The Company

DHA Marine Design Ltd specialises in fast boat design using advanced lightweight structures. We offer a complete design service from vessel concept to commissioning. Our experience spans the commercial, military and pleasure boat sectors in both composite and aluminium. We are happy to design to Class, Flag State, Defence and Recreational standards.

Working closely with major ship and boat builders, our vessel designs are in service across the world.

Past projects have ranged from complete or part vessel design to stability and structural consultancy. We apply our practical and theoretical knowledge to tailor our designs to the most demanding operational requirements.

Doug Hinge
C. Eng. M.R.I.N.A.

Douglas’ portfolio of vessel design includes:
– 22m Fast Pilot Boat for Damen Shipyards
– 11m Interceptors for Damen Shipyards
– 15m Interceptors operated by the Hong Kong Police and the Royal Moroccan Navy
– 14m Interceptors operated by the UAE Police/Navy
– 21m Special Operations Craft for Petersen Builders
– 21m High Speed Patrol Boat for Cougar Marine
– 16m Fisheries Protection Vessel for Neil Fernando Marine
– Super yacht tenders and RIB craft

With his practical and design experience in high-speed craft, he is a specialist in structural design. He holds MCA STCW qualifications for fast boat driving.

Rosie Hinge

Rosie is a Marine Design Engineer specialising in design and problem solving for engineering systems of both naval ships and commercial fast craft.

She was a Design Manager at VT Shipbuilding, responsible for in-service Design and Safety support for Royal Navy Survey Ships, Fisheries Protection Vessels and Sandown Class Mine Hunters.

Her past experience in overcoming in-service problems for Royal Navy warships has given her a wealth of experience to feed back into her design work.

She works alongside Doug to produce the 3D models and 2D drawing packages for all DHA designed vessels.

Chris Dowland
BEng A.M.R.I.N.A.

Chris is an experienced Naval Architect who specialises in composite design and production engineering.

He supervises a team that produces drawings for the manufacture of high speed vessels.

His past experience in composite production allows him to provide close support to the build yards and also to assist in project management for our clients.

  Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Specialists in high speed craft design and advanced structures   

P: +44 (0)7905 144051   E: -  Rockhewn, Weir Quay, Devon, PL20 7BS