Engineering for Yachting industry

The Netherlands is famous for its outstanding and specialized yacht building industry. With the worldwide economy picking up this market is benefiting from orders for new designs or modifications and additions to existing yachts.

Centuries of ship building, traditional values of craftsmanship, the latest technologies and cutting edge engineering are all ingredients that result in the Dutch yachting sector delivering world class yachts that are recognizable throughout the world. Yachts delivered by the Dutch yards are renowned for the high levels of craftsmanship and overall quality, a vital part of the process is the engineering phase of the yacht, maintaining the designers esthetics will ensuring technical feasibility is always a challenge.

Saltwater Engineerings founding fathers have a strong track record in the yachtbuilding industry. A track record that has resulted in significant orders from (nearly) all major yachtbuilders. Few examples are Alblasserdam Yachtbuilding (Oceanco), Heesen Yachtbuilders, Feadship and Amels. Also companies supplying these shipyards are accounted for, a few examples are Yachtglass and Brabant Snijtechniek. Our team of highly skilled and enthusiastic engineers are available to undertake a wide variety of works.

  • Structural calculations
  • 2d/3d engineering/drafting
  • 3d visualisation/ships model design
  • Finite elements analysis
  • Wave load analysis
  • Design and Development of new builds
  • FMEA
  • Feasibility studies
  • Tender support
  • System diagrams
  • Product data (Nesting)
  • Build specifications
  • Seakeeping/RAO analysis
  • Hull form development
  • Power/resistance
  • Intact- and damage
  • Stability ship manuals (SOPEP, SMPEP, CSM, BWMP, P&A, ETB, etc.)
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Sander Broekmeulen

Naval Architect, Specialist Yachting Engineering

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Case study

Specialized engineering

Yacht owners and shipyards often require modifications to their vessels, from integrating a large Jacuzzi on the sun deck to accommodating a touch and go landing area for various helicopter types or actually extending the vessel to create a longer sleeker design. All these variations involve complex engineering solutions in order to maintain both esthetics and structural integrity of the vessel. Saltwater has amassed a wealth of experience in the yachting industry from our close working relationship with several Dutch yacht builders.