• Theme: Ship and Boat Building

      Called Vision of the Fjords and built by Brødrene AA under its Seasight branding, the carbon fiber, dual-fuel hybrid passenger ferry won the 2016 Ship of the Year award at SMM in Hamburg in September. Now in operation on the west coast of Norway between Flåm, in the Aurland fjord, and Gudvangen, in the UNESCO World...

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    Among the new innovations in a prototype of the Mini 6.50, Arkema 3 includes a new recyclable manufacturing resin to build the boat, a new rig where a soft wing replaces the conventional mainsail and retractable and tilting foils. Arkema 3 is a new contestant to follow closely during the next Classe Mini races. Let’s...

    Virtual reality (VR) is turning into a key tool for simulating various industrial production processes, including shipbuilding. A firsthand look at this technology is available at Knud E Hansen’s SMM booth. At the trade fair, the Danish naval architecture company will present ShipSpace, a virtual reality design...

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    “There is a real and pressing need to decarbonize the shipping industry, and HullWiper is one way that vision can be achieved.” That was the comment from Port of Rotterdam senior manager Peter Mollema as Europe’s largest port adopted the Gulf Agency Co (GAC) EnvironHull’s diver-free HullWiper hull-cleaning...