Spear Green Design
Marine Design Consultants
…Experience makes the difference…
- Excellence in design and creative solutions
- Quality in house people with a range of unique skills and qualifications
- Long standing relationships with respected clients
- Development and maintenance of relationships with world class suppliers
- Globally recognised as a leading marine design studio
Spear Green Design is a member of the following professional organisations...
SGD projects have been featured in 'Boat International', 'Showboats', 'Work Boat World', 'Fast Ferry International' and other international marine industry publications.
Spear Green Design offer the following disciplines within yacht and vessel design, and applies elements of all within a holistic approach to achieving a clients aims throughout the design spiral.
Naval Architecture: As qualified Naval Architects SGD are able to offer interior and exterior design solutions which take into account a vessel’s structure, weight, stability, materials science, methodology, fire and other hazards - compliant with survey and classification society rules. We are familiar with and experienced in many Classification Societies and organisations including Lloyds, DNV, BV, MCA, USCG, IMO, SOLAS, USL / NSCV and others.
Marine Interior Design: SGD considers the following elements, and many more when designing a harmonious and stylish interior within the specialised marine fitout field: Space planning, traffic flow, ergonomics and anthropometry, access / egress, safety, relationships of hull form and interesting void spaces, ventilation, lighting, specialised equipment, communications entertainment systems, finishes & materials specification, colour and themes - all within the boundaries of applicable rules.
Exterior Styling: The exterior styling of any vessel, whether a newbuild or a refit is a reflection of the owner’s personality and business goals. We design vessels above the waterline to suit corporate requirements and vessel’s purpose, the climate and conditions in which it will operate, the extremes of weather it may experience, parameters of efficiency and manning and operational aspects. Our Industrial Design qualifications and experience contribute strongly to this and several other aspects of our work.
Documentation: Much of our work involves communication through documentation. Whether that comprises exterior profiles and models for styling, interior renderings, 3D modelling and flythroughs, general arrangements, safety, emergency, fire and damage plans, schematic diagrams and systems drawings, construction drawings – backed up by extremely detailed specifications. Such documentation is required for owners, builders, other Naval Architects, Classification Societies, Insurers, Surveyors as well as masters and supply of drawings for on board a vessel and as marketing tools.
Project Management: SGD often manages projects from design through construction and implementation to delivery. We have managed build teams for refits as well as acting as owner’s representatives for vessels as diverse as yacht restorations and refits through to cruise ship conversions. Our thorough understanding of a project from our involvement in it’s design leads to an intimate and detailed knowledge of an owners requirements and goals.
We are a naval architecture and marine interior design consultancy founded in Sydney in 1993 & based in Australia. We are a team of passionate and dedicated individuals, offering a great depth of experience within the marine industry. Typical clients of Spear Green Design include vessel owners - both private and commercial, vessel brokers, masters and managers. We also offer experience and specialised skills which are deployed to complement, and work seamlessly with, shipyards and boat builders. Our ability to understand and satisfy vessel owner’s needs and passenger expectations in a commercial environment has resulted in continued relationships with many clients.
Each project is seen from the client’s point of view. Our Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D modelling and visualisation facilities ensure a high degree of accuracy and compatibility of dimensions. CAD is an efficient tool for both visualisation and productivity, provides an effective basis for any future modifications or alterations which may be required and importantly enables us to work closely with any other organisations within any vessel’s design process.
SGD are members of AIMEX, Interferry, Superyacht Sydney and SNAME and are represented at many domestic and international trade shows and conferences. Our works have been featured in ’Boat International’, ’Showboats’, ’Work Boat World’, ’Fast Ferry International’ and other marine industry publications.
Quicksilver IX Nearing Completion - April 2013
Work progressing well on Quicksilver IX, currently in build Indonesia for service in Bali. Scheduled for delivery in mid 2013, this 45m 500 passenger Wavepiercer vessel, with naval architecture by Incat Crowther is well underway and approaching fitout stage. SGD provided all marine interiors and fitout design, specification and documentation. This has involved 3D CAD modelling and 2D documentation of all interior aspects for approval by client. SGD performed ergonomic and lighting studies to evaluate and confirm design proposals to maximise efficiency and comfort. SGD are also assisting the yard with project management, supply chain management and equipment procurement and coordination during the build. Fittings, Fixtures and Equipment including Dumb Waiter / elevator, all glass, all internal and external weathertight and watertight doors, interior panel and extrusions, the entire customised marine furniture suite, deck hatches, cranes, all galley equipment, deck coverings, deckheads and lighting and much more have been specified and sourced worldwide from SGD"s detailed database and in house experience to provide a truly world class tourism vessel..
Oman Ferries WITH SGD Interiors Double Passenger Volume
The National Ferries Company of Oman has doubled the amounts of passenger and vehicle traffic on its Shinas - Khasab fast ferry routes in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year. Two of Oman"s most recent high-speed ferries were built by Australian boat builder Austal with marine interiors by Spear Green Design. See SGD Portfolio page for more vessel details, and read more of the story here.
See also Shinas Khasab Fast Ferry Route Inaugurated from the corporate website, Breaking Travel News & The World Travel Awards. August 2012.
NFC Wins World's Leading Sustainable Tourism Award 2012 - Saturday - 15, Dec 2012
Spear Green Design designed, specified and documented the marine interiors fitout for National Ferries Co fleet of five (5) fast ferries. The two vessel types were built by Austal in Perth, Western Australia and Rodriquez Cantieri Navali Spa in Messina, Italy. SGD were also for designing the NFCo logo as part of the design of the exterior styling for the entire fleet.
The National Ferries Company (NFC) won the World Sustainable Tourism Award, achieving a newaccomplishment on behalf of the Sultanate. The prize is awarded by World TravelAwards (WTA).
The awardwas received by Ghazi bin Abdullah al-Zedjali, NFC Head of Marketing and Communications at Grand Final Gala Ceremony held in India on December 12th,2012. NFC, owned by the Sultanate"s Government, won the prize as a result of its commitment to global standards in place to achieve the goals of sustainable tourism, and its emphasis on the need to support and develop the local tourism sector, based on the principles of environment-friendly processes.
Graham Cooke, President of WTA said that NFC deserves the award, thanks to its permanent commitment to the highest standards in employment, hospitality and social responsibility, in addition to the successful localisation of posts associated with shipping, compared with the short period of operations of the company, and the obvious contribution to national development in general, and the development of shipping in particular, adding that the company has become a milestone in the global shipping, especially after winning the Middle East responsible tourism award last April.
On this occasion, Mehdi bin Mohamed al-Abdawani, CEO of NFC said that this world achievement is recorded for the Sultanate in the first place, and we congratulate His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said for his wise vision represented in the establishment of a national company to develop the maritime transports ector, with the latest fleet, so as to achieve the objectives of the comprehensive development of the Sultanate, adding that the company, since inception of its operation in 2008, has provided many job opportunities for Omani youth and achieved (63%) Omanization in various technical and administrative posts.
He added that (32,000) passengers travelled on boards of NFC"s ferries between January and November 2012, a 81% rise, and shipped till the end of November 2012 about(5223) vehicles, compared to (2302) vehicles for the same period in 2011.
On his turn, Ghazi bin Abdullah al-Zedjali, NFC Head of Marketing and Communications said that the sustainable tourism award affirms that the Sultanate has a clear vision in the area of maritime transport infrastructure, and NFC translates this by providing the highest shipping techniques in the service of coastal communities, especially smaller ones, affirming its full commitment to social responsibility, part of the company"s development policies, which come on top of its priorities .
58m Traditional Schooner launched in Indonesia
SGD provided marine interior design consultancy and documentation for the interiors for this 58 metre Phinisi style 3 masted schooner, which has been launched having been completed after a 4 year build in Kalimantan, Indonesia. See SGD Portfolio page for more information. May 2012.
Passenger Ship Technology - Autumn 2012
International journal for cruise ships, ferries and fast ferries. This ferry operator profile focusses on National Ferries Co - Oman. Spear Green Design worked with Austal, AMD and Rodriquez Cantieri Navale and designed the commercial passenger vessel marine interiors for a total of seven vessels for Oman. This article highlights NFCo"s awards, outlines their rapid growth and discusses current and future plans. Passenger Ship Technology"
SGD Interiors for two Hong Kong / China Fast Ferries
Afai Southern (Panyu, China) has launched 2 x Incat Crowther designed fast ferries with SGD interiors for Shenzhen Xunlong. See SGD Portfolio page for more information. March 2012.
Australian Marine Designers profiled in OCEAN Magazine
Superyacht Magazine Article
SGD Exhibits at Dubai Boat Show 2011
SGD is again exhibiting at the Dubai International Boat Show from March 1-5. Whilst there we will also be visiting clients from UAE and Oman and providing support for the vessel projects currently in build there, as well as featuring the Scimitar range of Luxury Wave Piercing Motor Yachts. Click here to see the Scimitar - as advertised in Middle East press.
SGD Newsletter - March 2011
Oman's NFC ferries set new records
Shinas, sister vessel to Hormuz, recently set a new speed record of 56.6 knots [104.82 kmh] for the world's fastest diesel powered vehicle passenger ferry. SGD designed the light weight interiors for these Austal built ferries and five other Oman based HSLC vessels, contributing to their success. See full article at Oman Daily Observer. © Oman Daily Observer 2010
SGD presents a paper at Interferry 2010 in New York:
SGD Receives Export Award
SGD has been presented with an Export Award from AIMEX - the Australian Marine Exporters peak industry representative body. SGD was recently given the prestigious award at a function held at the Sydney International Boat Show.