naval architect


Naval architects design, build, maintain and repair all types of boats from pleasure crafts to naval vessels, including submarines. They analyse floating structures and take various features into account for their designs such as the form, structure, stability, resistance, access and propulsion of hulls.

Alternative label

  • naval engineer/architect

  • outfitting engineer

  • vessel designer

  • maritime architect

  • marine architect

  • boat designer

  • submarine architect

  • naval vessel architect

  • ship designer

  • yacht designer

  • hull designer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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