Hodgdon Yachts new Design and Engineering Services division.

Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay, Maine have announced a new division, Hodgdon ...

Hodgdon Yachts new Design and Engineering Services division.

June 28, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay, Maine have announced a new division, Hodgdon Design and Engineering Services, which will offer subcontracted design and engineering services.   

Hodgdon Yachts Yard - Photo Credit Hodgdon Yachts

With a heritage that stretches back to the days of clipper ships, Hodgdon Yachts is a leader in high-tech composite construction while maintaining its reputation for world-class traditional and modern interiors. The company now has 4 divisions, adding design and engineering services to its high-end superyacht interiors, custom sail and motor yacht construction up to 60M and military contracting divisions they plan to bring a unique perspective to engineering services

Hodgdon Yachts have a 192-year history that includes 5 generations of Hodgdon boat builders – possibly the longest history of a family of boat builders in the USA The shipyard has launched over 400 vessels including superyacht SCHEHERAZADE and Luxury sailing yacht luxury sailing yacht Antonisa

Sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE Hodgdon Yachts 47m (154ft) ketch rigged luxury sailing yacht

The new division intends to support existing naval architecture and yacht design practices, refit shipyards and yacht manufacturers, as well as Hodgdon’s own boatbuilding operation. Hodgdon Yachts have a large and experienced engineering staff and will be able to offer services such as structural engineering and design specialists in advance composites, systems engineering and design, precision 3D modeling and optimal construction plans, Shipbuilding fabrication and construction design plus various vessel classifications and standards, including CE, ABYC, ABS, LOYDS and RINA.

Tim Hodgdon, CEO of Hodgdon Yachts, stated: “We have a first class core competency in engineering and the beauty is they really understand boat building.” 

Services offered

Naval architecture / marine engineering

Structural engineering & design
Advanced composites specialty

Systems engineering & design
Propulsion and propulsion control
Electrical power & distribution
Auxiliary mechanical and fluid systems
Integrated vessel monitoring and control system
Integrated helm design / touch screen technology
Custom feature invention and design
Interior design

Vessel classification and standards
ABS, Lloyds, ABS, RINA
European conformity, ABYC

Shipbuilding fabrication and construction design
Precision three dimensional modeling
Structure, components, piping, cable ways, and outfitting
Optimal construction plan with minimal interferences
Shipyard construction drawings extracted from 3-D model

Large staff with very wide breadth of experience
20 new CAD workstations added over past two years

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