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New Ship Design

Horizon provides new ship designs, as well as creative ship system designs to meet the performance, cost, and aesthetic goals of our clients. We believe that it is critical to carefully study the requirements of each new project and to evaluate multiple design concepts before committing to an implementation path. Once a concept is chosen, we then move quickly to fill in the details, using a variety of state of the art design, engineering, and simulation tools.

New Vessels

Advanced Ship Systems

Custom Technical Solutions

Technical Specification Review

Simulations

Owner's Representation

Ship Design Services

New Vessels

All new ship designs start with an idea. Horizon can take that idea and turn it into a finished ship or yacht. We go through a series of iterative steps to develop a concept design to our client’s satisfaction. We then create the hull, arrangement, and machinery designs. We use the latest CAD tools to produce 3D models, and we perform extensive simulations to verify the performance of the hull and machinery. Finally, we produce a complete specification and drawing package for the ship builder of our client’s choosing. To find out what we would need to get started, call us at 1-954-727-3570

Advanced Ship Systems

A modern vessel is a system of systems. The systems may include propulsion, steering, electrical, hydraulic, sanitary, stabilization, air conditioning, and many other functions. Vessels’ systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated. They can provide exceptional capabilities, but they are also becoming more complex and interconnected. Horizon Naval Architects takes a holistic view of shipboard systems, and our marine engineers work hard to simplify where possible, so we can wring more functionality from fewer systems.

Custom Technical Solutions

Horizon Naval Architects designs custom equipment for unique requirements. Our naval engineers can create specialized systems to operate above or below the water surface.

Technical Specification Review

Horizon provides naval engineering services to review proposed technical specifications written by others for accuracy and completeness. Specifications are critical contract documents, and as such, should be thoroughly reviewed by trained and licensed marine engineers competent in the field.

Simulations

Computer and software advances have made it possible to simulate the performance of vessels at sea and the machinery which propels them. Horizon Naval Architects uses high performance computers and commercial, open source and internally developed software to simulate fluid flows (CFD), propeller performance, and other machinery operation. These simulations allow us to refine our ship designs to achieve maximum performance.

Owner's Representation

Once a new ship build is committed, it is critical that the owner have a representative with strong technical and marine engineering capabilities to monitor the build process. Horizon can even provide representation and oversight services for builds on which Horizon was not the designer of record.

Additional Services We Provide

Refit & Repair

Refit & Repair

There is more to ship refitting and repair than just making a ship look nicer. It can involve making the ship safer, adding in new forms of naval technology, and even things like interior layout changes. Horizon can help with these and more.

Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Regular marine vessel inspection provides a lot of information. Each vessel needs to be checked for safety, wear, and compliance. The naval engineers here at Horizon can come out and inspect your vessels whenever you need.

Forensics & Expert Witness Services

Forensics & Expert Witness Services

Do you believe a boating accident or ship problem was caused by faulty equipment? Let us come out and check. Horizon Naval Architects can inspect the damage, determine the causes, and even be an expert witness in court when necessary.

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