Welcome to chartwell marine

Chartwell Marine is a pioneer in next-generation vessel design. A reputed naval architect with an industry-leading track record designing award-winning high-speed vessels, Chartwell Marine supports ambitious boat builders and vessel operators around the world with specialist, independent design and consultancy services.

Our team has extensive experience in naval architecture having designed and developed a range of different hull forms over the years. We can deliver all aspects of naval architecture from conceptual studies through to vessel seatrials and final stability analysis post delivery, however big or small the project. We are a positive, fast and dynamic team keen to work at the pace required of modern ship management and ownership.

We are passionate about sustainability, working with vessel builders and operators to reduce the environmental impact of the marine industry where possible. Amongst a number of low emission vessel design projects we designed and delivered one of the first hybrid crew-transfer vessels in the UK and continue to innovate in the area of modern zero-emission  propulsion technologies.

Amongst many of our accolades we were proud to be awarded Business of the Year in the Maritime UK Solent awards 2022 as well as International Trade.


Excellence in design lies at the heart of any naval architecture project. Our naval architects are passionate about delivering sustainable, efficient and elegant designs. Our extensive experience allows us to evaluate and engineer each project together with the vessel owner and deliver on their key mission requirements.


We offer an extensive range of naval architecture consultancy services, and our experienced team are happy to work across the full lifecycle of vessel design and operations.


Innovation in the marine industry is key if we are to prosper and develop as a global economy. We are committed to innovation, ensuring that we are always thinking into the future, working with customers, governments, and authorities to ensure we can safely and sustainably advance shipbuilding and design.


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