AMSTERDAM – Organizers of the 2020 HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction say the event will stress the link between scientific presentations and their practical applications. They say its ‘Dare to Share’ motto makes that clear with a mix of scientific presentations and applied knowledge in yacht design and construction.

The symposium is held every other year. The main organizer is the HISWA-RECRON trade group of Dutch boating and leisure companies. The 2020 symposium will be held Nov. 16-17, alongside the METSTRADE Show, the world’s largest B2B leisure marine equipment show (Nov. 17-19) in Amsterdam’s RAI complex.

“The scientific research presentations and practical applied topics of this symposium appeal to a wide marine industry audience,” says Michaël Steenhoff, manager yacht building at HISWA-RECRON. “Science is the basis to develop knowledge, but businesses are also very interested in how to apply this in their daily work.”

The symposium includes topics of interest to naval architects, construction supervisors, brokers, boatyards and marine technology students. Hydrofoil boats, new construction methods, the engine room of the future and the road to zero-emission are some of the topics addressed.

The full program will appear in July on www.hiswasymposium.com.

Organizers say they’ll monitor developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 23, the Dutch government allowed the staging of large events again, provided the 1.5m social distancing requirement is respected.

METSTRADE Director Niels Klarenbeek said RAI Amsterdam strictly adheres to health and safety rules for events in its complex.