Laurent Giles is a UK-based studio of naval architects and yacht designers utilising the latest technology to achieve new standards in yacht design. Since producing its first yacht in 1927, the firm has amassed an impressive portfolio of over 1,300 designs.
The firm offers a range of professional independent naval architecture and yacht design services to private clients as well as shipyards, brokers, and yacht management companies.
With over 80 years of experience, Laurent Giles offers its clients a complete yacht design service from the very first steps of concept realisation, development and naval architecture through to engineering design, in-build support and project supervision.
Designers Technical Support/ Class and Flag Approval
Laurent Giles works closely with other designers to ensure complete integration with not only the Owner’s requirements but also the designer’s concepts with Statutory and Classification requirements.
The studio can also validate or produce packages for Class approval for either new build, conversion or refit projects as well as act as an intermediary between Owners, Agents or Designers in negotiation with Class and Flag.
Preliminary Naval Architecture/Tender Packages
Laurent Giles ensures any contractual requirements are achievable within the design documentation, specification and the Owner’s wishes.
Hull and Structural Design
The studio offers tailor-made hull design packages from classic long keeled designs to high speed planing hulls using the latest in design technology.
Through-build Support/Yard Technical Support
Laurent Giles can work on behalf of the Owner to make sure the build fulfils the requirements of the specification using technical experience build knowledge to monitor, report and advise on the progress of the project.
Refit Design and Engineering
The team can provide engineering and design work during any refit and identify any issues that may affect the vessels classification or characteristics.
Other services include:
• Stability booklet
• Sailing yacht design
Laurent Giles is headquartered in the coastal region of Lymington, Hampshire in the United Kingdom.