YDSA designer members are experienced professionals, including naval architects or chartered engineers. Our members have good knowledge of the industry and appropriate experience, working with a wide range of craft from dinghies to superyachts.
Our designer members can produce Stability Information Booklets, a requirement for some vessels being coded. Please see the Stability page under our Coding section for more details.
Other types of work typically undertaken by our designer members include:
Design of new vessels to owner's or builder's specific requirements
Design for repair or modification of existing vessels
Preparation of contract documents
Preparation of specification and tender documents
Assessing tenders, proposed builders and their facilities
Preparation of detailed construction drawings
Inspection of work in progress
Authorisation of stage payments during build of vessel
Sea trials attendance and analysis
Analysis of intact and damaged stability
Structural analysis and advice on structural deficiencies
Analysis of powering and propeller matching
Spars and rig analysis
Assessment of noise and vibration
Advice on compliance with regulations including Classification Society rules, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice and EU Recreational Craft/Watercraft Directive ISO standards
YDSA designer members are able to advise both owners and builders on technical problems related to design matters and their solutions. They may also act as mediator, arbitrator or expert witnesses in design-related disputes.
Our members specialise in different areas and will be pleased to discuss your requirements. Please use our Find a Designer service to find a designer that suits your needs.