School of Marine Science and Technology | Yacht and superyacht consultancy and research

Yacht and superyacht consultancy and research

Yacht and Superyacht
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The School of Marine Science and Technology provides a wide range of services to designers, builders and operators throughout the yacht racing, commercial and leisure industries.

We are keen to expand our portfolio of work in all aspects of yacht design and operation.

The focus of our work is to improve the performance, economy, safety, comfort and sustainability of the yacht of tomorrow. This includes all sailing and motor yachts, from superyachts to dinghies, from blue water cruising to America’s Cup racing.

Examples of the services that we offer are:

  • Hull and appendage optimisation using CFD (computational fluid dynamics)
    and towing tank tests;

  • Structural design using FEA (finite element analysis);

  • Improving sustainability in design and operation;

  • Developing technologies for cleaner emissions;

  • Reducing noise and vibration.

We have worked internationally with many leading companies and organisations, including America’s Cup teams, UK Sport, the British Olympic Sailing Team, yacht designers, superyacht manufacturers, and sail makers.

For more information:

To find out more please contact :

Dr Ignazio Maria Viola

E-mail: ignazio.viola@newcastle.ac.uk