was set up in 1990 by Alan Walker after his qualification as a Naval
Architect in March, 1988.
Since then, Coastdesign has built a solid
reputation in the design field and is now widely recognised as a
specialist in the aluminium powerboat industry, both in design, as a
consultant in production methods and in project management. CNC (computer numeric control) cut files are
our specialty and these enable the components for a vessel to be cut
from the data on a computer disk using plasma, water-jet, laser or
Coastdesign uses the Autoship suite of
leading-edge marine design software and is able to provide complete
designs quickly and cost effectively.
Coastdesign currently contracts to a
number of recognised boatbuilders and has designed an extensive range
of aluminium pleasurecraft, including the Fyran range. We are also involved in the
supervision and refinement of production methods on an on-going basis. Coastdesign continues to be
involved with Toyota Marine Group in the design of aluminum power boats
for the Japanese pleasurecraft market.
Coastdesign has also gained a reputation in the commercial
field and has designed many aluminium and steel vessels for use as
passenger ferries, workboats, military vessels and dive boats to survey
Coastdesign in conjunction with NSR Boats won the international
tender to design and build two specialist REA vessels for the New
Zealand Defence Force. Coastdesign is also contracted to
Navatek in Hawaii providing consulting and design services for the
SeaBlade TM range of UDV
Conformity with a particular construction
standard is increasingly a customer requirement - Coastdesign has
designed vessels to many international codes including MSA (New
Zealand) JCI (Japan), Lloyds, ABS, DNV and USL.