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


Vectis wins 3 years contract to support ferries in Northern Ireland

In June 2019, Vectis was awarded a 3 year contract by the Department for Infrastructure, Northern Ireland to provide technical support to government-owned ferries in the province. The ferries include vehicle and passenger ferries and the award follows support provided to the DfI by Vectis over several years via the previous contract holder.


Tel: +44 (0) 1489 807 270

Platform Integration

It is an increasing requirement for small craft to be deployed from naval platforms and other ships.  Some craft are required to be transported and deployed from aircraft and helicopters. 

We have been responsible for the design integration of various boats with warships, patrol craft and commercial vessels, and with military aircraft for transportation and air-drop.  We have experience in the following types of integration and we work closely with the specialist equipment suppliers to ensure compliance with military and commercial standards.

Our capability in this field includes;

  • Integration with Single and Twin Davits
  • Deployment from Stern Ramp and Wet Dock
  • Clearance Envelopes for Ship and Boat Motions
  • Aircraft Interface by Trailer and for Air-Drop
  • Aircraft Safety Envelopes
  • Structural Design of Lift Points and Tie-Down Structures
  • Weights and Centres Management