HISWA Symposium to be held during Metstrade

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The international HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will take place Nov. 12-13 as part of the Metstrade show in Amsterdam.

The symposium’s theme is Back to the Future, and yacht designer Gerard Dijkstra and Lex Keuning, a former associate professor at the Delft University of Technology, will begin the event with a retrospective of 50 years in yacht design and building.

There will be presentations on improving man-machine interfaces, more efficient uses of fuel through energy recovery, and the use of batteries. The results of a study on the optimization of routing for the Volvo Ocean Race will be presented.

“This symposium will be a fascinating event for all professionals in the sector,” said Michaël Steenhoff, department manager for yacht building at the HISWA Association, in a statement. “In just a day and a half, they will be brought up to speed on the most important developments in their field.”


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