Naval Architecture Naval Vessel Design

Naval architecture

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Key contact

Noel Tomlinson - SSD

Head of Business Development

Southampton, UK

+44 (0)23 8022 6655

Naval architecture

Whatever the challenge, we bring a wealth of experience to every naval architecture project along with the resources to create marine designs that are practical, efficient and effective. Our expertise is evident in our broad portfolio of in-service designs covering all hull types, speed regimes, propulsion systems and construction materials.

Our naval architecture services include:


This extensive experience helps us to deliver exceptional naval architecture at any stage of a project, from early concept and feasibility studies, contract and class-level design to detailed production engineering, commissioning and refit. Working across all stages of design, production, commissioning and refit, we can advise on the correct level of scope and project structure necessary to deliver maximum added value and minimise technical risk and engineering cost.

Our Naval Architects have an established reputation as leaders in the field of hull form development. They combine our breadth and depth of experience in the yacht, commercial and naval markets to deliver designs that are optimised for good sea-keeping ability, low resistance, high propulsive efficiency and exceptional range. Our proven design portfolio extends far beyond conventional monohulls and includes specialist hull forms such as catamarans, SWATHs, hydrofoils and air-cushioned vessels.

We are continually researching and developing new and novel hull forms and have developed and trialled numerous innovative multihulls, hybrid SWATH, monohull and catamaran designs.

Our experience in configuring conventional, unusual and high-tech propulsion systems coupled with the integration of stabilisation and dynamic positioning systems, allows us to provide high-level capability for the most demanding of vessel owners and operators.