KNVTS, connected by Maritime Technology

The Royal Dutch Society of Marine Engineers (KNVTS) is enthusiastically committed to everyone with an interest in maritime engineering. With lectures, events and prestigious awards, we encourage innovation and development in marine engineering. Our 2000+ members are subject specialists and interested parties from all over the Netherlands and internationally. Are you involved in maritime engineering? Then the KNVTS is the association for you.


  • Wednesday, 4 October 2023

    Lecture: Aurelia Green Ship Concept Design & Chemgas

  • Thursday, 26 October 2023

    Presentation nominees Ship of the Year Award 2023

  • Monday, 6 November 2023

    Maritime Awards Gala 2023

  • Friday, 17 November 2023

    KNVTS Senior day

Join us, become a member!

As a KNVTS member, you benefit from unique advantages. You have access to our monthly lectures and organised excursions and events, where you can keep up to date with the latest developments and socialise with other trade specialists. You will also receive the SWZ Maritime magazine every month.

More importantly: as a member, you contribute directly to innovations and education in the maritime technology sector. Your expertise, experience and interest increase our collective knowledge. Thus, our members become the drivers of technical progress in shipping.

Ship of the Year

Every year, the KNVTS presents its Ship of the Year Award, at the Maritime Awards Gala. This prestigious award goes to a ship designed and (largely) completed in the Netherlands that stands out in technical innovation. A nomination is a wonderful compliment for the shipyard, employees, suppliers and client.

In 2022, the award went to Feadship and Royal van Lent for the superyacht Viva. The award winner excels for its energy-efficient hybrid propulsion system, striking curved glass construction and stylish, efficient design and use of materials.