A significant number of UK companies provide leading edge design, not only for ships and ship systems but also for a wide range of high-end marine equipment and components. This is true in both the naval and leisure sectors. Design capabilities are underpinned by access to academic research and a steady supply of design talent coming from the UK’s specialist university departments. Design expertise exists both within the major global marine companies, and also in specialist and globally-active marine design companies.
The UK has a wide range of companies that have the knowledge and expertise: