This fast vessel event is a new sector specific feature for Seawork International. The two-day event starts on Monday 2 July with a showcase day of sea trials in the Solent, followed on Tuesday 3 July – the opening day of Seawork – by the Speed@Seawork conference.

Andrew Webster, CEO of Seawork organiser Mercator Media, said, “Speed@Seawork is being launched in response to sustained industry demand for a dedicated event for fast vessel builders, operators and specialist equipment manufacturers.

Speed@Seawork aims to bring them together to trial equipment in diverse sea states, share best practice and make the connections and innovations needed for high-speed critical operations to be a success.”

New contemporary website delivers improved features that provide easier navigation and better search facilities and a fresh, updated look. Enhanced exhibitor listings combined with multi-media showcase key specialities and competencies.

Enhanced Trails and Pavilions Focus

Seawork’s new Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail is being launched as the exhibition is ideally positioned to support the requirements of the complexities of the vessels. These vessels often share the needs of design, propulsion and support, and require a similar skillset from professionals across vessel and port operations, engineering through to commercial diving. The superyacht build, repair and refit trail will feature representation from naval architects, ship builders and engineers, through to navigation and equipment manufacturers.

The new Composites Pavilion will feature many of the sophisticated materials and techniques used to build large vessels that demonstrate a clear overlap between commercial marine and the superyacht sector. The global composites materials market is growing at about 5% per year, with carbon fibre demand growing at 12% per year.

Seawork’s Maritime Training & Skills Trail enables attendees to explore training, apprenticeships, employment and educational opportunities. Specialist maritime recruitment companies, education centres and training organisations provide expert advice to attendees on entering the industry, and learning, maintaining and developing a successful maritime career.

New Best Maritime Project Award and new Young Persons Development Award

The ECMAs incorporate the Innovations Showcase that attracts entries from across Europe. In addition to the awards for Maritime Professional, Sustainability and Lifetime Achievement, two new awards are introduced for 2018.

ECM Best Maritime Project Award - a new award category for 2018, presented to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations.

ECM Young Person’s Development Award 2018 - to celebrate the 21st year of Seawork and as a part of the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), Mercator Media is awarding a bursary (worth up to £850 or equivalent value in relevant currency) to help one young maritime student/apprentice/trainee further advance their studies, training, or career.

4th July Party and Cardbord Boat Regatta

Join us in celebrating 4th July with a Waterfront Saloon, Live Music and American themed Bar & Cookout on Wednesday 4th July from 5pm – 8pm.

Challenge your competitors to a race in the Cardboard Boat Regatta. Prizes will be awarded to Regatta Winners and for the best dressed American-themed boat. This will be a relaxed, informal and entertaining networking event to bring clients to or as a staff thank you.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for sections of the event: Live Band, American-themed cookout, Drinks, Prizes.

The Seawork team look forward to welcoming company teams to challenge each other, as well as vessel builders and designers with ingenious inventions.
Source: Seawork 
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