Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Photo: Technical University Varna

I sometimes wish that I had been good enough at maths to have studied naval architecture so as to design all manner of wonderful ships and boats. As I wasn’t, however, I do have the pleasure of seeing, studying and appreciating the thousands of vessels created annually by this very global profession.

This week’s presentation is incredibly varied in terms of geographic location of designers and vessels as well as by vessel type. All are imaginative, in their own way, and some are quite innovative. The purposes for which the vessels have been designed and built are almost unimaginably varied.

Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering

We have anything from Chinese LNG bunkering barges and wind farm interconnector structures to Australian-designed, Bangladeshi-built survey boats for navy use. There are French-built, Dutch-owned floating docks, Norwegian landing craft, and Scottish pollution removal boats.

It’s a fascinating spread that presents almost endless ideas and inspiration to Baird Maritime‘s vessel-owning readers, no matter where located or what their specialisation.

Vessel Reviews:

News, Gear, and Book Reviews:

Recent Important Features:

OPINION | Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines should be built in America

– “The move will also dramatically improve Australia’s defence capabilities, aid the AUKUS alliance, and foster a domestic supply chain for the next generation of defence equipment.”

– by James Kell, postgraduate research student at the National Security College at the Australian National University in Canberra and vice-president of the ANU Democracy Society

FEATURE | Russia’s shipbuilding industry: steady growth over three decades

– “In general, the specific feature of Russian marine shipbuilding is that almost all ships are built to ice class.”

– by Vitaly Chernov, Editor-in-Chief, IAA PortNews

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and October 22), so we can add it to this current edition of Naval Architecture Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the naval architecture sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, designers, builders etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the naval architecture world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.