SNAME CONVENTION -  Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas, Oct 22 2014

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual maritime convention 2014


The SNAME Convention is the industry’s premier annual technical event, drawing thousands of industry professionals from across the globe.


Exhibiting at the SNAME Annual Maritime Convention puts your company in front of designers and engineers that are leading the way in vessel and offshore platform design, construction and repair in the heart of the offshore energy market, Houston, TX.




The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) was organized in 1893, to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering. For over a century members have included commercial and governmental practitioners, students, and educators of naval architecture, shipbuilding, and marine and ocean engineering. 


SNAME is a global professional society that provides a forum for the advancement of the engineering profession as applied to the marine field. Although it particularly names the naval architecture and marine engineering specialties, the society includes all types of engineers and professionals amongst its members and is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture and marine engineering. SNAME interests cover the complete cycle - research, teach, design, build, operate, recycle - for virtually anything that floats anywhere in the world. It is the International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals. 

SNAME encourages the exchange and recording of information, sponsors applied research, offers career guidance, supports education, and enhances the professional status and integrity of its membership. The society also awards the David W. Taylor Medal for "notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering."


With an international membership of over 8500 members, SNAME reaches professionals around the world. SNAME is the International Forum for Maritime and Ocean Professionals.


In its earliest days, SNAME was incorporated and nurtured by the titans of our industry including William H. Webb, George E. Weed, Rear Admiral George W. Melville. Other men of stature took the helm thereafter, including Edwin A. Stevens, David W. Taylor, Vice Admiral Land, Kenneth M Davidson, and Blakely Smith. SNAME technical information has long been the gold standard. SNAME publications are widely used as textbooks and reference materials at major universities.


Professionals with an education and background in maritime architecture and engineering may apply for membership in the Society. Member or Associate Member status may be granted based on a review of applicant credentials, education, years of service, contributions to, and experience in the industry.


The mission of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is to advance the art, science and practice of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and other marine-related professions.


The Mission of SNAME is accomplished through the direction and vision of our Executive Leadership and articulated in the Strategic Plan. The Technical and Research program is unique in the depth of the subject matter addressed and range of issue and topics explored. SNAME sponsors applied research promotes the development of Technical and Research bulletins and standards that address emerging technical areas of need and urgency. There are a variety of opportunities to publish and present technical research and for information to be vetted through the peer review process. SNAME also offers extensive educational opportunities both on the national and section level as well as online. SNAME supports the future of the industry via the Student Steering Committee, Student Sections and Student Development programs. Scholarships both undergraduate and graduate are available. Outreach programs address the need to recruit future engineers.




COMPANY                        BOOTH(S)                         WEBSITE


ABS  202,204 

Allied Systems Company  201 

Altair 110 

Appleton Marine Inc 305 

Britmar Marine Ltd. 505 

C&C Panasia 409 

CD-adapco 207 

Cospolich, Inc 206 

Creative Systems Inc 309 

Deansteel 410,412 

DESMI Inc 313 

Dings Co 306 

DNV GL 502 

Dometic Corporation 208 

DRS Technologies 103 

Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd. 504 

EBCO Industries 511 

Hawboldt Industries 406 

Huntington Ingalls 301,303 

Hydraquip Custom Systems, Inc. 414 

Knowledge Based Systems Inc  401 

Kohler Co. 315 

MARIN 302 

Napa Ltd 314 

National Shipbuilding Research Program  402,404 

Noise Control Engineering 307 

Northern Lights 400 


Oceanic Consulting 101 

Palfinger Marine 413 

Panel Specialists  507 

PANOLIN America Inc. 308 

Praeses, LLC 105 


Quickline-Ultra Marine West 211 

Rigidized Metals 415   Robert Allan Ltd 405 

SanSail Group 503 

Schoellhorn-Albrecht  310 

Scienco/Fast 203 

SGF 316 

Shipconstructor USA (SSI) 106,108 

Simplex Americas 515 

Strand7 407 

STX US Marine, Inc 311 

Summit Engineering & Design LLC 403 

Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc. 304  

The Glosten Assocites 205 

Thrustmaster of Texas 506 

Tru QC 411 

Vesconite Bearings 500   

Voith Turbo 104 

Wärtsilä North America 209  

Workboat Show & Magazine 210 







901D, LLC

Juliet Marine Systems, Inc.

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC

Kilgore Flares Co., LLC

AAI Corporation

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions


L-3 Communications

ALION Science and Technology

Life Cycle Engineering

Allied Marine Services

Lockheed Martin Corporation

American Defense International

Maersk Line, Limited

American Systems

MBDA Missile Systems


McKean Defense Group, LLC

Angle Incorporated

Mikros Systems Corporation

Atlas North America

Northrop Grumman -Aerospace Systems


Northrop Grumman- Information Systems

Aydin Displays, Inc.

Northrop Grumman- Marine Systems

Northrop Grumman- Maritime

BAE Land and Armament Division

Northrop Grumman - Undersea Systems

Barco Federal Systems, LLC


Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.

Phoenix Group

Bath Iron Works

Raytheon Company


RCT Systems, Inc

Booz Allen Hamilton

Rolls-Royce North America, Inc

Capitol Integration

RSL Fiber Systems


Saab Defense and Security USA LLC

Comark Corporation


Delex Systems Inc

Shield Technologies Corporation

DELTA Resources, Inc

SimVentions, Inc

DRS Technologies, Inc.

EADS North America

SSS Clutch Company, Inc.

Electronic Consulting Services, Inc (ECS)

Strategic Insight. Ltd.


Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc.

Fairbanks Morse Engines


Fincantieri Marine Group

Technology Service Corporation

FLIR Systems

Terma North America, Inc.

GE Marine

Textron Marine & Land Systems

General Atomics


The Boeing Company

General Dynamics NASSCO

The Potomac Advocates

Gibbs & Cox, Inc

Transformation Systems, Inc.

Gryphon Technologies

Transhield, Inc

Herdt Consulting, Inc.



Huntington Ingalls Industries

UTC Aerospace Systems

IBM Global Business Services

VSE Corporation

In-Depth Engineering

Wartsila Defense, Inc

Innovative Defense Technologies

Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc.





Hyatt Regency

Houston, Texas



Exhibitor Questions
Rob Howard +1 (561) 732-4368 or


Maritime Group

118 East 25th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10010.




Alana Anderson at 

or directly at (703) 997-6705



Alana Alissa Yoshiko Anderson
Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME)

99 Canal Center Plaza
Suite 310
Alexandria VA 22314, USA
Phone: (703) 997-6705
FAX: (703) 997-6702 







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Combat ZCC with 40kW wind gens and solar PV for 176kW total energy harvesting


The Combat ZCC with 40kW wind turbines. This is a 50 ton vessel that is elongated, but retaining the same low frontal area as with the merchant Bluefish ZZC platforms above. This battleship can be armed with a potent mix of torpedoes, SAM and Cruise missiles. The total energy harvesting capacity is around 176kW (235hp), giving an Energy Harvested to Displacement ratio (EH/D) of 3.52kW/ton (4.72hp/ton). The vessel is more efficient at collecting energy during darkness, reducing the battery storage needed, hence improving the potential payload. Larger versions of this format could be the emission free cargo ships of the future. The average cruising speed of this vessel will be higher from the longer hull 50m (163ft) hull on the waterline, giving a better speed/length ratio. The OAL is 56M (183ft). The sprint speed of this craft will be in the 20+ knot region - dependent on active hull deployment and motor specification. The cost of diesel fuel to operate this ship continuously for a year is approximately: .29gals/hp x 117 x 24 x 365 = $297,226.80 (£183,393.99) In ten years that would be $2.97M (£1.83M). Fuel for thought! 






Royal Institution of Naval Architects








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