NAOS Ship & Boat Design deploys Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE to virtually develop superyacht

Leaders in 3D design software Dassault Systèmes, last week announced that Italian designer NAOS Ship and Boat Design would be the first to deploy the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform, to virtually create and manage the master reference of a superyacht. 

Using the ‘Designed for Sea’ and ‘Optimised Production for Sea’ industry solution experiences from digital design to production documentation, NAOS integrates all design, engineering and manufacturing processes in “a single virtual environment for efficient real-time collaboration.”

According to a recent news story published on, NAOS “wanted to facilitate the numerous design changes that are typically requested by shipyards and ship owners during the complex project development process”. This is due to the increasing size and sophistication of today’s ships, and a rise in safety and environmental regulations imposed on their architecture.

The 3DEXPERIENCE solution allows NAOS to virtually experience a superyacht throughout its development, as Naval architecture and marine engineering services teams are connected to the required regulations and project plans with full traceability.

Firstly, the system will capture and reuse existing data, then handle design changes with high reactivity and start planning manufacturing early in the design process, before delivering high quality documentation for hull structure scantling and fabrication, as well as for system design and installation. 

Roberto Prever, president of NAOS explained, “We have used various shipbuilding CAD systems in the past to develop superyacht projects for shipyards, but wanted a new, more efficient approach that a business platform provides. 

“’Designed for Sea’ and ‘Optimised Production for Sea’ make it possible to seamlessly decide on design changes related to stability, basic design, advanced structural design or safety.  Now we can deliver on a project’s entire design and engineering much more efficiently. In addition, the integration of manufacturing documentation gives our shipyard clients significant advantages to optimise their production and assembly costs.” 

Alain Houard, vice president of the Marine & Offshore Industry department at Dassault Systèmes added, “Leading shipyards around the world strive to build high-value, high-performance ships that are tailored to specific customer requests, and the way in which they design and build can have huge business impacts.

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables NAOS to design and engineer ships with high quality and sustainability, while fulfilling budget and time requirements, enhancing their reputation in the marketplace.”

Dassualt Systèmes is exhibiting at the SMM maritime trade fair later this year, 6th to 9th September 2017 in Hall B2 on Stand 103.2.

For more information, visit Dassault Systèmes

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