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Patrol Craft

  • Principle design engineer in the development of a 40 knot, 9.0m Patrol Boat for Military and Commercial duties
  • GRP construction with bow ramp, four point lifting arrangement, deck tracking system for maximum modular capability, vertical jacking outboards for performance enhancement and shallow water running. This vessel represents the current thinking in manned small patrol boat design.

5 Axis CNC Pattern Machining

  • Design and preparation of 3D surfaces for full size 5 axis CNC machining
  • 11 patterns nested into 7 units machined and transported within 2 weeks of issuing surface models - less time than would take to prepare drawings for conventional pattern fabrication.

Coastal Club Rowing Boat C123X+

  • Concept and design of a variable crew coastal club rowing boat
  • Principle role is for club rowing when crew numbers fall short of rowing larger coastal rowing boats and gigs. The boat can be sculled as a single, double, triple, coxed single or coxed double making her an extremely useful club boat.
  • Structured for epoxy bonded lapstrake plywood and painted finish for club members or professional build.

Commercial Landing Craft

  • Principle design engineer in the development of an 8.5m Commercial Landing Craft suitable for general duties, fire control, oil spill response, emergency rescue, police patrol, fish farming, remote settlement supplies, etc.
  • Structure in aluminium with CNC cutting profiles for rapid assembly.
aluminium landing craft

Hydroplaning Motorbike

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer in the development of a hydroplaning motorbike for a TV based stunt
  • Severe restrictions in design due to high speed water entry, no added buoyancy or modifications to the standard bike

Unmanned Vehicle

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer in the development of an extreme terrain suspension and chassis system for a UK based development company
  • Design brief included full articulation, oscillation and vertical obstacle capability

Recreational Rowing Boat

  • Design and production engineering for a new slide seat recreational rowing boat
  • Manufacture of pattern and mould tooling with future capacity for resin injection moulding
  • Development of cast alloy folding rigger arrangement

Recreational Rowing Boat

Sport Angling Boats

  • Design of a range of recreational angling boats for production. Manufactured in FRP incorporating modern design with traditional lines
  • Design of 3D tooling for conventional and CNC tool manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for subcontract manufacturing in Lithuania
  • Responsible for marketing, advertising, sales as well as engine and navigational electronics package installation
Westport Marine Pilot6

40 Passenger Amphibious Tour Vehicle

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer for the design and development of a commercial city based slow speed amphibious tour vehicle for a non-UK client
  • The design brief for this vehicle included economy of build and operation resulting in the use of ‘off the shelf’ components fitted to a conventional GRP hull.  The final product being simple in manufacture but striking in appearance.

4.7m Recreational RIB

  • Principle Design Engineer assisting South African Boat Builders in the development of a new RIB hull form and structural design
  • For this particular RIB design we supplied the builders with the basic hull lines & structural details giving them exactly what they required for a minimum outlay

 

RIB Kit

50 passenger Amphibious Ferry

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer responsible for design from concept to detailed design, self-jigging steel/aluminium kit and build support for UK client
  • Liaising with certifying authority for passenger certification.
  • Commissioning of vessel systems.
  • This vehicle being used during winter months to service an island community and has proved to be an extremely seaworthy and reliable vehicle. Used daily through beach surf and capable of emergency service.  The vehicle specification includes steel/aluminium fabrication, twin diesel/propeller propulsion, full off-road capability and passenger carrying certification.
Amphibious Ferry

6.0m Electric Launch

  • Development of electric launch from concept through to build drawings in association with TW Design
  • Work completed included concept and final arrangements, lines plan, weight estimate, powering calculations, structural calculations, scantling section and machinery installation with supporting calculations

Electric Launch

24 Passenger Pontoon Ferry

  • Assisted builders in preparation of weight estimate
  • Prepared and submitted stability booklet for passenger certification
  • Provided technical support to builders to achieve MCA Passenger Certification
Pontoon Ferry

23' Classic Launch

  • Design development for a Cedar Strip, light weight Classic Launch for cruising
  • 5 berth, 18 knots with 60hp outboard and long range requirements
  • Development of pre-cut, interlocking plywood structural frame and fitout kit minimising weight, build time and material waste
23' Classic Launch Plans

40 Multi-Role Amphibious Vehicle

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer for the design and development of a multi-role rescue amphibious vehicle for a non-UK client
  • The design brief for this vehicle included reliability and safe operation in remote flooded rural areas for delivery of supplies and evacuation of casualties as well as general supply vehicle during non-flooding periods
Rescue Amphibian

200-500 Tonne Self Elevating Platforms

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer for development of modular lift platforms used in the marine offshore sector.
  • Design development included a modular system allowing multiple units to be transported as containers, assembled locally and self powered to jacking site. 
  • Detail design included Operating & Design Conditions, Modular Deck, Legs, Jacking & Locking Mechanism, Structural and FE Analysis, Load Line & Stability and Development of a Patented Pontoon Locking Mechanism.
Modular Jackup Platform

40, 75 & 100 Tonne Self Elevating Platforms

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer for development of modular lift platforms used in the marine civil engineering sector.
  • NA & Survey support to existing Fleet including intact & damage stability, load line, service conditions, MCA & HS compliance
  • Vessel Structural & Operational Upgrading including re-design of legs, jacking mechanism, hull structure, etc.
Smal Jackup Unit

40 Passenger High Speed Amphibious Tour Vehicle

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer for the research, design and development of a commercial city based high speed amphibious tour vehicle for non-UK client
  • This project involved research, design and testing culminating in the manufacture of production tooling.  The vehicle specification included advanced composite structure, waterjet propulsion, 26 knot performance and full marine/land passenger carrying certification. 
Fast Amphibious City Tours

28 Passenger DUKW Re-Build Project

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer assisting the UK client in the complete re-build of a DUKW Amphibious Vehicle.  Work primarily consisting of improvements to the structure and specification to meet MCA Passenger Vessel Rules.
DUKW

12 Passenger Multi-Roll Amphibious Vehicle

  • Principle design & mechanical engineer for the concept development of a small multi-roll amphibious vehicle.  Specification including FRP structure, 1,200 kg cargo load, rescue, fire fighting, oil spill response, flood relief and limousine versions
Concept Amhbious Vehicle

18m Survey/Salvage/Diving Catamaran

  • Project manager of full build, responsible for organising sub-contractors, material & equipment ordering, liaising with designers, certification authorities and end users.
  • Full system commissioning including propulsion & generating machinery, hydraulic, electrical, fuel, bilge, fire freshwater, high pressure air, steering, winches, gantry and manoverboard.
Catamaran Workboat

Development of Cutting Profiles from 2D & 3D models

  • Draughting assistance to a UK fabrication company manufacturing a large scale underwater facility
  • Development of accurate cutting profiles with edge preparation details from 2D drawings and a 3D model

cutting profiles

MOD Sail Training Fleet

  • Survey & preparation of stability data for 26 yachts, various types, for certification by MCA.

40m High Speed Crew Boat

  • Structural design to Lloyds SSC rules, with optimised structure for minimum weight.
  • Detailed weight analysis.

28.5m Police Patrol Boat

  • Development and fairing of hull lines.

Royal Navy Frigate

  • Inclining experiment support.

Crane Barge – 60T Lift

  • Full stability analysis for certification.

95m Motor Yacht

  • Damage stability investigation.

20 & 25m 50knot Special Forces Craft

  • Development of variations to meet specific roles.
  • Development of detailed specifications.

10m Oil Recovery Vessel

  • Full development of Steel CAD/CAM 'Piece parts' to enable the vessel to be built from a 'self-jigging kit'.

80m Luxury Motor Yacht

  • Preliminary weight estimate of an 80m Luxury Motor Yacht for Devonport Management Ltd.

6m Aluminium Rib

  • General purpose rib utilising a 'D-Ring' collar giving greater internal volume.
  • Preliminary arrangements and styling.
  • Full development of Aluminium Alloy CAD/CAM 'self-jigging kit' to enable economic short production runs.

16m Survey/Salvage Catamaran

  • Steel Catamaran designed to undertake multiple roles including surveying, salvage and dive support, based in Scotland and working in the North Sea.
  • Build Specification, detailed weight analysis, structural drawings and calculations, preliminary build cost analysis.
  • Development of Steel CAD/CAM 'Piece parts' to enable the vessel to be built from a 'self-jigging kit'.

30-60m Twin Screw Displacement Yachts

  • Various craft based on the same 'Feadship' style.  Work on two separate vessels completed as follows, with further work on four to five vessels completed to around 50%:
  • Proposals and conceptual design, (general arrangement, scantling section, preliminary weights and hydrostatics, etc.).
  • Structural design for submission to Lloyds including frames, stems, sterns, plate expansion, deck structure, superstructure structure, hatch details, machinery bearers, propulsion and steering geometry, full calculations, etc.  -  Steel.
  • Lines plan, full weights analysis, hydrostatics (utilising MAST software), superstructure lines, large angle stability, one and two compartment floodability calculations.
  • Build cost estimates, production times, system cost analysis, etc.

Paramilitary & Military Vessels

  • Specific design work carried out on high-speed interception craft.
  • Concept work on various patrol craft configurations on vessels up to 60m in length.

7 - 18m R.I.B.s

  • Proposals and conceptual design, (general arrangement, scantling section, preliminary weights and hydrostatics, etc.).
  • Structural design including frames, deck structure, hatch details, machinery bearers, propulsion and steering geometry, full calculations, etc.  -  GRP
  • Full weights analysis, hydrostatics (utilising MAST software), superstructure lines, large angle stability and floodability calculations.
  • Full mould and production drawings.
  • Build cost estimates, production times, etc.

32m Charter Yacht

  • Classic styled twin masted charter yacht with guest cabins opening onto main deck and open saloons above.  Designed to operate within the Mediterranean under sail (with limited crew) and power.
  • Proposals and conceptual design, (general arrangement, scantling section, preliminary weights and hydrostatics, etc.).
  • Structural design for submission to Lloyds including frames, stems, sterns, plate expansion, deck structure, superstructure structure, hatch details, machinery bearers, propulsion and steering geometry, full calculations, etc.  -  Steel.
  • Lines plan, full weights analysis, hydrostatics (utilising MAST software), superstructure lines, large angle stability, one and two compartment floodability calculations.

Ibiza April - August '97

  • Sent to find suitable boat builder to take moulds from an existing 10m prototype RIB.  Subsequently negotiated, drafted and signed contract on behalf of the client, and continued to act as project manager responsible for build quality, production planning, material sourcing and purchasing, importation of engines & equipment, production techniques and problem solving, etc.

Switzerland & France September '96 to April '97

  • Based in Switzerland to liaise directly with client.  All design work approved through Douglas Hinge & Associates.  Work including development of large motor yachts, RIBs and military/paramilitary vessels.

Morocco December '96

  • Sent to establish contacts and conduct a viability study into establishing a Fibre Reinforced Plastic production facility to build 10-14m RIBs.
  • Full report on analysis into FRP factory including geographical location, labour and material resources, importation/exportation and transport, government trade incentives, free trade zones, local disputes, foreign investment and profit, etc.
  • Investment and production plans created and compared to parallel investments in Britain.

India, March - May '96

  • Sent to investigate suitability of Indian shipyards to build 42m and 55m 'Super Yachts', and conduct a viability study into establishing a Fibre Reinforced Plastic production facility primarily aimed at producing 7-18m RIBs.
  • Establishing contact with nine suitable yards (including full reports), and subsequently entered detailed negotiation with two.
  • Full report on analysis into FRP factory including geographical location, labour and material resources, importation/exportation and transport, government trade incentives, free trade zones, local disputes, foreign investment and profit, etc.

 


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