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Built Boats
Yacht Design Studio

Yacht design, Boat design, and Naval Architecture studio based in Auckland New Zealand. Built Boats was established in 2017 to meet the performance needs of boating enthusiasts. Our expertise in creating dialled-in, tweaked-out modern boats is evidenced by the work we perform and our many satisfied customers.

European design
fused with
kiwi ingenuity

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Built Boats is the industry leader in bespoke small craft design.From Yacht Design, Naval Architecture, mechanical and composite engineering, Built Boats can develop your unique and distinctive vessel.

The Built Boats team utilises the very best computer-aided design tools, and leverages the highly-specialized team’s skillset from a deep understanding of boat building, and design history spanning 15 years.

Centrally located in Auckland, New Zealand, feel free to call us on +64 21 423 851 or drop in to chat with our friendly and well-versed design staff. We look forward to making for you a vessel that’s faster, more responsive and even more fun then ever.

Past Projects

Our Services

Yacht Design Studio

Yacht Design

  • Concept design
  • Exterior styling
  • Exterior detailing
  • Exterior and interior Layout
  • Mood board, Artistic impressions and visuals
  • General arrangement and profile plans
  • 3D exterior design
  • Outline specifications
  • Basic calculations and predictions of performance
  • Technical specifications

Naval Architecture

  • Weight calculations
  • Construction calculations (metal and composite)
  • 3D Lines plans of hull and superstructure
  • Model testing
  • Hull resistance calculations (also CFD calculations)
  • Power Speed and range predictions
  • Stability and trim calculations (damaged and intact)
  • Stability booklets
  • Inclination experiments
  • Model testing


  • Construction drawings
  • System schematics
  • Finite element calculations
  • Safety plans
  • Layout for technical spaces
  • Exhaust systems
  • Propulsion arrangement drawings
  • Construction details
  • 3D hull and superstructure lines plans
  • 3D files for plug and mould

Project Management

  • Assistance during first stages of the project, pre-select Shipyard, Designers etc.
  • Approval of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Supervision at Shipyard and large subcontractors
  • Interior supervision
  • Planning and progress review and reports
  • Reporting to owner and owner representative
  • Communication with authorities and shipyard
  • Control of documents
  • Commissioning, tests and trials