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  • About MACC 2023
  • Agenda
  • Sponsorship
  • Exhibits
  • In-Water Demos
  • Registration
  • Meeting Information
  • Call for Presentations
  • PEP Competition
  • Terms & Conditions

Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) 2023
Anchor down at MACC this June 26-28, 2023!

Need PDH? Download the form and email it to education@navalengineers.org.

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft between Government agencies and the maritime community. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations.

Since its founding in 1998, MACC has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Previous MACC symposia have covered a broad range of professional development topics including: requirements generation, boat and craft design, acquisition processes, maintenance and repair practices, logistics and training, and new technology development and integration. The shared information results in effective use of resources, opportunities for collaboration, a more knowledgeable industry-base, and best-value small boats and craft for all end-user communities.

MACC Sponsorship

Interested in showcasing/promoting your brand and supporting MACC? Many unique opportunities are available to market and showcase your company. Become a sponsor of MACC today! Please email: Sponsorships@NavalEngineers.org or call (703)836-6727 to discuss the best opportunity for your organization or to submit your application. Sponsorships can also be purchased online below.

ASNE Corporate Support Members: don't miss your opportunity for savings at MACC! ASNE Corporate Supporters will have priority for exhibit booth and in-water demonstration location selections, as well as discounts on ASNE sponsorships and exhibits based on the level of ASNE Corporate Support.

Not an ASNE Corporate Supporter and interested in becoming one? Find out more about the ASNE Corporate Support program here and join today!


Purchase Sponsorship Online (Login Required) | Download Sponsorship Application | Exhibit Hall Map (Grand & Portsmouth Ballrooms)

Logo usage for sponsoring organizations includes digital walk-in slides, sponsored function signage, various event signage, digital proceedings, event webpage with link to organization website

Platinum Sponsor

In-Water Demonstrations

Bronze Sponsor

MACC Proceedings

Copper Sponsor


There's no better place to show off your latest products and services than MACC! Submit an application today to secure your location. Applications will be processed in the order they're received, so be sure to email your application to Exhibits@NavalEngineers.org to reserve your space or purchase online below.

Exhibit Hall Map & Directory >

Purchase Booth Online (Login Required) | Download Exhibitor Application | Exhibit Hall Map (Grand & Portsmouth Ballrooms)
| Download Exhibitor Kit |

Exhibit Static Display, In-Water Demos and Tabletops STILL Available

Exhibit booths in both the Grand and Portsmouth Ballrooms are now sold out. ASNE is still accepting exhibitor applications for tabletop display spaces and booth space wait lists. Tabletop space rates and locations will be confirmed and announced shortly.


MACC 2023 Exhibit Rates:

  • Premium Exhibit Booth Rate at $3,795 SOLD OUT
  • Standard Exhibit Booth Rate at $3,495 SOLD OUT
  • Tabletop Exhibit Space Rate at $2,995
  • In-Water Demonstration Rate at $3,795
  • Static Display (Over 20') Rate at $3,495
  • Static Display (Under 20') Rate at $2,995


Exhibit booths are located in 2 separate ballrooms: The Grand Ballroom and Portsmouth Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom is located on the 1st floor and the Portsmouth is on the 2nd floor. Please contact the ASNE exhibits team if you plan on bringing heavy equipment or have questions. The freight elevator at the hotel can handle up to 4500lbs and will be 96/48/96” L/W/H. The loading dock door is about 71” and there is a freight height limit of 7’6” for inside the hotel.


Exhibitor Information

  • All booth dimensions are 8'D x 10'W
    • Each booth will come with a 6' white skirted table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, and ID sign. The exhibit halls are located in the hotel and will thus be carpeted.
    • Please see exhibitor kit for rentals, power, and A/V.
  • Each exhibitor will receive 1 full complimentary registration to attend technical sessions, speakers, and panels. Badge information for these attendees should be submitted to Exhibits@navalengineers.org no later than COB 2 June. All booth personnel badges must be registered by the exhibitor through the event registration tab. These badges are free to pre-register online.

Exhibit Dates and Times

Exhibitor Move-In: Monday, June 26th 1:00PM – 7:00PM

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, June 27th 7:00AM - 6:30PM; Wednesday, June 28th 7:00AM – 2:30PM

Exhibitor Move-Out: Wednesday, June 28th 2:30PM – 7:00PM

Lead Retrieval

ASNE has now partnered with Expopass, our new provider for event lead retrieval. Each booth point of contact will receive an invitation from Expopass to set up lead retrieval, or exhibitors can follow this simple step-by-step guide to create an account for the event. The event code will be updated and provided to exhibitors. Please see the below guides for assistance with set up and use of the lead retrieval app. ASNE does not release attendee lists for any event.

Exhibitor List & Directory >

In-Water Demos

Experience the excitement of MACC 2023's in-water demonstrations, where cutting-edge small boats and craft come to life and showcase their capabilities. From advanced combat craft to the M80 Stiletto, you'll witness firsthand the latest innovations in maritime technology. Don’t miss the participating organizations below.

MACC 2023 in-water demonstrations will take place at the docks of Fairlead Structures (201 Wavy St, Portsmouth, VA 23704). Attendees who would like to participate in the in-water demos must have a badge and wristband. Registered attendees can pick up their badge or attendees can register on-site at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel (425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA, 23704). Shuttles will be in a continuous service loop between the hotel and docks, please see the agenda for their schedule.

To receive a wristband, attendees must complete and submit the MACC 2023 boat passenger waiver to an ASNE staff member. Please note: open-toed shoes, sandals and shoes with heels are prohibited on the docks, piers, or around the In-Water Demonstration area.

Are you looking to showcase your organizations craft? Make a splash at MACC 2023 as an in-water demonstrator! With MACC’s captivated audience of government and industry leaders, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to make a lasting impression. Complete and submit an exhibitor application to Exhibits@NavalEngineers.org and secure your slip today!

In-Water Demonstrator List

Cummins Inc.
Disruptor Marine
Metal Shark
Metalcraft Marine US, Inc
Ocean Craft Marine
OXE Marine
Seakeeper, Inc.
Tideman Marine
Volvo Penta

Thank you to our In-Water Demo Sponsor!

MACC 2023 Attendee Registration

Please note, MACC technical sessions and exhibit hall will be in the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. In-water exhibits and Static displays are outdoors and much of the event focuses upon in-water exhibits. Portsmouth in June can be hot. Attendees are encouraged to prioritize comfort and safety (e.g. closed toe shoes) in their attire. No suit coats, ties, sandals, or heels. For safety reasons, proper attire will be enforced dockside. Registration is required to access all events and exhibits.




(Active Duty/Reservist Active Status (O-4 and above) and Gov. Civilians (All GS levels). No Contractors.)

(US Government: Active Duty, Reservist Active Status)

Badge pick-up and onsite registration will be at the Renaissance Hotel. Badges will not be available at the waterfront and onsite registrations will not be accepted. All attendees going to the waterfront for in-water demos must sign a waiver before being permitted on the docks. You will receive a wrist band, which must be worn at all times.

Register before Sunday, 25 June Save time & money. Now through 06/24 On-site prices start 06/25

* Registration price Includes all tech sessions, panels and presentations, breakfast, all-day snacks and reception. Lunch will not be provided.

ASNE Members* $450 $475
Attend MACC and Join ASNE*

(Annuals Dues of $96 included in price)

$546 $571
Non-ASNE Members* $650 $675
US Federal, State and Local government employees (no contractors)

(Active Duty/Reservist Active Status (O-4 and above) and Gov. Civilians (All GS levels). All state and local US

$75 $100
Foreign Government Personnel

(Registration must include applicable military title, agency/department, position and official government email address.)

$150 $175
Active Duty Junior Officers (O-1 thru 0-3), Chief Warrant Officers (CWO1-CWO5) and Enlisted (E1-E9)

(US Government: Active Duty, Reservist Active Status)

$0 $0
Full-time Undergrad Student & PEP Team participants*

(No one under the age of 18 will be permitted on the dock or on the water crafts)

$0 $0
Authors of Accepted Papers $150 $175

** Exhibit Booth Personnel Registration does not include Keynote, Panel and Technical Paper Presentations. Lunch is not provided.

Exhibitor Booth Personnel - ASNE Member (Booth must be paid in full)** $0 $0
Exhibitor Booth Personnel - Non-ASNE Member (Booth must be paid in full)** $0 $25
Exhibitor Hall Only - ASNE Member $0 $0
Exhibit Hall Only - Non-ASNE Member $20 $25

ASNE is excited to announce we now offer discounts on large group registrations!
(Restrictions apply – see below for details*)

     - Groups of 25-49 paid attendees: 10% discount
     - Groups of 50-99 paid attendees: 20% discount
     - Groups of 100-200 paid attendees: 25% discount
     - Groups over 200 paid attendees: 33% discount

*Restriction: Discount does not apply to membership and cannot be combined with other offers.  All individuals must be registered for the same event at the applicable price point and on one invoice. $0 registrations are excluded from the group count for discount purposes.
For more information, and to get your group registered, please call 703-836-6727 or email ASNEHQ@navalengineers.org

Meeting Information


MACC 2023 will be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA, 23704 with in-water demos and displays at Fairlead Structures, 201 Wavy St, Portsmouth, VA 23704. Shuttle buses will be available.

We are pleased to offer block of rooms at MACCs host Hotel,

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. The Group rate is $149.00 per night plus taxes through May 25, 2023. All sleeping rooms have floor to ceiling window views of the Elizabeth River!


To make a reservation, please click here or call Marriott reservations at (888) 839-1775 or (757) 673-3000. You must identify yourself as being with the group, MACC 2023 Conference at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate. An online booking link is coming soon.



Parking at the Hotel:


Daily parking is $1.50 an hour not to exceed $10.00. Overnight parking for hotel guests is $10.00 per day.



 Call for Presentations

Abstract Submission Deadline: May, 19 2023
Tracks: Boats and Craft; Launch and Recovery; and Student Design Experiences
Event Date: June 27-29, 2023
Location: Portsmouth, VA

Abstracts can be submitted by clicking here

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft conducted between Government agencies, Universities, Corporations (large and small) and the entire maritime community. Technical presentations at MACC are invited based upon abstract submission.  Full papers are welcome, but not required, for those selected to present based on abstract.

MACC 2023 will be offering three technical tracks:

  • Boats and Craft
  • Launch and Recovery
  • Student Design Experiences

Since its founding in 1998, the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations. In 2018, the Launch and Recovery Symposium (originally founded in 2005) was encompassed within MACC to provide an opportunity for academics, industry, and government to engage in high level discussion about platforms and launch and recovery systems all under one unified event tent.  The Promoting Electric Propulsion competition had been held in conjunction with MACC since 2018, and in recognition of the importance of student participation at this conference, we are adding a third track for students to highlight their design experiences in PEP or with other applicable projects.  Further details on the specific tracks are as follows:


MACC 2023’s Boats and Craft track will continue to explore the latest technology in small craft design, acquisition, and operations. Suggested presentation topics for the Boats and Craft track include:

  • Small Craft Design
    • Hull form, seakeeping, powering
    • Structures and materials
    • Human System Integration
    • Autonomous systems
    • Advances in small craft propulsion
    • C5ISR
    • Design for safety
  • Acquisition
    • Requirements generation
    • Acquisition strategy
    • Classification society guidance related to small craft
    • Classification society guidance related to autonomous systems
    • Risk and cost management
  • Operations
    • Total ownership costs, logistics, warranties
    • Post-pandemic supply chain impacts on operations
    • Configuration control and part commonality
    • Mission requirements
    • Operational safety
    • Managing hybrid crewed/uncrewed vehicle operations


For the MACC 2023 Launch and Recovery track, we encourage new and returning participants to present their operational experience, technological developments and current research. In addition, papers related to new concepts or processes intended to improve mission effectiveness, improve safety, reduce total ownership costs and meet new or existing regulations are encouraged. These submissions are welcome from all segments of the international marine community including but not limited to governmental naval, coast guard, environmental and natural resource management agencies; commercial shipping, construction and salvage operators; the offshore energy industry; and designers and manufacturers who support these segments. Suggested presentation topics for the Launch and Recovery track include:

  • Vessel design for launch and recovery
  • Coupled ship-aircraft air wake modeling, simulation, or experimental data
  • Ship design guidance for ship-aircraft aerodynamic interface
  • Operational performance considerations and lessons learned
  • Safety advantages and disadvantages of crewed versus remote operated versus autonomous vehicles in launch and recovery
  • Impact of crew size on launch and recovery operations, safety, human systems integration and training
  • Innovative system designs to improve launch and recovery capabilities and/or reduce life-cycle cost
  • Operational risks and mitigation strategies
  • Modeling and simulation for launch and recovery operational analyses and training
  • Certification, test and evaluation
  • Special requirements by industry area i.e. Navy and Coast Guard, offshore energy, shipping, construction and salvage, environmental and natural resource management
  • Launch and recovery in high sea states and other adverse conditions
  • Future research and development requirements
  • Overcoming obsolescence efficiently and effectively


Student authors are welcome to submit to any of the tracks for this symposium, though the MACC Student Design Experiences track provides students a dedicated platform to showcase their small craft, uncrewed, and/or autonomous vessel designs. Faculty and/or industry mentors may be co-authors on papers submitted to this track, but should not be the primary author for papers in this track.  Suggested presentation topics for the Student Design Experiences track include:

  • Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) design/build activities
  • Senior design projects related to boats and craft, uncrewed or autonomous vessels, or launch and recovery systems.
  • Academic club or team projects related to small craft design and/or construction.


Representatives from civilian government and military research, acquisition, and operational communities, as well as representatives from industry and academia are encouraged to submit abstracts on recent developments or work-in-progress by clicking here. The submission form requires the following information:

  • Title
  • Author Name(s)
  • Contact E-mail
  • Track (Boats and Craft, Launch and Recovery, Student Design Experiences)
  • Abstract

Please address questions to MACC@navalengineers.org. Accepted authors may also be invited to submit full technical papers for publication in an upcoming Naval Engineers Journal. Please refer to the ASNE Technical Paper Guidelines for further information. ASNE enthusiastically welcomes student participation and offers free registration to student authors.



Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP)

During MACC, we will be hosting the culminating competition of the Promoting Electric Propulsion 2022-2023 competition. This year, 26 teams have been building manned and unmanned craft to race for five miles on Tuesday. In addition, we will have electric-propulsion educational displays and an acceleration challenge Wednesday morning so teams can max out their outputs one more time. This program is generously supported by the Office of Naval Research (Grant #N00014-23-1-2179) through 2025. Currently, there are over 500 student engineers competing and we hope to see them back at ASNE events as professionals in the near future.

Interested in supporting? There are still PEP sponsorships available:

We are excited to host these universities at MACC. (If you would like to directly support the team, use our online donation page and add a note with "PEP" and the college of your choice.)

Washington College United States Naval Academy
Texas A&M North Carolina State
Old Dominion University William & Mary
Stevens Institute University of Connecticut
University of Pittsburgh Christopher Newport University
Johns Hopkins University University of Rhode Island
North Carolina A&T University of Maryland
University of Michigan e-Jetski University of Wisconsin - Madison
Virginia Tech Florida Atlantic University
Princeton University Florida Institute of Technology
University of Georgia Catholic University of America
University of Kentucky Manned & Unmanned Teams Princeton Manned & Unmanned Teams

For more details, see the Promoting Electric Propulsion page or email us, education@navalengineers.org.

Terms and Conditions

The following applies to all American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) events unless otherwise noted. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice. 

ASNE reserves the right to reject any application or registration application.

By attending an ASNE event, virtually, or in person, each participant consents to being filmed, photographed and recorded during and in connection with the meeting and consents to the use or publication of such recordings in connection with any promotional, educational or professional purposes.

Each participant releases ASNE and its Council members, directors, officers, employees, or agents from any and all liability arising from the recordings or their uses, including for infringement of proprietary rights, invasion of privacy, defamation or any other cause of action, and waives any right to inspect or approve such recordings and any and all rights to payment of royalties in connection therewith.

Attendee Registration

*Submission of registration, whether online or via email, fax, phone, mail or in-person constitutes registration and agreement with these Terms & Conditions. Registration attendee requests will be vetted through U.S. government entities.

*Rates selected by attendees during registration will be verified. If an incorrect rate-type has been selected and paid, the attendee will be invoiced for the proper amount. Individuals may receive a credit for overpayment. Attendees are responsible for additional payment if they registered under an unauthorized registration category. 
*e.g.: If a non-ASNE Member or non-government personnel registers and paid as an ASNE member or government member, the registration is not valid until the correct registration status is paid.

*In the event a credit card is declined, or a check is returned, the registrant must provide payment no later than 14 business days prior to the event, OR within 14 business days of notification (whichever is sooner), or the registration will be cancelled.

*In the instance a Purchase Order (PO) Number is not received, or payment is not obtained for any other reason, the individual or organization is still responsible for payment unless a written cancellation is submitted in accordance with the cancellation policy.

*All cancellations and transfers must be submitted in writing. ASNE reserves the right to deny registration application requests.

Exhibit & Sponsorship Purchase

Submission of exhibit or sponsorship application, whether in-person, on-line, via email, fax, phone, or mail constitutes agreement with the following Terms & Conditions.

A 50% minimum deposit for both sponsorships and exhibit booths / table-tops (including virtual exhibit booths) are due at the time of reservation.

Deposits provided on-site as part of the presale of next ASNE Symposia exhibits or sponsorships provide the organization the reservation for a potential exhibit location or specific sponsorship for that next symposium.

Pre-sale (on-site) organizations that provide paid-in-full payments are the only ones guaranteed their exhibit location or specific sponsorship. An organization that does not provide full payment at the on-site (presale), or before the early bird pricing paid-in-full deadline date, revert to full exhibit, table-top, or in-water / live demo pricing.


A premium exhibit booth standard rate is $3,995.

An organization has the following options:

*Paid-in-full Pre-sale (on-site) price: $3,195 ($800 Discount Saving$) [Pricing only provided for example/comparison purposes].

** Note: To receive Pre-sale (on-site) pricing, full payment must be received before the close of that year’s Symposium.

** Note: If only a deposit was provided at the pre-sale, that amount will be applied against Early Bird Pricing for Exhibit Booth.

*Early Bird Pricing: $3,595 ($400 Discount Saving$)

**Note: To Receive Early Bird pricing, full payment mustbe received and processed by the last day of Early Bird pricing deadline. If full payment not received, pricing reverts to standard exhibit booth pricing.

** Note: If a deposit was provided, that amount will be applied against standard Pricing for Exhibit Booth.

The above example provided for notional premium exhibit booth standard rate of $3,995.

Until full payment of an exhibit or sponsorship is received, ASNE retains the right to offer the sponsorship or exhibit location to other interested parties.

Upon acceptance by ASNE of an application, accompanied by a payment in full, or a deposit, it shall be a contract between the applying organization and ASNE; with provisions that either party may cancel this contract, but with the understanding that cancellation fees will apply. 

*Note: If cancellation of an exhibit or sponsorship is requested, written notice of such cancellation must be sent and received prior to the event as outlined below. The amount of the deposit paid may be refunded, and is contingent upon the following details:

  1. If the organization is an ASNE Corporate Support Member
  2. If the cancellation notification is made in writing
  3. The percentage refunded is based upon the number of days prior to the event.


Cancellation Fees Details:


*For ASNE Corporate Support Members:

**Full Exhibitor deposit refunds can be provided to ASNE Corporate Support Members. Request for exhibitor deposit payment must be in writing 31 days or greater prior to the start of the Symposium, At 30 days or less, only transfer of deposit to a future symposia, or another ASNE event or professional program is authorized.

*ForNon-ASNE Corporate Supporter Members:

*Symposium Exhibitor cancellation fee of 25% of the paid amount will be charged if the sponsorship is cancelled 121 days or greater prior to the symposium.

*Symposium Exhibitor Cancellation 120 days thru 90 days prior to the event will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the paid amount.

*Symposium Exhibitor Cancellation 89 days thru 31 days prior to the event will result in a cancellation fee of 75% of the paid amount.

*Symposium Exhibitor Cancellation 30 days or less prior to the start of a Symposium event (including virtual Symposia) will result in loss of paid amount.


*For ASNE Corporate Support Members:

*Full Sponsorship deposit refunds can be provided to ASNE Corporate Support Members.

*Request for full refunds must be in writing 31 days or greater prior to the start of the Symposium. At 30 days or less, only transfer of deposit to a future symposia, another ASNE event, or professional program is authorized.

*For Non-ASNE Corporate Supporter Members:

*Cancellation of a sponsorship 121 days or greater prior to the start of a Symposium will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.
*Cancellation of a sponsorship 120 days thru 90 days prior to the event will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the paid amount.
*Cancellation of a sponsorship 89 days thru 31 days prior to the event will result in a cancellation fee of 75% of the paid amount.
*Cancellation of a sponsorship 30 days or less prior to the start of a Symposium event (including virtual Symposia) will result in loss of paid amount.

Thank You to our Sponsors!