|Over the years Macduff Ship Design Ltd has accumulated a wealth of experience in the design of marine craft from small open fish farm work boats up to large "Multi Mac" multi purpose, heavy duty work boats and offshore supply vessels, from our range of tugs to our largest Cargo vessels and of course our great assortment of fishing vessels designs from under 15 metres to the most modern of deep sea trawlers.
Macduff Ship Design Ltd use the latest in Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages to enable it to optimise all of its designs in terms of economy of build and operation in service. We constantly strive to create forward thinking designs that are stable, fuel efficient and individually tailor made for the range of tasks in hand.
As a company we pride ourselves on being able to tackle all jobs no matter how large or small, this has typically ranged from full design packages down to Class approved drawing work for retro fit modifications to standby vessels operating out of Aberdeen.
We have also undertaken investigative work where existing vessels have experienced problems with sea keeping, handling or directional stability. We have established reasons for the problems and put forward recommendations for improvements.
Tank testing is carried out on new designs to determine optimum hull shape, power/ speed requirements. Handling characteristics and streamlines are used to determine the position/ shape of hull appendages. We have also carried out tank testing on other designers existing vessels to rectify handling problems.