For the 8th time in a row we will organize VriThink's Night Out! The event will take place on the 18th of November 2019 and is hosted by our trend platform VriThink! at the exclusive venue "Rode Hoed (Red Hat)", an old shelter-church in the city center of Amsterdam.
VriThink's Night Out is built around 14 catchy 5-minute-presentations and is held annually on the night before METS. The event offers designers, naval architects and boat builders the chance to show their fresh and creative work, ideas or concepts. This could be a finished yacht, a new design, a trend or any idea you feel our world needs to know about!
During this very stimulating evening the presenters will show 20 slides and discuss each slide in 20 seconds. Finally; no more boring lectures or tiring presentations!
Each year we offer you the experience of a dazzling range of speakers and you are warmly invited as one of our 400+ guests.
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VIDEO LINE-UP OF 2018
PATRICK NOOR - DYNAMIC MARINE SYSTEMS
AND THE WINNER IS...
In life both people as well as animals strive for as much stability as possible. We all implement this principle in our own way to achieve the intended result. Whether it concerns a private business, a drone, a video camera, a caravan, a car or a ship. Patrick Noor takes us on a journey and tells about the enormous passion he and his partner Arnold van Aken have for stability of ships and how they got inspired by their predecessors. Were these predecessors their former colleagues, friendly competitors or did they find their inspiration somewhere else? They will announce "the winner" during this year's VriThink's Night Out!
PABLO VAN DER LUGT
THE (RE)DISCOVERY OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Within a century, most commonly used building and design materials will be depleted. Yet there are various renewable, carbon negative solutions available that are merely overlooked: engineered wood and bamboo. The latest generation of wood and bamboo product can compete in performance with the best – often fossil intensive - man-made materials without compromising the environment. Learn more about wooden skyscrapers (yes we can!), engineered bamboo products substituting scarce hardwoods and a Dutch creation of full-rot proof super wood just by a novel vinegar treatment for any outdoor application including boat decking. The future is Bio-based!
MICHAEL MATHIAS - OPHARDT MARITIM
BOATBUILDING 4.0 - PASSION FOR PRECISION
Can an aluminium hull be as precise as an FRP hull? Yes, it can. Ophardt Maritim’s goal was to develop aluminium hulls capable of the same or superior tolerances as fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) hulls. Therefore we use a pre-stiffened system, in which the panels are CNC-cutted and CNC-formed to the designed shapes and then positioned onto each vessel’s chassis. Using a base jig set to exceptionally high tolerances, the panels’ seams are then robotically welded in perfect symmetry to eradicate warping. The final product is a hull with perfect geometry, which is vital in high-speed applications.
NICK DANESE - NDAR
INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) - AN EXPENSIVE PRIVILEGE BECOMES A CONSUMER PRODUCT
Crowd-sourcing, crowd-funding, open-source, Wikipedia, Alexa, WordPress, Mini, Cortana, HomePod . . . just a few of many more initiatives of the past decade that announce yet another cycle of technology-changing-society, perhaps more and faster than ever before. IoT has been around for a while but the end-user generally still remains just that, a consumer-controlled-by-the-supplier (not many know how to hack their smartphone or their washing machine). Recent R&D resulted in the first consumer-managed IoT environments being born, at the total reach of the general public. A perfect example of VriThinking, the consumer becomes master of her/his IoT destiny : think connected boats…!
SVEN KORVER - PONTIS ENGINEERING
A COMPOSITE SUPERYACHT SUPERSTRUCTURE: THE FUTURE IS NOW
Even in superyachting composites are still considered to be extraordinary. The undeniable benefits of composites, boosted by proven technology leveraged from other industries, indicate an irreversible development; so how will the advantages become favourable for Owners, Designers and Builders? Sven will take you on a journey sharing insiders expertise whilst considering solutions to overcome the major barriers, by comparing a traditional superstructure of a modern superyacht with the features of an equivalent composite version.
ROBIN DE VRIES - VRIPACK
SUPERYACHTS - WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?!
Superyachts are one of the most complex machines on earth. They are designed, engineered and built to roam the seven seas in safety and comfort. But, for an outsider a yacht mostly speaks to their imagination. Are yachts really just expensive toys or is there an deeper meaning behind these beautifully designed facades? As a designer Robin deals with this question on a daily basis. He's creating yachts that are designed to their owners wishes to answer a specific need. By putting the human in the center of the design process we are capable to think differently about the use of a yacht which results in out of the box designs that answers to the needs of the owner. So what are these demands, how can we answer them and why do you need a superyacht?
WILLEMIJN BERKHOUT - PROJECT MARCH
STAND UP AND WALK AGAIN
With passion for technology and the inspiration to help people, the multidisciplinary team Project MARCH designs and develops a new innovative and versatile exoskeleton every year. The exoskeleton is a motorized robotic harness that enables people with a spinal cord injury to stand up and walk again. The team consists of 23 highly motivated students who put their studies on hold for the duration of one year. Project MARCH believes that by improving this technology every year, exoskeletons will contribute to the quality of life of wheelchair-bound people in the future.
SOLCO REIJNDERS - DAMEN
RiPL - CO-CREATING OUR WAY THROUGH THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY
Currently the maritime industry operates very much like a chain in which each player is a link. From the child’s game 'Chinese Whispers' we know that communicating along this chain is hard. However, in the increasing complexity of products and technology, keeping everyone well connected is paramount for achieving success. To cope with this, companies schedule meeting after meeting, send hundreds of mails and spend large amounts of time. Solco will present another way of working that leverages the knowledge of the eco-system and the principle of design sprints. Reducing the time, money and resources required to develop new products. Will this be the way forward to deal with the challenges of today?
IVO VELDHUIS - MAYFAIR MARINE
THE JOURNEY TO ZERO EMISSION YACHTS & SHIPS
Air pollution from ships is now recognized as contributing to local air pollution. This important issue has generated a new wave of change in the marine industry, which will impact the yachting scene as well. Out of the large range of solutions available to reduce maritime pollution, hydrogen as a marine fuel is becoming a more popular choice as hydrogen truly gives you the option of zero emission ship propulsion. This topic is both wide and complex and Ivo intends to take you on a journey to discover this new and exciting field of ship and yacht design.
DAAN POL - ORTEGA
TAHIRA AHMED - CURVE WORKS
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL:
BIGGER, FASTER LUXURY YACHTS THAT ARE BEING BUILT RESPONSIBLY
Composite yachts provide years of pleasure but creating them compromises the environment. Unique yachts are manufactured in moulds as big as the vessels themselves. These moulds are being disposed after the production which results in a huge amount of unnecessary waste. New tooling technologies make it possible to build entire hulls from panels. This removes the need for giant disposable moulds. Future owners should know that yachts can be bigger, delivered quicker, go faster and most importantly; built responsibly.
CLAUDIO ZIMARINO - JOHN CULLEN LIGHTING
LIGHTING: DO YOU CARE?
Light is an interdisciplinary field that can improve our health and the way we live. The LED changed the industry of lighting and the world that surrounds us. This is exciting although like any other technology, if not managed properly, it can be unsafe, discomforting, irritating. So, do we care? Do we care about the best use of the LED for a better living? If yes then we should care about Lighting too. Lighting is crucial: it is a field of both science and art. It defines the relationship between the user and space. It is an interdisciplinary field: technology + human + science and we will go through some of its most interesting aspects.
Much is made of the “trickle down” benefits to the domestic car industry from Formula One and latterly Formula E. Similar benefits are often ascribed to the leisure marine industry from the America’s Cup. Andy Claughton presents how America’s Cup foiling technology found its way into a production built motor yacht for a major UK manufacturer. This was a 20 year process. Starting from a “Fast Motor Sailer” concept based on hydrofoil technology, through an America’s Cup campaign, into a prototype, and finally a foil assisted 35’ powerboat. Unusually two of the major players in this drama come from an automotive background.
SEAN MEAGHER - FORMER CAPTAIN MY LATITUDE
ADVENTURE AT ANY LATITUDE
The spirit of adventure and the will to explore are mindsets. From the ice fields of the Northwest Passage and North Pole to the volcanoes of the South Pacific and the jungles of South East Asia, with good preparation and a little luck any yacht can be an expedition vessel.