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Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts 2015

RINA is presenting the Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts conference in Genoa, Italy on 13th and 14th May 2015.

After years of downturn the Super and Mega Yacht industry is starting to revive, and demand for new builds is increasing quarter on quarter in 2013 / 2014. While orders for larger yachts have remained constant, growth has been mainly in the 24 metre to 30 metre category.

New designs that introduce innovative features have been the most popular. However, the coming into force of far reaching regulations such as the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), and the mandatory regulations on Energy Efficiency for Ships that include EEDI and SEEMP, adds an unknown quantity to the recovery.

The industry as a whole is starting to come to terms with the MLC 2006, which came into effect in 2013. Particular areas of concern have been in relation to smaller vessels. The minimum crew set out by the MLC and cabin space requirements has in some cases meant that a vessels lower deck is entirely devoted to the crew, couple this with unclear freeboard rules, that reduce openings and passages, and the space available to the owner becomes much smaller.

Builders and owners have had to adapt to these new rules and in some cases lobby for yacht focussed ‘equivalencies’ from their flag states that will help maintain orders.

RINA invites papers on all aspects of large yacht design, construction, and operation, from designers, builders, researchers, equipment manufacturers, operators, and regulators. Topics may include the following:

  • All Aspects of Design, Hull, General Arrangement
  • Operation
  • Regulation & Classification
  • Environmental Concerns, Energy Efficiency, SEEMP
  • Powering & Propulsion
  • Sea Keeping
  • Materials
  • Interiors, Features, Finishes

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