Finalist Maritime Innovation Award!

PRESS RELEASE: Smart-Ship Nominated for the Maritime Innovation Award 2023 for Revolutionary Haptic Ship Controls

Delft, Netherlands – September 4, 2023 – Smart-Ship, a pioneer in maritime technology, is very excited to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Maritime Innovation Award 2023. The company’s ground-breaking achievement in the field of haptic ship controls has garnered widespread recognition for its potential to revolutionize the maritime industry.

Smart-Ship has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to pursue their mission of enabling a sustainable maritime future. Their revolutionary haptic ship controls have been implemented to enhance safety, efficiency and sustainability on several vessels. By combining cutting-edge technology with a deep understanding of maritime operations, Smart-Ship’s haptic controls offer a transformative approach to ship navigation and control.

Haptic technology, often associated with virtual reality and gaming, enables users to interact with the digital world through touch and tactile feedback. Smart-Ship has implemented their haptic technology on ship controls to increase situational awareness during maritime operations. This results in both increased safety and sustainability during maritime operations.

Key value adds

Key features of Smart-Ship’s haptic ship controls include:

  1. Precise Control for Sustainable Navigation:
    • The haptic controls offer an unparalleled level of precision, allowing operators to make optimal decisions with regards to sustainable vessel operations.
  2. Situational Awareness for Safer Voyages:
    • Through tactile feedback, operators receive crucial information about the ship’s status, environmental conditions, deviations from safe operating parameters and potential obstacles, enhancing overall situational awareness.
  3. Reduced Workload and Enhanced Automation:
    • The intuitive nature of the controls reduces the cognitive load on operators, enabling them to make faster decisions and execute manoeuvres more effectively.
  4. Adaptability and Future-Ready Innovation:
    • Smart-Ship’s haptic controls are designed to be adaptable to various vessel types, sizes, and configurations ensuring a seamless integration into different maritime operations both onboard and from shore control centres, reducing the need for on-site crews and enhancing operational efficiency.

The nomination

The Maritime Innovation Award recognizes exceptional contributions that advance the maritime industry through technological innovation. Smart-Ship’s nomination is a confirmation that the maritime industry is ready to move towards a sustainable future, and that the company’s commitment has placed them at the forefront of this transformation.

“We are truly honoured to be nominated for the Maritime Innovation Award 2023,” said Roy, CEO of Smart-Ship “Our haptic ship controls represent a significant leap forward in how ships are operated and controlled. This recognition underscores the tireless efforts of our talented team and their dedication to shaping the future of maritime technology.”

The Maritime Innovation Award

The winner of the Maritime Innovation Award 2023 will be announced at the upcoming Maritime Awards Gala in November, where leaders, innovators, and experts from the maritime industry gather to celebrate advancements and discuss the future of maritime technology.




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Brent Kok

Smart-Ship B.V.


Phone: +31 6 20364021


About Smart-Ship:

Smart-Ship is a Netherlands-based maritime technology company at the forefront of innovation in ship controls and navigation systems. With a deep understanding of both maritime operations and cutting-edge technology, Smart-Ship aims to revolutionize the industry by enhancing safety, sustainability, and operator experience through their ground-breaking haptic ship controls. For more information, visit

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