Vectis Marine Design
Independent Marine Design Consultancy
Call : +44 (0) 1489 807 270


Vectis consolidates advanced composite design capability

Vectis has recently completed the structural design of two new high performance and weight critical advanced composite craft thereby consolidating our in-house structural design capability in both composites and metals. These craft follow the structural design of a novel 22m high speed craft and a next-generation 8m RIB both in advanced composite materials with infused and cored structural elements. This advanced composite design capability is available to other naval architects, boat designers and boat builders.


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About Us

Vectis Marine Design was established in 2008 as an independent marine consultancy specialising in the design and project management of military and professional small craft.

Vectis Marine Design's two principal Naval Architects together have more than 35 years' experience in the marine industry.  Prior to establishing Vectis Marine Design, Dr. Andrew Humphries was Design Manager with VT Halmatic for 7 years and John Fox-Robinson was Principal Naval Architect for 6 years.

Our team is made up of capable and experienced small craft Naval Architects, Mechanical Engineers and Marine Design Engineers.  Our office is equipped with modern hardware and software to enable us to carry out all aspects of marine design and project management.

We have proven experience of designing boats for the UK Ministry of Defence (Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army), and military, coastguard and police units worldwide.

We offer an independent and confidential service to clients in the military and professional boat industry.

Vectis Marine Design is based near Southampton, on the UK south coast, close to Southampton airport.

Vectis Marine Design is a Corporate Partner of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. A member of British Marine and certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV.GL

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