This document is intended for students who are considering participation in the Maritime RobotX Challenge. The document provides references to overviews of engineering and organizational considerations for designing, building, and operating a vehicle for this event. Development of a maritime system requires knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines, as well as good organizational and execution skills. The Naval Engineering Support Team (NEST) primer, referenced heavily in this and the associated documents, provides a brief overview of these topics to acquaint readers with the subjects, knowledge, and skills important to competitive teams, as well as practical tips and advice based on experience developing and operating AUVs. References in this guide are intended to provide a starting point for RobotX competitors’ exploration of these fields, not a prescriptive guide to implementation.