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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.


2019 Interest Flyer

We are currently in the 2019 / 12th Annual competition year.

Key Dates:

2017 Luncheon Program


2018 Race Day Program

Registration Opens: September 1, 2018

Registration Closes: October 31, 2018

Final Design Packages Due: December 17, 2018

Luncheon (@ The Apprentice School): March TBD, 2019

Race Day (@ The Mariners' Museum Lions Bridge): April/May TBD, 2019

Interested?  Register

2019 Registration Form QR Code

Scan or click the QR code

2019 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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2018 Competition Finalists & Superlatives

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Barracuda Legacy - Advanced Technology Center
Sean Alvarez, Brandon Hernandez, Barrett Taylor, Kyra Strogylos, Nick Filion, Thomas Gustafson


Cruise Control - Walter Johnson High School
Alex Movsesyan, Amen Assefa, Justin Hughes, Travis Mcgregor, Yoav Rotman, Valentyn Bolotin

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Poolin' Around - Jamestown High School
Trevor Simmons, David Bass, May Hlaing, Rachel Smith, Jared McColpin, Anders Becerra


Water We Doing? - Briar Woods High School
Matthew Drew, Maggie Colangelo, Ian Seymour, Joseph Davidson, Ashton Keilholtz, Abby Maltese

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 Best Team Logo
Due South - Toms River High School South
  Best Calculations 
Tidal Surge - Poquoson High School
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 Best Luncheon Drawing
Ships Ahoy - Advanced Technology Center
  Best Design History Notebook
Big Yachty - Ocean Lakes High School

2018 Winner

2018 Competition Champion - Cruise Control - Walter Johnson High School

2018 Champion

What Others Are Saying


Incorporating the Competition into the Curriculum/Classroom

Provided by John Hammons

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