June 26, 2023

See you at MACC?

Anchor down at MACC 2023! Our team will be attending ASNE’s Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) June 26 – 28 in Portsmouth, VA. You can find us in the Portsmouth Ballroom, Booth #204.

DLBA’s very own Maggie Maguire will lead a presentation delivering valuable insight into operator and engineer perspectives on required definition during the initial design phase when transforming top level requirements into a feasible design.  This presentation intends to “provide an operator’s and engineer’s perspectives on these processes and discusses how these two parties must interact, communicate, and potentially compromise to finalize a practical and successful design.” You won’t want to miss this one!

The presentation will begin at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday, June 27th in the Exhibit Hall. More information on attending our presentation can be found here.

At DLBA, we’ve seen an increase in interest in small commercial and military craft with large lifting requirements.  As we’ve come through numerous design and engineering efforts, we have observed incompatibility of some specifications and performance of small craft that we intend to highlight current challenges with lifting specifications.

Join us to learn more as DLBA’s Jonathan Soja and Brent Hill present “Lifting Stability of Small Craft: Existing Standards, Industry Gaps, and Recommended Criteria” at the upcoming MACC conference.

The presentation will be included in paper Session 3 beginning at 8:00 am EDT on Wednesday, June 28th in the Exhibit Hall. More information on attending the conference can be found here.


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.

The presentation will begin at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday, June 27th in the Exhibit Hall. More information on attending our presentation can be found here.

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