Ship Architects, INC.



To best solve every unique challenge, we possess an array of technology with which to achieve the stated goals for each customer. As engineering standards evolve, as regulatory environments change, as customer requests vary, it is critical for us to be diverse, adaptable, and prepared. The right technology allows us to do just that.

With comprehensive software technology at our disposal, we’re always ready for each new project. Equally important, we’re dedicated to keeping pace with the forefront of technology solutions in an effort to advance our service offerings and provide the highest standards for our customers.

Included among the software technology we utilize:

 ship-constructorShipConstructor for 3-Dimensional Modeling, Lofting, Parts Nesting, Assembly and Spool Drawings

autocadAutoCAD for Drafting

navisworksNavisworks for 3D Model Review

rhinocerosRhinoceros & ORCA 3D for Hull Modeling

neinastranNEiNastran & FEMAP for Finite Element Analysis

Pipe‐Flo for Piping System Design

multiframeMultiframe 4D for Structural Analysis

maxsurfMaxsurf Pro for 3D Hull Development and Fairing

hydromaxHydroMax Pro for Hydrostatics, Longitudinal Strength, and Complete Intact/Damaged Stability Analysis

navcadNavCad for Hull Resistance & Propeller Selection

msprojectMS Project for Planning and Scheduling

msofficeMS Office Suite for Communication

Areas of Expertise

With expertise in a variety of specialties, we provide safe, functional designs that are simple to construct. Our knowledge of and hands‐on experience in shipyards, combined with our engineering skill, provides us with a well‐balanced approach to delivering effective solutions for every project.

Our services encompass seven major areas, and include:

1. Regulatory Compliance

  • USCG, IMO, ABS, DNV, LR, RINA, ClassNK, ABYC et al, rules and regulations: design compliance and production support
  • 30 year USCG Barge Calculations

2. Shipyard Production Support

  • Build Strategy Development
  • 3-Dimensional Hull, Structure, and Systems Modeling
  • Lofting, Parts Nesting, Assembly, and Spool Drawings
  • On-site Technical Assistance
  • Drawing Reviews

3. Shipyard Operations Support

  • Drydock Inspections and Certification
  • Docking, Blocking, and Lifting Calculations
  • Heavy Weather Mooring Plans
  • Heavy Lifts and Turns

4. Vessel Design

  • Specifications and Cost Estimates
  • Lines Plan Development and Fairing
  • Preliminary Stability Evaluations
  • Structural Design
  • Propulsion System Arrangement
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Electrical Systems Design 

5. Vessel Modifications

  • Structural Alterations
  • Mechanical System Alterations
  • Fire and Safety Plans
  • Arrangements of Means of Escape
  • Weight and Change in Centers of Gravity
  • “As-Built” Drawings

6. Stability

  • Incline Experiments and Deadweight Surveys
  • Stability and Load-out Analyses
  • Change in Weight and Centers of Gravity Reviews
  • Stability Booklets and Stability Letters

7. Estimating

  • Shipyard Cost Estimates
  • Material Takeoffs