Designer Services

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.

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