Ferries

Houlder has 30 years of experience working with ferry operators on a global basis. Over those 30 years we have designed, supported and refitted RoRo, RoPax, Fast Catamaran and Riverbus vessels. 

In recent years, this portfolio has featured many high profile ferries with innovative and environmentally ‘green’ design solutions such as the Wightlink G-Class Hybrid Electric ferry and the Caledonian MacBrayne LNG ferries currently being built.

We have a track record of supporting vessel projects at each stage of their lifecycle from concept design, through to detailed design and construction. Our success relies on our ability to work with, and understand, the operational drivers behind any project.

Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture

With over 30 years of experience, Houlder has been involved in a wide range of vessel design, construction modifications and…

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Support to New Build & Conversion

Houlder provide awareness of commercial shipbuilding practice to ensure that project and technical risks are minimised through a progressive acceptance approach.…

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Ballast Water Treatment & Engine Scrubbers

With environmental concerns and regulation increasing, cruise and ferry operators will need to act to ensure they comply with ballast…

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Latest news

MARPOL SULPHUR EMISSIONS COUNTDOWN

7, January, 2019

As we are a year away from the MARPOL sulphur emissions cap coming into force, Houlder’s As we are a…
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FERRY DESIGN TEAM PRESENTED TO HRH COUNTESS OF WESSEX

21, September, 2018

The Houlder designed Victoria of Wight hybrid ferry was officially named by HRH the Countess of Wessex, Thursday 20th September.…
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CLEAN SHIP TECHNOLOGY FOCUS at GASTECH

17, September, 2018

Houlder is marking its presence at the Gastech 2018 Exhibition and Conference by launching a new website celebrating its clean…
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VICTORIA OF WIGHT IN SERVICE

16, August, 2018

The new £30M Victoria of Wight hybrid ferry reached a milestone over the Bank Holiday weekend with its first paying…
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