April 10-12, 2018 / New Orleans, LA

Conference Guide

The WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference is the only educational series dedicated solely to the needs of the owners, port captains, fleet managers, engineers, and mechanics responsible for keeping America’s commercial vessels in service and working hard.

This full conference day of 15 educational sessions across three tracks focuses on marine maintenance issues including regulatory updates, structure and hull, and power and propulsion. This extensive program of presentations, panel discussions and roundtables will give you and your operations crew the information, ideas and connections you need to navigate commercial vessel maintenance.


Conference Tracks

Structure & Hull

The best engineers, builders, and fixers all share a common belief: something good – and even something great – can always be better. This series brings that search for better solutions to the area of structure & hull maintenance. Learn strategies to optimize the quality of your welding, paint application, corrosion prevention, and more. Because there’s always room to improve.  

Power & Propulsion

The technology that powers America’s commercial fleets is changing faster than ever – presenting a unique challenge to the crews in charge of maintaining vessel motors and fuel systems. Join WorkBoat and the leaders in fuel and propulsion technology as we discuss the most effective ways to prevent equipment failure and maintain a reliable, high-powered, high-tech fleet.  

Regulatory Updates

If there’s anything you can count on changing as quickly – and as disruptively – as technology, its government regulation. EPA Tier 4, Coast Guard Subchapter M, and other new industry rules mandate fundamental changes in vessel equipment and operations. Fortunately, there’s time to plan and prepare. These sessions were designed to bring you up to speed on the regulations you need to work with, and how to do so in a way that keeps your business moving full steam ahead.  



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