Passenger Vessels

Passenger ships and yachts are complex.  We understand that they’re more than an engineering challenge, requiring deep integration with interior design and commercial departments.

Our aim is to support you at all stages of the vessel lifecycle to build and maintain an asset that meets the needs of your business and customers.  We work with interior designers to ensure their vision can be delivered in full compliance with the rules and regulations.

At Houlder, we recognise that the design of these ships is not static. We work throughout the vessel’s lifecycle to meet your needs through modernisation, repair and upgrade projects.

Flexibility is key to avoid disruption to the vessel operations. We’re dedicated to providing you with support to keep your assets in service, despite demanding schedules.

We provide:

  • Concept design
  • Vessel suitability assessment
  • Technical due diligence for buyers
  • Refit support
  • Condition surveys
  • Lightship surveys and inclining experiments
  • Drawing updates and Statutory compliance


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"Passenger ships and yachts are unique, with radically different technical and operational challenges for different services. Whether it’s superyachts, high-speed or conventional, passenger or vehicle, Houlder has experience in operations and regulatory compliance across every vessel type."

David Wing, Director – Ship Design & Engineering