SNAME Maritime Convention


The 2014 SMC is Here!

You can still register for the SMC. Industry Short Courses start on Monday. Go to the SMC website for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Houston!

Updated SMC Schedule Now Available

The most up-to-date SMC schedule, as of Tuesday, September 16 is now available online. You can view the full, six-day schedule or by individual days.

Corporate Discounts for SMC Registration

SNAME is offering corporate discounts to companies registering 10 or more attendees at the SMC – 25% off the Full Member and Non Member registration and the Single-Day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday registration prices.

Please contact Alana Anderson at +1 703-997-6705 or via email at to register with the corporate discount.

Breakfast with Topical Speakers

Join SNAME at breakfast to hear topical speakers discuss current challenges and trends in the industry. Each session will be from 7:30am - 9:00am with two sessions on both Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24.

Thursday, Oct. 23 - Topical Breakfast A: "Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships." Presenter: Thomas Kirk. Topical Breakfast B: "Pushing State of the Art in Maneuvering and Seakeeping Model Testing"
Presenter: Dr. Joseph T. (Tim) Arcano, Jr.

Friday, Oct. 24 - Topical Breakfast C: "Safer by design: Creating barriers to marine incidents"
Presenter: John Dabbar. Topical Breakfast D: "Designing for Life Cycle Ownership"
Presenter: Carl Annessa.

Costs: $30 Attendees/ $5 Students

Awards Update

The 2014 SNAME/MARAD Student Design Competition and Dr. James A. Lisnyk Student Design Competition winners have been announced! These awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Friday October 24, 2014.

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Featured Papers & Presentations

Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium (CPBS), June 2014
The Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium was held at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 23–24, 2014....
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17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium
The 17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium was held in Houston in early February 2012. The Offshore Symposium is held on a semi-annual basis, with 150 to 200 attendees. 
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Featured Paper – from the Journal of Sailboat Technology
The Journal of Sailboat Technology is an online peer-reviewed journal whose objective is to provide a medium for the publication of research achievements and engineering practices in this field.
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Library of SNAME Featured Papers

Upcoming Events

Around the Society

The 6th Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies/
Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference presents:

The 6th PAAMES/AMEC 2014 
Dates: October 28-30, 2014
Venue: Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Organized by:
Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers

See flyer for more details


The First Workshop on Wave & Tidal Energy

Dates: October 29-31, 2014
Venue: Valdivia, Chile

Organized by the University of California at Berkeley and the
University Austral of Chile

See flyer for more details

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