At ICE Marine, we firmly believe that Form is intrinsically linked to Function, whether designing an Ultra-High Speed Craft where aerodynamics and hydrodynamics influence shape, or a Workboat, where practical considerations and load carrying are often the primary focus.
‘Form & Function’
Successful design first requires a comprehensive understanding of the requirement and to liaise with the customer at every stage of the process.
Only when the brief has been satisfied and the initial concept design fully encapsulates the requirement do we then progress to the detail.
From Concept to Launch
At ICE Marine, we are able to provide design services for the entire project, or a part thereof, working in conjunction with another design house.
Our Areas of Expertise include:
- Concept Design
- Naval Architecture
- 3D Modelling
- Photo-realistic Rendering and Animation
- Speed, Power and Endurance Calculations
- Detailed Weight Sheets and C of G Calculations
- Composite Structural Engineering
- General arrangements and Systems Layout
- Electrical Systems Design
- Construction Drawings
- Prototyping and Sea Trials
- Manufacture and Production
At ICE Marine, we pride ourselves on top quality manufacturing, employing strict weight controls and attention to detail throughout construction.
All our FRP structures, whether high end Carbon Fibre Epoxy, or more standard GRP, adopt a rigid system of route cards and controls on resin to cloth ratios throughout the build.
Our highly skilled laminators use precise mix ratios and carefully monitor joints and overlaps. These practices minimise weight and wastage, and ensure the structure is built light, strong and to specification.
Exacting Mechanical and Electrical Systems installation
Reliability at sea is essential. The harsh marine environment can quickly take its toll on poorly installed equipment and structures not built to specification.
At ICE Marine, time and careful attention are invested in all areas of the construction and fitout, to ensure rugged reliability and peace of mind.