Robert Allan Ltd. is an independent, privately-owned firm of Consulting Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, established since 1930 in Vancouver, Canada.
Our business is centred on the design of commercial working vessels of all types, with a particular focus on the international tugboat market. In addition we design fireboats, research vessels, crewboats, barges, Government service vessels (such as icebreakers and nav-aids tenders), shallow-draft vessels of all types for inland transportation, a diverse range of specialized craft for almost any purpose not to forget other floating things for those really unique circumstances.
The company also provides expertise in analyzing technical and financial aspects of a broad range of marine operations and marine systems design.
Marine ConsultingRobert Allan Ltd. undertakes commissions for a broad range of maritime design and consulting activities, involving virtually every aspect of ship design, construction management, vessel maintenance and operation. Services are provided to a worldwide client base of ship owners, shipyards, government agencies, consultants and legal firms. We have the expertise to perform analytical studies for a wide variety of marine-related activities. Examples of such consulting services include: Vessel operation models Construction or repair cost estimates Vessel surveys and valuations Transportation system economic studies Ship-berthing analysis Tug escort and towing force analysis Stability analysis Ship model testing and trials Expert witness services to maritime lawyers relating to ship design, performance, construction and stability Resistance and propulsion Propeller optimization studies Icebreaking performance Vessel motions and seakeeping studies Hull structures analysis Finite element analysisOur firm has the expertise and specialized computer analysis tools to efficiently deal with any of the above subjects. The capability exists to develop customized analytical tools for most specialized problems.
Ship DesignRobert Allan Ltd. has an experienced, professional staff of naval architects and engineers capable of handling any type of ship design, but the company is best known for tackling the innovative and unusual design problem. Starting by working with our clients to develop a clearly defined statement of operational requirements, design drawings and specifications are prepared to suit the client's specific vessel and construction requirements and budget. The scope of services can range from concept outlines, through complete design documentation for contract bidding and Classification Society approval, to complete construction working drawings. Use of the latest in CADD facilities expedites and improves the accuracy of every aspect of ship design.
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers