At Macduff Ship Design Ltd, we offer a comprehensive range of professional and technical Naval Architecture and Consultancy services to the commercial marine and fishing industries fishing industries.
Stability – Lightship checks & Inclines
We take pride in our reputation as leading vessel stability consultants in the UK. We have conducted numerous inclining and lightship checks on vessels of all types in the UK and abroad,
We are also available to witness inclines as SCMS examiners.
Workboat code Surveys
We are SCMS certifying authority examiners for workboats, commercial sailing and motor vessels or up to 24m in Load Line length, in accordance with the MCA Workboat Code of Practice for Small Commercial Craft and other small vessel codes.
Condition & Hull only Surveys
Vessel condition surveys may be needed for a variety of reasons, for example if you are considering putting your vessel on the market, for valuation purposes, insurance purposes, or just for your peace of mind. We can also perform a hull-only survey if required. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to assist.
If you are looking to purchase or sell a vessel, or are wishing to know the value of a vessel for lending purposes, then we can help. We will provide you with a detailed valuation report including a full list of vessel equipment, our assessment of the condition of the vessel and machinery, estimation of the vessel’s current market value and a comprehensive set of photographs. Get in touch to find out more and to discuss your needs.
We can offer a comprehensive survey to ascertain the condition of a vessel for insurance purposes. Contact us to find out more.
Fitness for purpose
Using our expertise in specialist small vessel design, we will assist you by performing a survey to determine if your vessel is well suited to the tasks required of it. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
On and off-hire Surveys
We can conduct on-hire and off-hire survey for vessels going out to charter, or returning from a charter. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
Unfortunately vessels can become damaged either in the course of normal service or through neglect. We can perform damage surveys to identify the scope of damage and provide recommendations for repair.
We will provide a detailed assessment of the condition of a vessel prior to purchase, if you are considering a new vessel, or if you would like to be satisfied of the condition of your vessel before sale.