about us

At Houlder we are known for our technical ability, practical understanding of vessel operations and detailed knowledge of rules and regulations. This supports our wide range of design, engineering, newbuild, conversion and upgrade services that benefit vessel operators, passengers and communities.

Houlder has a wealth of experience supporting ferry and cruise operators with new build designs, upgrades and conversions. New builds include vessels for the Gosport Ferry Company, Wightlink and CalMac Ferries. The company has also undertaken major conversion and upgrade works for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, P&O Ferries, Carnival UK, Princess Cruises and Holland America Group.

Houlder’s commercial marine clients benefit from a broad range of design, technical consultancy, analysis and supervision services. The company has a proven track record of developing, modifying and maintaining all types of ferry and cruise ship.

Our people

Mike Simpson

Technical Director

David Wing

Senior Naval Architect

Robert Lee

Senior Naval Architect

Ed Harland

Senior Naval Architect

David Pugh

Principal Marine Engineer

David Edwards

Principal Marine Engineer

Jonathan Strachan

Project Director

Jacek Domagalski

Electrical Engineer

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