turning technology, multiple views and zoom for easy reading. Issues include live web links to other sites and direct e-mail links.

Editorial Schedule

Each issue includes a news and equipment news section, as well as 'In-depth' articles on a wide range of subjects, including; new legislations, technical developments, environmental issues and China ship news. Selected articles from The Naval Architect are also regularly published on the Internet, via RINA News RSS feed.

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The editor welcomes feedback from readers at any time, some of which may be included in a ‘Letters to the Editor’ section within the magazine. The editor is happy to consider contributions to the magazine. For advice on contributions, contact the Editor.

Subscribe to The Naval Architect

The Naval Architect is free to members and available on subscription to non members. Subscription includes printed and digital editions, and access to archive editions.  Subscription also includes Warship Technology and Offshore Marine Technology.

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Free Trial Subscription

Click here to receive two absolutely free trial subscription issues of The Naval Architect (Trial subscription includes Warship Technology and Offshore Marine Technology)

Editorial & Advertisement Contacts

For the full contact details for The Naval Architect editorial and advertisement team, click on this contact link

Recruitment Section

The Naval Architect includes a regular recruitment section   View the jobs The Naval Architect

Advertising Opportunities in The Naval Architect

The Naval Architect 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. 

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