The secret of joy in work is contained in one word, excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

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LEISURE

LEISURE

Vessels that are used for sport or recreational purposes only and do not operate for any financial gain to the owner.
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COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL

Boat or ship engaged in commercial trade or that carries passengers. A variety of lengths, designs and purposes.
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SECURITY & PATROL

SECURITY & PATROL

A relatively small naval vessel designed for coastal defense, border protection, immigration law-enforcement, search and rescue duties.
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ABOUT

Who we are

Since 2005, KD Marine Design has provided Marine solutions to maritime industries both locally, and globally from our Cape Town Offices.

As a small-to-medium craft design firm, we design and produce vessels custom to your operational needs whilst keeping the process efficient and cost-effective through using the latest technologies and insights at our disposable. With a dedicated and close-knit team of industry specialists,       KD Marine Design offers services such as; stability, performance prediction, sea keeping analysis, finite element analysis of composite structures, computational fluid dynamics and sailing performance prediction.

  • OUR PHILOSOPHY
  • THE SOFTWARE USED

Is one of excellence through innovation and the tireless pursuit of better solutions within the marine industry. We are committed to staying at the forefront of technical advancements in naval architecture, through the continual evaluation and implementation of new technology, techniques and software tools.

Excellence is not a skill
It is an attitude

ralph marston

SERVICES

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

We offer complete and comprehensive Naval Architecture services from initial concept to sea trials and stability.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING & ANALYSIS

We use a wide variety of specialist analytic tools to solve specific problems and to create effiecent designs.

PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMIZATION

We are able to directly compare a ‘fleet’ of boats to assess particular features in design or setup.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Projects undergo full research processes and are developed to meet complete satisfactory standards.

DESIGN

We offer 3D modelling         rendering hull design  structural design and presentation.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

We offer ongoing consulting services to ensure the boats we design are always the best that they can be.

 
 

MEET THE CREW

KEITH DAVIES

CEO AND NAVAL ARCHITECT

Yussuf Hank

Design Engineer

JACQUES OLWAGE

Senior Structural Engineer

John Poshnett

Senior Naval Architect

Greg de Stadler

Systems Design Engineer

TAYLER GRONDEIN​

Product Designer

DANIEL VISSER ​

Junior Draughtsman

GOTTLIEB BESTER​

Draughtsman

STEFANO SICILIANO​

Design Engineer

Alf Tinker

Consultant

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    Excellence through Innovation

    Founded by Keith Davies, KDMarine Design is a small-medium craft design firm based in Cape Town, South Africa. Using the latest technology and trends at our disposal, we produce vessels custom to your operational needs whilst keeping the process efficient and cost effective.

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