We offer much more than traditional Yacht Design Studios because we are focused on the future.

Please scroll down to see some of the services we offer. For more information about what you are interested in please contact us.

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Yacht Design

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Yacht Design is our core business and our passion. Since 1989 Ricard Teixido has been designing and engineering a large variety of yachts. This continues with the partnership of Tim Harrold and we can now offer an expanded range of Yacht Design Services. Click here to see more of the yachts we have designed.

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Naval Architecture

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Naval Architecture is much more than just the 'making it float' part of the yacht design process. There is an enormous amount of time spent refining the hull lines for improved performance and efficiency, placement of foils and rig balance. We have also provided Naval Architecture calculations for designs from other projects. This includes modeling of the vessel, complete Hydrostatic calculations, weight calculation, flotation planes etc.

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hydrodynamic design

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Structural Engineering

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We complete most of our structural engineering in-house for all small to medium sized projects. This allows us to develop innovative solutions that integrate seamlessly with our hull and deck designs.

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Composite Engineering

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Composite engineering is one of our specialities, in fact the majority of Ricard´s time is spent engineering carbon-fibre structures.

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Concept Design

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Concept design for us is perhaps the most exciting part of the design process. We thrive with the possibilities a design brief offers and enjoy pushing how radical we can go. Although as we have a strong engineering base, we always keep things feasible to build and manage.

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Exterior Design and Styling

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As part of developing the yachts exterior character, we make a special effort to style the yacht in accordance with its function. We have our own unique 'Delta' style, but we adapt to be sympathetic with the yachts intended use.

Much more than just the 'making it look good' part of the the yacht design process, yacht styling has become an industry within itself. We tread carefully around trends as "he who marries to trends will soon find themselves to be a widow"...

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Design for Production

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Producing easy to read plans for the shop-floor for custom or mass-produced boats is efficient with our parametric design software.

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Eco and Sustainable Design

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We want to do more than just perpetuate the 'green washing' of the marine industry. Basically, when we meet the right client we will design and build for them a 100% organic boat form renewable materials. We need to do more material and hull-sample testing with various 'eco' materials and organic Bio-resins and continue to create strong relationships with suppliers. We have studied eco-design at a tertiary level and look to apply it wherever possible.

Some of our recent projects have featured 100% renewable energy systems, but we still have a while to go before the material backpack of a yacht build is something to be also proud of.

Bionicboats™ is a side project that is lurking and ready to pounce when we think the market is ready and has reached a tipping-point of understanding of the importance to evolve into the 'Blue Economy'. The graphic below was produced by Lunar Design.

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Project Management

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Project Management for new yacht construction or refits.

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Tank Testing

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Working with experts in this field we can investigate and ascertain subtle hydrodynamic advantages in hull and appendage design.

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Surveying

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We offer competitively priced yacht surveys for for all types of boats.

- Pre-purchase or for insurance purposes.

- Complete structural integrity assessment

- Damage assessment

- Repair recommendations and engineered specifications

- Comprehensive written reports in English, Spanish or French

- Including photographic documentation

- Travel to anywhere on the Mediterranean Coast

- If you would like a free quote please contact us.

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Sea-Trials

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We have extensive experience in Sea-trials from being involved in commissioning of various high-profile yachts. From the first tentative moments of lowering the boat into the water to the excitement of raising the mainsail for the first time and feeling the boat power up.

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Performance Analysis

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Performance prediction and analysis is an integral part of the hull design process that we do. We can also calculate target polars or assessment of fuel consumption and modifications on how to improve efficiency for existing boats from VPP or other methods.

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Ergonomic Design

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Ergonomics is obviously a critical part of any boat. We combine our extensive practical experience from sailing hundreds of types of yachts with our theoretical knowledge from studying the subject in a academic context. From basic cockpit seat heights to polyphasic sleeping positions we can provide unique solutions for our new designs as well as for refits.

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Interior Design

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Interior layouts are an integral part of the Yacht Design process. We have also re-designed new interiors for existing yachts. Listening to the owners requirements and creating solutions and improvements.

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Reverse Engineering

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A sort of detective procedure to a small part right up to re-drawing a full set of plans for a boat sometimes 100 years after it was built.

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Conceptual Engineering

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Working from first principles we can create working, structurally sound custom engineered concepts quickly in-house.

 

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Refits

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Refits are an inevitable part of any yachts life and we have project managed and re-designed a various number of different types.

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Expert Witness

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We have experience serving as an expert witness in marine court cases on marine accidents and construction defects in Spain.

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Insurance Assessment

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We can visit any location in Europe to asses damage to vessels and have experience writing reports for insurance companies.

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3D Hull Scanning & Reverse Engineering

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We have the ability to compete comprehensive 3D scans of hulls and appendages to reverse engineer boat plans or modifications.

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Foil Design, Engineering & Optimisation

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We have completed numerous foil re-designs and keel optimisations to improve IRC and RN race results.

We have also conducted extensive research and testing of our own asymmetric canard profiles (*below image is a generic shape)

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Boat purchase Opinions

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We can offer impartial opinions on which type of boat is right for you from our experience of owning boats and sailing in all the top locations around the world. Also we can advise on where to keep your new yacht, the real cost of running and maintaining it and how to improve the comfort, performance and handling. Between us we are fluent in Spanish, Catalan, French and English and can negotiate with the seller for you.

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3D renderings

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3D renders are a core tool for communicating concepts and for final design presentations. 4id helped us with the one below.

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Hull & Sail Graphic Design and Visualisation

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From creating original graphics for private or sponsored yachts, to complex info-graphics or simple reproducing renders for others, we can do it all.

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Website Design and management

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Online presence is crucial for all sectors of the marine industry. Aside from building our own website, we have worked with other sailing related business to improve their online visibility and SEO ranking. With particular focus on usability and emotional ergonomics for touch based devices with 'no hover state'. Demanding more intuitive layouts that deliver content on demand in 3 clicks or less.

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