WESTBROOK
MARINE PROJECTS LTD

NAVAL ARCHITECTS
MARINE DESIGN, DRAUGHTING
& PROJECT MANAGEMENT

UK REGISTERED COMPANY SINCE 1986

2015

Our first full design this year is for a 20 metre boat that will carry able-bodied and disabled passengers on day cruises on the River Thames.

At the start of the year we carried out an inclining test and supplied the report for another of the Archer Class patrol boats; this time for 'HMS Dasher'.

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2014

This year brings a significant amount of work supporting the major refit of the sailing vessel 'Kaskelot'. We have been contracted to design complete new engineering and electrical systems that will be part of major work to enable the ship to carry out a 2 year circumnavigation.

We will be designing the mechanical and electrical systems for a run of custom built high quality 18 metre motor yachts.

Stability work continues this year when we carried out a heel test and updated the Stability Book of the 20 metre motor yacht 'Rum Jungle'.

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2013

The big project this year and next will be working with the Marine Society & Sea Cadets in the bid process and eventual build of a replacement sailing ship for their 'TS Royalist'. We will be part of the Owner's Representative (Customer Friend) team with special responsibility for all sailing aspects of the new ship.

This year brought another naval project in designing a new sonar transducer installation for 'HMSL Gleaner'.

There have been several pieces of specialised stability work undertaken this year (for MCA approvals) including;

Stability calculations to enable the sailing ship 'Lord Nelson' to operate in the waters of Antarctica.

Stability diagrams to illustate flooding conditions for a 90 metre Superyacht.

A full Stability Book written for a new 33 metre Looe Lugger wooden sailing vessel.

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2012

Our most prestigious project this year is the full design of the engineering and electrical sytems for the Queen's Row Barge 'Gloriana'. This will include an original all electric propulsion system.

Our first ever work on a naval vessel saw us carry out an inclining experiment on 'HMS Ranger', an Archer Class patrol boat, and prepare a report of same.

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2011

We are continuing with the full design of a replica of the 'Mayflower'. The new ship will be built by The Harwich Mayflower Project in time for the 400th anniversary of the original voyage.

Construction will be in timber using traditional methods.

Fully operational, the ship will undertake trans-atlantic voyages and be fully MCA compliant.

Another of our full design projects this year is for a 60 foot (18.3 metre) all steel motor sailer, the Westbrook 60, for an American client.

Keeping with the motor sailer theme we are also producing the design drawings for a wooden boat based on a traditional MFV style hull.

Designed for semi-production allowing flexibility in layout, these boats will be built by T. Nielsen & Co. in Gloucester and fitted out to the highest yacht standard.

Also this year we carried out a valuation survey and report on a 55 metre square rigged sailing ship.

We were appointed as Naval Architects for the full restoration of a 12.5 metre wooden sailing yacht originally built in 1950. Our initial task will be to help secure Stage 1 and Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Funding before moving on to prepare all necessary design support. See the Boleh Project here.

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2010

We have been commissioned to carry out the full design of a replica Elizabethan merchant ship. Built in timber using traditional methods, the ship will be capable of transatlantic sailing and meet all MCA requirements.

The second project is to design a semi-production classic motor-sailer, also in timber, that will be fitted out to the highest standard.

More information will follow as these two significant designs are progressed.

Also this year saw the overseeing of a refit and production of a full operating manual for an Oyster 65 yacht.

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After recent investment in new software, hardware and training, WESTBROOK MARINE PROJECTS can now offer a full 3D CAD, CAM and CNC service.

This new facility not only supports our marine design activities but provides a service to other areas of design such as mechanical, architectural and structural.

Design capabilities range from small single components right up to 3D assembly views of ships, yachts and other large projects.

We offer a low cost, quick turn round of all work, providing output such as accurate detailed production drawings, IGES files for CNC machines and high quality visualisations.

If you need to turn ideas into working drawings for just a single item, a complex assembly or a major project please e-mail for a free estimate and examples of our work.

All our 3D design work can include strength analysis and weight/cost optimisation if required.

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Some Earlier Projects:Class V Passenger Vessel

WESTBROOK MARINE PROJECTS has completed the design and the build supervision of the LEONARD MATCHAM.

This vessel is an MCA approved Class V passenger vessel, operated by the WILLOW TRUST and designed to carry up to 50 passengers (both able and disabled) on day trips.

Many special features were incorporated in the design including a passenger lift, adjustable steering position and overhead lifting tracks.

We have a great deal of experience in designing for people with disabilities and can include features such as Braille identification, talking compasses and high visibility features.

A New Steel Yacht  takes shape.

 

The lower picture shows the early stages of construction of our traditional styled sailing cutter. This new in-house design is 22 metres (72 feet) long and will be fitted out for world cruising.

 

Other projects on the 'digital drawing board' are:

  • Catamaran Workboat
  • Replica of an East Indiaman Sailing Ship
  • 24 metre (79 feet) Steel Motor Yacht
  • 18.5 metre (60 feet) Dutch Barge
  • 70 metre (230 feet) Disaster Relief Vessel
  • 35 metre (114 feet) new wooden topsail schooner
  • 18 metre (60 feet) replica of an ancient trading vessel
  • 12 metre (40 feet) traditional styled motor cruiser


Apart from total design packages, we have recently designed the engineering systems for a large wooden schooner. This splendid yacht is being built by DSV YACHTS in Turkey. All engineering systems design, machinery layouts and equipment specifications were provided.

We have also produced a complete set of engineering and electrical system drawings for the refit of the beautiful yacht HALCYON.
This very impressive charter yacht has just completed an extensive refit at the yard of T.NIELSEN & COMPANY in Gloucester.
Drawings provided by us included new fresh water, waste water and fuel systems along with electrical schematics for both AC and DC wiring.
Technical support for various other parts of the refit, including equipment selection, was also provided.