The Dutch design studio, Van Oossanen Naval Architects celebrated its 20th anniversary on 26th January, hosted by the founder of the studio, Peter van Oossanen. It was also a good occasion to welcome two new shareholders of the company, Perry van Oossanen and Niels Moerke. One of the examples of an excellent work of this renowned studio is the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDFH) used on the Heesen 50m explorer yacht YN 16750.
As members of half a dozen America’s Cup design teams and thanks to their continuous work on yachts, commercial & military vessels, Van Oossanen Naval Architects have developed and implemented cutting edge design technology and used that technology in hundreds of designs.
The results of intensive commercial research campaigns as well as their own in-house research projects, provide them with the knowledge and the understanding of the underlying physics and principles of what constitutes an optimum design, as well as a thorough knowledge of the driving features in each new concept.
Together with their practical experience obtained on the water, this is of paramount importance when making important decisions in the earliest design stage, and when optimizing the design in the final design stage to meet each requirement in the design brief.
Nowadays, Van Oossanen Naval Architects are as often approached by yards as they are by private clients to develop new concepts and provide the associated preliminary and final design. Often they manage the tendering process for private clients, as well as the detailed engineering and project management for yards.