Ship Design

Sea Transport Solutions provides innovative and functional ship design services from inception to completion. From concept design, hull optimisation, advanced structural design, Classification and Statutory approval and production (CNC) detail.

We regularly design marine vessels for a wide purposes including ROPAX Ferries, Bulk carriers, transhipment, tugs, barges, workboats and research vessels. Our designs are currently operating in 47 countries including:

  1. Vanuatu
  2. New Caledonia
  3. Nauru
  4. Guam
  5. Canada
  6. USA
  7. Hawaii
  8. Russia
  9. Switzerland
  10. Greece
  11. England
  12. Turkey
  13. Poland
  14. Cypress
  15. Spain
  16. Morocco
  17. Trinidad & Tobago
  18. Bahamas
  19. China
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Vietnam
  22. Malaysi
  23. Singapore
  24. Chile
  25. Gibraltar
  26. Mozambique
  27. South Africa
  28. Holland Harlingen
  29. Israel
  30. New Zealand
  31. Barrier Island
  32. Milford Sound
  33. Fiji – Western Islands
  34. Venezuela
  35. Oman
  36. Solomon Is.
  37. Brazil
  38. United Kingdom
  39. India
  40. Papua New Guinea
  41. United Arab Emirates
  42. Philippines
  43. Saipan & Tinian (northern Marianas Islands)

Naval Architecture

Sea Transport offers a wide range of naval architecture services and our experienced team of naval architects can provide:

  1. Vessel concepts and designs from inception to completion
  2. Complete structural design to any IACS Code
  3. Stability analysis and Stability Book updates to NSCV
  4. Hull optimisation
  5. Resistance and powering prediction
  6. Seakeeping analysis
  7. Statutory compliance assessment including load lines, fire control, lifesaving appliances etc.

3D Visualisation and Animation

Our ship designers / naval architects utilise the latest software to generate 3D conceptual images of your proposed design. 3D modelling is used throughout the design process to accurately represent the design concept and ultimately to ensure accuracy of computer aided manufacturing and production details.

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A Leap Forward in Ferry Propulsion

Sea Transport Corporation sign agreement to market
thermodynamic fuel systems

In an environmental first, it has been recently proven thermodynamic system will be implemented in Sea Transport Solutions medium speed ropax catamaran ferry designs. In an agreement signed, Sea Transport will deal together exclusively on a global basis.

This electrical storage system allows ferries to operate fully for a day with zero emissions and without the need for replenishment of the storage system. The overnight electrical recharge can be done with cheap night rate power or wind farm sources.

According to Sea Transport’s CEO Dr. Stuart Ballantyne, this will reduce the fuel cost of operating a day ferry by up to 70% which is in many operations the highest cost component. At the same time this system eliminates all emissions from the vessel. Other systems he acknowledged eliminate the SOX and NOx components but this system eliminates all emissions and the dependency on imported oil.

“Further significant advantages are gained with the elimination of raw water engine cooling systems, exhausts, fuel tanks, fuel piping, noise and vibration”, said Dr. Ballantyne. “It is a game changer! We have our designs all around the world with clients that have expressed an interest in this exciting development.”

Dr Patrick Glynn, who has headed up the technology, said that the cells have almost unlimited life (in excess of 40 years) and are 90% recyclable. Proof of concept was finalised in Australia during January 2016.

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