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Finalists have been chosen for 2018.  Thank you to the 214 students, 47 teams, 18 schools (2 out of state), and 21 sponsors of the 2018 competition.

Mission Statement

To provide an annual steel boat design competition for high school students to increase awareness of naval architecture and shipbuilding while utilizing science, technology, engineering, mathematics, leadership, and group dynamics.


2018 Interest Flyer

We are currently in the 2018 / 11th Annual competition year.

Key Dates:

2017 Luncheon Program


2016 Race Day Program

Registration Opens: September 1, 2017

Registration Closes: October 31, 2017

Final Design Packages Due: December 20, 2017

Luncheon (@ The Apprentice School): March 23, 2018

Race Day (@ The Mariners' Museum Lions Bridge): May 5, 2018

Interested?  Register

2019 Registration Form QR Code

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2018 Competition Guidelines

The Guidelines are the comprehensive document that details all aspects of the competition and includes the design scenario for the current year.


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2017 Competition Finalists & Superlatives


Barracuda - Advanced Technology Center

Sean Alvarez, Alex Sasse, Ryan Harvey, Nicholas Filion


Pay Day - Poquoson High School

Jacob Harberts, Brian Clevinger, Nichole Trombetta


Operation Overboard - Jamestown High School

Ashby Walls, Ethan Seff, Archer Edwards


Nauti Buoys - West Springfield High School

Cole Bird, Calvin Pastel, Matthew King, Ronnie Zich

 Most "Mast"erful Pun (Scenario Related)   Best Calculations 
 Sea-Day Invaders - King's Fork High School    McA D-Day - Poquoson High School
 Best Luncheon Drawing   Best Logo 
Semper Fi-ne -  Poquoson High School   I'm Knot Too Shore Aboat This - Advanced Technology Center 

2017 Winners


2017 Competition Champion - Barracuda - Advanced Technology Center


10th Anniversary Championship - Monstro - Poquoson High School

What Others Are Saying


Incorporating the Competition into the Curriculum/Classroom

Provided by John Hammons

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