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The annual fair "Odessa Boat Show" took place in Odessa at 15 - 18 of April 2004. It was anticipated by international science-practical conference "Main tendencies of tourism and yachting in Black Sea region". Our design and engineering bureau took part in both events. Sergey Miroshnik, chief designer of ProLine bureau, made a report about the application of 3-D modeling technologies in yacht design. Thesis of his report available HERE. The reports of other participants of the conference are in the official catalogue of fair, issued by its organizers.
According to the name, the conference was dedicated to yachting, yachtbuilding and perspectives of yacht tourism development in the region. Much attention was paid to safety of the yachts, starting from adjusted design decisions and supervision of Classification Societies to the rescue of wrecked yacht. One of the biggest problems of Ukrainian yachtbuilding today is the absence of special concept of the yacht in regulation rules for ship construction. Yachts are the special vessels where rules for conventional vessels cannot be used.
The conference was finished by the unveiling of Boat Show 2004, then most of conference' participants allocated at their stands, and ProLine was not the exception. We presented the projects recently carried out by our bureau: motor yacht of representing class OB 47, classic motor yacht LINE 36, sailing-motor yacht LINE 156 and a pearl of collection - high speed aluminum motor yacht SpeedLINE 40. Despite of presence on boat show of world's leading yachtbuilders - Princess, Cabo Rico Yachts, Bayliner - ProLine wasn't lost against their background. And even more, the high-level computer graphics - the distinctive feature of our design and engineering bureau, attracted the attention of many visitors.
Four days of fair were useful; there were a lot of interesting meetings and propositions, from people and organizations interested in cooperation with dynamically developing design and engineering structure.
ProLine was awarded by the Diploma for the participation in "Odessa Boat Show 2004" fair.
A little distress was a small comparatively with previous exhibitions amount of participants and therefore small area assigned for Boat Show this year. But we hope that the growth of interest to yachting in Ukraine and in the world will increase the number of those who want to take part in this interesting event.
Odessa said us goodbye with beautiful sunny weather and quiet sea, thus inviting us to come back next year.

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