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.


  • Thursday, 27 June 2024

    TekTalk: Unmanned vehicles in Naval Warfare

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.

The winner of the 2023 Ship of the Year Award is the Canopée, an innovative open-top RoRo vessel built by Neptune Marine.