What We do

Through our individual and collaborative experience of designing vessels of varying types and sizes over the past 20+ years, we have now come together as SSC Marine so that fleet operators can benefit from our combined expertise while dealing commercially with one entity.

Bringing together our different design disciplines and integrating them with the latest in proven technologies and systems, our practical and proven solutions will enable operators to run a more reliable and cost-efficient service.

Are you looking to:

  • Reduce operational costs?
  • Improve ROI over the lifetime of your fleet?
  • Reduce downtime and maintenance costs?
  • Reduce energy consumption and costs?
  • Reduce your environmental impact?
  • Improve the efficiency of the vessel?
  • Improve passenger on-board comfort?

Drawing on 20 years of real-world data we are able to offer the design of energy efficient catamaran ferries that can deliver these benefits. The canoe-stern hull form we use demonstrates significantly lower resistance than other hull forms in the semi-displacement speed regime ie up to a Froude Number of about 1.0 or 27knots for a 24m vessel.

When combined with composite construction that reduces the structural weight, and hence the vessel displacement, the resistance is further reduced. Given the operational requirements – speed, route distance, passenger numbers and so on – the energy requirements of the proposed ferry can be determined.

Once this information is known, an assessment of whether diesel, hybrid or electrical propulsion are viable or sensible and a cost-benefit study carried out to reflect the through-life costs of energy and maintenance compared to initial purchase cost.

If any or all of these are what you want to achieve, then contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail and hear first-hand about our solutions.

Our areas of expertise and collaboration include:

  • Structural engineering
  • Naval architecture
  • Ergonomic interior design
  • Exterior aesthetics
  • Energy storage and management
  • Propulsion and drive train
  • International Regulations