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Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Safety compliance and financial considerations make their way into every aspect of ship design and operation. The most critical consideration of every boat design decision is how it will affect the safety of the vessel. The Horizon team of marine engineers and naval architects is well versed in SOLAS, Class, Flag, and Port State rules and regulations, plus we know how to keep your vessel within maritime compliance. Members of our team have worked for major classification societies for many years and are well qualified to advise on all regulatory matters. We always create ship designs to the applicable standards, and we can usually quickly produce documentation to support the requirements of regulatory agencies.

Lightship Surveys and Inclining Experiments

Load Lines

Stability Calculations

Damage and Pre-purchase Surveys

Marine Survey & Regulatory Compliance Services

Lightship Surveys and Inclining Experiments

As a vessel is used and maintained, equipment added and removed, and the hull possibly modified, the stability characteristics of the vessel can change. Regulatory agencies require periodic measurements of certain aspects of stability, which may be satisfied by performing a lightship survey, or in more difficult cases, an inclining experiment. Horizon can perform stability tests and prepare the necessary reports for submission.

Load Lines

Almost all seagoing vessels of 24 meters or more in length must have an international load line certificate. This is a critical safety document.  Although load line certificates must be issued by a recognized authority, Horizon Naval Architects can assist with preparation of the vessel and documentation for review. 

Stability Calculations

Horizon can conduct intact and damage stability calculations and prepare the stability book for submission to the appropriate agencies. Call us today to find out what we need to get started. Our number is 1-954-727-3570.

Damage and Pre-purchase Surveys

Horizon’s naval architects, marine engineers, and surveyors have many years of experience in evaluating all manner of vessels.  We can assess the extent of damages in cases of collision, fire, grounding, or catastrophic weather, and provide guidance on repairs.  Horizon also conducts pre-purchase and condition surveys and will provide detailed reports and recommendations of remedies for unsatisfactory findings.

Additional Services We Provide

Ship Design

Ship Design

When the time comes for you to have the ship you have always dreamed of, turn to the team of naval architects and marine engineers here at Horizon Naval Architects. We will listen to your specific requirements and design a vessel that will have all the functionality you need.

Refit & Repair

Refit & Repair

Do you need to repair or alter your ship? If so, then we can help. We can help with small and large size refitting and repair projects. Our team of marine engineers and naval architects can help with layout changes, upgrades, and full repairs as necessary.

Forensic & Expert Witness Services

Forensic & Expert Witness Services

Any time part of a ship fails, it is important to discern why. Here at Horizon Naval Architects, we can look over the damage and breakdown what happened. Should you need it, we can even become expert witnesses for you. Call to find out more!

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