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New Yacht Website Recognises Innovation
Houlder has launched houlderyachts.com to mark an increased interest in superyacht and megayacht projects. Houlder yacht projects have become more technically demanding in recent years thanks to growing owner expectations around performance, efficiency, environmental impact and technology. This has coincided with reduced tolerance of cost and schedule over runs from an increasingly competitive supply chain. It’s an area where Houlder’s expertise and wide shipbuilding experience can add considerable value.
Jonathan Strachan, Project Director (pictured) explains; “Houlder’s depth and breadth of knowledge across the marine industry provides valuable support and insight for shipyards, designers and owners alike. Our engineering talent enables us to be innovative and problem solve at each phase of the design and construction. We act on behalf of the client or shipyard, always in the best interests of the yacht, meaning even the most ambitious and challenging concept can be delivered.”
Houlder professionals work in three key phases of activity. Before the refit or build contract is considered, the team support concept development to ensure plans are well engineered. Tasks include concept design; stability assessment; safety analysis, escape and evacuation planning; fire protection; machinery arrangements and structural design. In procuring shipyard services, Houlder can act on the owners’ behalf developing a technical specification and tender documents before supporting yard selection and negotiations. The team can then provide a range of design approval and supervisory tasks during construction to support timely delivery within budget.
Jonathan Strachan concludes; “Houlderyachts.com shares Houlder yacht projects information in the same place for the first time. We trust it proves useful to superyacht and megayacht owners, operators and designers looking to bring their latest ambitious concepts closer to reality.”
Houlder yacht projects are managed through the company’s marine design consultancy business. The team, based in Portsmouth, support projects across the whole marine industry. You can visit the new website here.