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Boat & Yacht Refit & Repair

Ship refitting can be as simple as moving a bulkhead or adding a hatch, or as complex as cutting a vessel in half and inserting an extension. In most cases, even extensive changes to the layout or form of a vessel are significantly less costly than a new ship purchase. Horizon provides boat design and refit management that ranges from simple to nearly impossible. Call us for help with the design, engineering, and project management services to complete refits and repairs effectively.

Hybrid Conversions

Repowering

Propulsion Optimization

Marine Electrical System Design Modifications

Layout Changes

3D Laser Scanning and Modeling

Ship Refit & Repair Services

Hybrid Conversions

Hybrid and all-electric marine propulsion systems have proven to be extremely effective at minimizing fuel consumption and noise. In the right application, a hybrid propulsion system can also reduce the size of engines required, eliminate nighttime generator operation, and simplify maintenance. When it comes time to repower, it is an excellent idea to consider conversion to a modern hybrid propulsion system as one of your options.

Repowering

Changing the main propulsion engines can range from very simple to extremely complicated. For a simple upgrade to powerplants of the same manufacturer and power, the process is easy – although in many cases it requires cutting access holes in the hull or superstructure. For increases or decreases in power, a thorough technical analysis must be performed. This includes simulations, propeller design, hydrostatic analysis, and system integration studies.

Propulsion Optimization

Two of the most critical performance characteristics of any vessel are how fast it can go and how much fuel it burns in doing so. Horizon Naval Architects use sophisticated CFD (computational fluid dynamics) tools and in-house developed software to study the hull and running gear interaction in order to adjust the ship design for maximum performance.

Marine Electrical System Design Modifications

A refit is an excellent opportunity to add advanced control and monitoring capability to existing marine systems. These technologies make it possible to control functions throughout the vessel from one or more locations, including ashore. By recording and analyzing telemetry data, we can use it to predict possible equipment failures and prevent catastrophes. Horizon has a deep background in advanced instrumentation, control, and telemetry
systems. Ask us to show how you can improve operations  efficiency, reliability and safety through remote monitoring and control.

Layout Changes

There are times where a ship remodel becomes necessary. In the majority of cases, even significant ship remodeling is less expensive than a new ship purchase. Here at Horizon Naval Architects, we can provide ship design modifications while analyzing the impact to the structure of your ship. We can even work with a ship or yacht interior designer to help with style and detailing, if desired. Call us today at 1-954-727-3570 to find out more.

3D Laser Scanning and Modeling

Often there is missing or inaccurate documentation when it comes to ship design and builds. If that is the case, the naval architects here at Horizon use in-house, precision 3D laser scanning to re-create the base drawings. We use various advanced CAD tools to create 3D models of changes, from which, photorealistic images can be produced for approval.

Additional Services We Provide

Ship Design

Ship Design

When our clients need new ship design, we take our time to listen to their needs. The only way to get a ship that works for our clients is to communicate with them about what they want and need, and creating boat designs based off that information. 

Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Ensuring ship compliance is incredibly important. There are many safety aspects that must be monitored. Plus, there are deadlines to have these compliance issues corrected. Turn to us here at Horizon Naval Architects for help.

Forensic & Expert Witness Services

Forensic & Expert Witness Services

Having an expert witness be able to explain a structural or material fault in a marine vessel can help you should you need to file a lawsuit. Call us here at Horizon. We can survey the ship and give you our professional opinion on what led to the problem at hand.

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