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Naval architecture and engineering projects

On a ship that’s built right, every part is placed purposively. In the world of yachts it’s about exclusivity, refinement and perfection. Our engineers will make sure your ideas fall into place perfectly. 

Talk to us for advice on all of technical aspects like regulations, features and navigability. We can pick up at any stage of yacht and ship design.

Stage 1

Preliminary and concept design

Collaborate with us on designs, layouts and construction. You can count on solid advice on technical aspects: regulations, features and navigability. We will translate ideas to visualizations and put options side by side. MasterShip will gladly help to make your proposal complete – and get that signature.

  • Set up specifications and general arrangement
  • Advice on construction principles
  • Calculate budget and lead time
  • Shortlist the best fitting builders
  • Visualize layouts with 3D renderings
Stage 2

Basic design

The engineering part truly starts with the basic design. Feedback and modifications will be frequent at this stage.
The assistance of an experienced MasterShip engineer, ensures you can quickly deal with questions and issues that come up in the process.

  • Construction plan, class drawings
  • Arrangements drawings
  • Interiors
  • Schematics for piping and HVAC
  • Weight calculations
  • Stability and resistance (CFD)
  • FEM analyses
Stage 3

Detailed design

Transition smoothly from detailed design to work preparation within the MasterShip software ecosystem. No need to redo design work: our production suite translates an initial or basic design to production information. This suite contains the tools you need for further detailing the parts and the design.

  • Key features for fluent production:
  • Shape: generate a 1:1 faired and detailed 3D surface model.
  • Construction: create a 3D production model for all parts.
  • Expansions: make double and single curved hull expansions
  • Piping: design piping, HVAC and electrical cabling
    (Plant 3D Autodesk)
  • Nesting: nesting and NC coding
  • Organiser: reports, parts lists, purchase list
Stage 4

Production design

Our office ‘smells like steel’, a respected customer remarked. We know the shopfloor!

Both fast and flawless, we provide all documents needed for the production of yachts and ships. Starting from the approved 3D models, we leave nothing to the interpretation of the builders. We provide a check and approval workflow through our MasterShip software.

  • Workshop drawings
  • Hull expansions
  • Profile cutting lists
  • Purchase lists
  • Nesting and NC coding
  • Iso’s and spools
  • 3D workshop information
Stage 5

Shipbuilding assistance

Coming into the final stage, we know the designs inside and out. By fulfilling the role of shipbuilding assistant, we will help you avoid ad hoc solutions made on the dock. From simply being available as a helpdesk for the casco builder, to outsourcing an engineer for on-site shipbuilding support: you can count on MasterShip all the way to the champagne.

  • Advice on logistic planning 
  • Assure parts traceability 
  • Find equipment suppliers
  • Provide quality control 
We are proud to have contributed to
750+
exceptional projects to date

The MasterShip route

Working on yachts and ships since 1986, we have developed a signature workflow that is both thorough and effective. Involve our engineers in any phase of ship design and navigate effectively towards a successful ship building project.  

Get in contact

We will quickly give you an estimate on your project.