Company Profile

Van Oossanen Naval Architects b.v. are independent naval architects and hydrodynamicists with a vast experience in the design of sail and motor yachts, commercial ships and advanced marine vehicles. Our particular area of expertise is the field of ship hydrodynamics and performance.

Van Oossanen Naval Architects b.v. was founded as Van Oossanen & Associates b.v. in 1992, by Dr. Peter van Oossanen. Since then we have designed a long list of sailing yachts and an even longer list of motor yachts. Our involvement in these projects varies from a total responsibility, from conceptual design to the engineering and building supervision, to being part of a design team in which we typically provide the design of the hull and the appendages.

While many projects consist of independent design work, carried out for owners and builders directly, many other projects are commissioned by other designers and naval architects, requiring our particular expertise in the aero- and hydrodynamic performance areas and capabilities in Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Van Oossanen Naval Architects are members of the Netherlands Society of Yacht Designers and Naval Architects, the NBJA (in Dutch: Nederlandse Bond van Jacht Architecten) and we adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the NBJA, version 2005. These are available for download.