Yacht symposium returns to METS this year

The 24th International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will open METS Trade week.
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The 24th International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will kick off METS Trade week at RAI Amsterdam on Nov. 14-15.

Organizers said the two-day scientific symposium will focus on fascinating subjects, developments and cutting-edge technology ranging from the optimization of electronic propulsion for fast yachts and structural design inspired by nature to parametric design and the hydrodynamics of wind-assisted ships.

Well-known industry names such as Feadship and Damen, along with scientific and research institutes such as Delft University and Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, will showcase the latest insights.

The symposium’s program is intended for builders, designers, scientists, engineers and R&D experts, and students with an interest in the yacht-building industry.

Organizers said the 2016 edition will focus on data monitoring, sustainability, hybrid propulsion, advanced propulsion, structural limits, design limits and sailing yachts.

Damen will present its unique SeaXplorer expedition yacht at the symposium.

“More and more owners are heading to geographically and climatically extreme areas of the world,” product director Mark Vermeulen said in a statement.

“A trip to the Arctic asks more in terms of resistance to storms and ice or self-sufficiency in food and fuel than standard yacht designs can provide. Damen engineers have pulled out all the stops to meet the strict IMO Polar Code without compromising on the luxurious accommodations.”

The Damen lecture will explain the development of the SeaXplorer, including its “double acting hull” concept.

the development of the SeaXplorer, including its “double acting hull” concept.

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