Andy Claughton Naval Architects.

Naval Architecture

The study of vehicles that operate at the interface of air and water. Traditionally, naval architecture has been more craft than science. The suitability of a vessel’s shape was judged by looking at a half-model of a vessel or a prototype.
Ungainly shapes or abrupt transitions were seen as being flawed.
But things have moved on, operating in a marine environment is complex, and now ship and yacht designs are cooperative efforts involving subject matter experts.
To ensure a balanced solution to the design brief these specialists are most successfully coordinated by a naval architect.
That’s me.

  • Design Coordination
  • Aerodynamic and Hydrodynamic Design
  • Handicap Rules
  • Data Analysis
  • Physical and CFD Modelling and Simulation
  • Natural Propulsion
Sustainable PropulsionPower CraftRacing Yachts
Race Handicapping Foiling YachtsSimulation