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The company

Lateral Naval Architects provides complete engineering expertise to the superyacht industry, from project conception to delivery. Our core competence is engineering but our unique focus is on meaningful innovation to enable superyachts that meet the demands of today’s owners.

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Naval architecture

With our extensive experience in the field of naval architecture Lateral is a leader in the field. A portfolio of in-service designs covering all hull form types, speed regimes, propulsion systems and construction materials demonstrates our expertise.

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Structural engineering

Lateral specialises in the design of structures in steel, aluminium and composite. Through our teams 60 years’ experience in developing structural designs for yachts and specialised vessels we utilise an extensive knowledge base to deliver practical and pragmatic designs that are fit for purpose, efficient to build and with excellent attention to detail. 

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Mechanical engineering

Lateral delivers comprehensive breadth and depth of capability in the field of mechanical and systems engineering. We undertake whole vessel engineering from concept to detailed production design: 

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Outfit engineering

The exterior outfit engineering of a modern yacht is a specialist domain demanding a high degree of multi-discipline experience, understanding of the yacht’s overall aesthetic and style, as well as unfaltering attention to detail. 

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Concept design

Concept Design —the embryonic stages of a yacht project — is that crucial phase when designers, naval architects, builders, and engineers come together to lay the foundation for the owner’s vision. 

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Class level design

Having worked with all the major classification societies, Lateral® brings significant depth of knowledge in achieving full class approvals in the most efficient and effective manner. 

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Detail design

Lateral offers a comprehensive suite of production engineering services. We believe in developing intelligent production designs that are practical and production friendly. We incorporate a high degree of detail, ensuring greater efficiency through the full integration of engineering.

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Consultancy services

In addition to new build design and engineering Lateral® provides a wide range of consultancy services.

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Answers to new questions

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Answers to new questions

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Answers to new questions

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Answers to new questions

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Our team

Lateral is a company where expert knowledge and insight is applied to exceptional projects. We have a performance oriented culture where everyone recognises that our reputation is based on the quality of that which we deliver. 

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