DVS Marine Design - New Zealand specialists in Aluminium Boat Design

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Welcome to De Villiers & Van Schaik - Marine Design

New Zealand Specialists in Custom Aluminium Boat Design

Located in Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, we offer highly specialised and high quality Marine Design services for the leisure and commercial marine industry. We design Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB), High Speed Vessels, Special Purpose Craft, Marine Farming Vessels (Oyster barge / Mussel barge), Monohulls and Multihulls (Catamaran). Even though we cover a wide spectrum of building techniques, our core business is in aluminium boat design. Our services cover the design from developing a concept up to the engineering of a detailed build kit. We have an extensive portfolio with a high variety of different boats and we pride ourselves in making custom designs for our clients. Below you will find some links to the main design categories presented on our website or you can navigate through the menu in the top for other information.

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Fast Response Vessels & RIBS

Coastguard, Police, SAR, Rescue RIB

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Motor Yachts

Leisure Yachts, Long Range Passagemaking, Sportfishing, etc

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Multihull Sailing Yachts

Cruising & High Performance


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Marine Farming Vessels

Oyster Barges, Mussel Barges

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Monohull Sailing Yachts

Traditional, Classic & Modern

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(Para)Military RIBS

Police, Patrol & Transport Vessels


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Landing Craft, Multi-purpose Craft, etc


Tall Ships

New Designs, Stability Calculations, Rigging Plans, Refit

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Tenders & Sportboats

New/Existing Designs & Concepts of Leisure Boats