HMSV Symposium will be held in Naples in October 2014. As in
previous years, the Symposium will provide an opportunity to present
and discuss developments in the design, construction and operation
of high speed marine vessels.
has now recognized that each type of high speed marine vessel has
its own optimum maximum speed, and that fast sea transportation must
consider many other factors than speed, such as cargo capacity,
economy of operation, passenger comfort and safety, environmental
such as large ferries, mega yachts and sailing boats may never
achieve speeds of, say, 40 knots, but an increase in speed, together
with consideration of other factors, may provide significant added
value, although such increase of speed must not conflict with the
requirement for passenger comfort.
invited on all aspect of the development, design, construction and
operation of high speed vessels, particularly those relating to this
wider interpretation of ‘high speed vessels’.
Subsequent to the
conference, selected papers may be considered for publication in the
International Journal of Small Craft Technology. Authors of such
papers will be given the opportunity to update their papers before
publication in the Journal.