our Company


What we do

Lateral Naval Architects provides complete engineering expertise to the superyacht industry, from project conception to delivery, operation and refit. Our core competency is engineering, but our unique focus is on meaningful innovation to enable superyachts that meet the demands of today's owners and those of the future. We believe that meaningful innovation starts with asking new questions.

We deliver in depth naval architecture and engineering services across the following disciplines;

  • Naval Architecture
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical and Systems Engineering
  • Outfit Engineering

Our creativity is the application of these skills to the complete spectrum of design, build, commissioning and refit lifecycle of a yacht;

  • Concept Design
  • Contract Level Design
  • Classification Level Design
  • Detailed Production Engineering
  • Yard Support, Commissioning and Trials
  • Engineering for Refit, Repair or Conversion

We collaborate and engage with customers in all segments of the industry ecosystem including;

  • Yacht Owners
  • Shipyards
  • Designers and Stylists
  • Consultants
  • Yacht Brokerage/Management Companies
  • Other Naval Architects
  • Legal Practices and Insurance Companies
  • Equipment and Material Suppliers

Lateral is actively delivering services to an international client base.


Can you solve the nine-dot puzzle represented by our logo? The challenge is to draw a continuous line through all the dots using only four straight segments.

The solution, whilst not complex only seems difficult because it is common for the mind to imagine a boundary around the dot array. The heart of the solution is to think beyond this perceived barrier.

Within our work in the application of technology and engineering to the development of superyachts we are faced with many such puzzles, that whilst appearing difficult require us to challenge our thinking in order to solve.

We apply engineering in the search for answers, and innovation in the search for new and better answers. However, we also believe that meaningful innovation means not only looking for better solutions but challenging the very questions we are trying to answer.

Ask new questions.