Yacht Design & Naval Architecture


Buckley Yacht Design invite projects from all aspects of the marine industry, whether it be racing, custom, cruising, or commercial we have the following to offer:

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Preliminary Design

Provide preliminary design, concept design development, and styling ideas. We use computer aided lofting and 3D surface modelling software to create faired lines plans. From here we can represent styling ideas dependent on the clients wishes, with sketches/3D models and 2D drawings.

Custom Design

We can create bespoke custom boats for build, tailoring the yacht specifically for the owners needs and desires. We aim to create something which exudes the owners requirements.

Production Design

Create and consult efficient methods and optimize designs for production. Providing fully working production drawings, using an extensive database of knowledge gained after many years of production projects.

Refit Design

Redesign for any refit / restoration projects.

Interior Layouts

Design of general arrangements for yacht interiors from yacht to super yacht, from single to multi-deck layouts, creating functional stylish spaces to suit the clients specification / requirements.

Naval Architecture

From hydrodynamics to hydrostatics and stability, we use our knowledge of naval architecture to verify a vessels capabilities to meet design requirements like meeting speed targets or performance analysis. At Buckley Yacht Design we use applicable software, as well as experiments at model and full size, which all gets backed up with relevant calculations done in office, to ensure the project is a success and meets specification. 

Structural Design

Structural design is another major realm involved within the design of yachts and one which we can perform to the relevant classification society’s standard. For most applications in house developed softwares are used for the structural elements and forces acting on a vessel from the sea appendages and rig, to mention just a few. Any specialist work like FEA used in design of super yachts will be sought after at a final stage for verification by a specialist company.

Consultancy & Surveying

We offer our experience within the marine industry for consulting on projects where we can give advice. And if there is a boat in need of a survey, we also possess the personnel and capabilities to ensure that a vessel is still safe and sound.

Project Management

With our team having vast involvement with project management we offer our skills and experiences to take a vessel off the drawing board to a suited builder, and manage elements involved from start of build to sea trials and approval of the client.

Contact us for a client meeting to discuss requirements of the design. From there we will advise on the next stages forward to best suit the client and their needs.

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Buckley Yacht Design

Yacht Design & Naval Architecture

T: +44 (0) 2380 660770

E: info@buckleyyachtdesign.com

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