HPMV' China 2003, to be held in Shanghai, will bring together representatives of the international maritime industry to present and discuss developments relating to a wide range of high performance marine vessels, including small planing craft, paramilitary vessels, passenger ferries, freight carriers and recreational craft. Monohull, multihull, ACV/SES/WIG/HYF, and novel hull designs will all be covered.
High performance marine vessels for both commercial and recreational use are being designed and built to meet a wider range of roles and more demanding operating conditions. The high-speed maritime industry is seeking to extend its operating envelopes, reduce downtime and increase reliability and safety. More reliable methods of predicting and controlling their behaviour at sea are required, as are more efficient production methods to reduce costs.