Company Profile

Van Oossanen are independent naval architects and hydrodynamicists with vast amounts of experience in the design of sail and motor yachts, commercial ships and advanced marine vehicles. Our particular area of expertise is in the field of ship hydrodynamics and performance. We are worldwide leaders in naval architecture and fluid dynamics, and are well-known for our patented fuel saving Hull Vane®.

Van Oossanen was founded as Van Oossanen & Associates in 1992 by Dr. Ir. Peter van Oossanen. In 2012 the company continued as Van Oossanen Naval Architects and in 2014 Hull Vane BV was set up as an independent company for the eponymous patented fuel-saving device. Today we operate as Van Oossanen, incorporating three business disciplines: Fluid Dynamics, Naval Architecture and Hull Vane®.

Van Oossanen Naval Architecture is a member of the Netherlands Society of Yacht Designers and Naval Architects, the NBJA (Nederlandse Bond van Jacht Architecten) and we adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the NBJA. Hull Vane BV is also a member of the Netherlands Maritime Technology association, Women in Shipping and Trade Association and NIDV (Stichting Nederlandse Industrie voor Defensie en Veiligheid).