WHO WE ARE

The company was founded by Keith Davies, a naval architect and qualified boat builder. After graduating as a naval architect from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Keith spent two years doing research into the finite element analysis of composite spars before enrolling at the International Boat building Training College (IBTC) in Suffolk in the U.K. After graduating from the IBTC, Keith returned to Cape Town in 1996 and has since accumulated a wealth of experience in general naval architecture, boat and yacht design and building, ranging from detailed joinery design, construction and installation to finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Is one of excellence through innovation and the tireless pursuit of better solutions within the marine industry.KD Marine Design remains 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.

CAPE TOWN BASED

The company was founded by Keith Davies, a naval architect and qualified boat builder. After graduating as a naval architect from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Keith spent two years doing research into the finite element analysis of composite spars before enrolling at the International Boat building Training College (IBTC) in Suffolk in the U.K. After graduating from the IBTC, Keith returned to Cape Town in 1996 and has since accumulated a wealth of experience in general naval architecture, boat and yacht design and building, ranging from detailed joinery design, construction and installation to finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.

EXCELLENCE IS NOT A SKILL.

IT IS AN ATTITUDE

Ralph Martson

PROJECTS & SERVICES

Patrol

Defintion: 

patrol boat (also referred to as a patrol craft, patrol ship or patrol vessel) is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense.

Sea Rescue

Defintion

rescue lifeboat is a boat designed with specialised features for searching for, rescuing and saving the lives of people in peril at sea or in estuaries

Voyage

Definition

The definition of a voyage is a long trip, often involving traveling somewhere by plane or boat. A voyage is a long journey on a ship.       

Concepts

Adjectives for boat

silent and angry, decidedly third-rate, low canal, stiff, roomy, same leaky, manned, safe, beautiful, impractical, would-be silent, wide flat-bottomed…

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

Design services that 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

Captain/CEO

YUSSUF HANK

 

Design Engineer

 STEFANO

SICILIANO

Design Engineer

TAYLOR GRONDEIN

 

Product Designer

ALF TINKER

 

Product Designer

GREG DE STADLER

Systems Design

Engineer

GOTTLIEB BESTER

Draughtsman

JOHN POSNETT

Snr Naval Architect

JACQUES OLWAGE

Snr Structural

Designer

DANIEL VISSER

Junior

Draughtsman

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CONTACT US

Email: keith@kdmarinedesign.com

+27 83 794 2361

42 Stella Road, Monague Gardens Cape Town 7441