what we do

Yacht owners and operators benefit from working with Houlder project directors who have worked on notable yacht construction projects.

They are supported by a team of over a hundred design and engineering professionals with expertise in all aspects of yacht and ship construction including hydrodynamics, naval architecture, marine engineering, structural analysis and design, propulsion, electrical systems and HVAC.

This is combined with hands-on practical experience of shipyard supervision and client representation. You can read more about Houlder’s wider business here.

Support for designers and owners - pre-contract

Houlder provide technical support at the concept stage. Designers are increasingly being required to become more innovative, incorporating larger and…

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Support to Owners - New Build

Houlder are able to provide a unique blend of enthusiasm and awareness of Yacht building and commercial shipbuilding practice to…

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Shipyard Support

Houlder has a track record of providing accurate design information delivered in a timely manner to enable the smooth progress…

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Latest news

CEO celebrates Employee Ownership

2, July, 2018

The team at Houlder was delighted to be part of the UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day), run by the…

Marine Assurance Business Launched

18, February, 2018

Houlder has announced the recruitment of Neil Walker to develop a Marine Assurance Services business. This is a key part…

Employee Ownership 2007-2017

4, December, 2017

Houlder is celebrating a decade of successful Employee Ownership.  On December 14th 2007,  the company’s founding management team retired and…

New Aberdeen Apprentices

24, October, 2017

Houlder’s recent projects have presented a welcome opportunity to recruit two Aberdeen engineering apprentices.  Callum Duthie (pictured) and Scott Pirie,…