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Hybrid Marine Conference Chairman & Workshop Lead

Hybrid Marine Power brings together an international group of experts, armed with the latest knowledge, to assist the professional sector to develop optimal power and propulsion systems that reduce costs and increase efficiency for vessels worldwide. ‘The Hour Of Power’ is a simple and effective concept that could reduce fuel costs and emissions by around 20% in the professional maritime sector globally. Next generation solutions include the utilisation of hybrid power and propulsion. The aim has been to identify the potential of various technologies for specific sectors. Viable hybrid solutions include combined diesel / electric / battery systems for workboats, wind farm support vessels, pilot boats, patrol craft, survey vessels, superyacht tenders and unmanned craft. The objective is to combine next generation innovation with practical solutions.

Shock Mitigation delivers accelerated knowledge transfer by conferences, workshops and specialist events that engage with a wide range of stakeholders. Groups include end-user organisations, boat operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, mechanical & electrical engineers, naval architects, the defence sector, government bodies and maritime legislators. For OEMs, Shock Mitigation addresses strategic product development requirements regarding high speed craft, marine and special projects. The aim is to work with new and experienced companies to develop technologies, products and processes that are viable and sustainable for the end user. Shock Mitigation provides maritime organisations with relevant subject matter expertise plus an independent overview of how this sector is rapidly changing.


John Haynes - Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John Haynes is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, search & rescue, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders.

He has written specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international publications including Maritime Reporter, Marine Link, Marine News, Maritime Journal, Seaways, Ship & Boat International (RINA), Maritime Pilot Journal, Powerboat & RIB, Yachting Matters (Superyacht), Defence Management Journal, Defence IQ. He is founder of the RIB & High Speed Craft Directory which brings together specialist craft, equipment and knowledge for professional maritime operators in the sub IMO / sub 24 metre sector worldwide.


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