Each project pivots around a network of recognised specialists with complementary skills
Small independent offices are interlinked via a co-ordinated framework, which allows us the flexibility to answer a wide range of different requests quickly (visit the portfolio).
Our objective is to provide high-quality customised services by answering every need in a specific way. We also set great store by keeping in touch with the real world by sailing as much as possible on as many different boats as we can, keeping up to date with the many construction techniques and bringing this feedback and experience to bear on our projects.
Our first project was completed in 1983, so the office is celebrating its 34th year in business.
Geneva's office
Portrait of Sebastien Schmidt

Sebastien Schmidt,
1962. Background path by visiting LinkedIn profile.

Portrait of Damien Cardenoso

Damien Cardenoso,
1976, architect ETS, a graduate of the Ecole d'Ingenieurs de Genève.

Portrait of Maryline Jaquet

Maryline Jaquet,
1977, administration and wisdom...

Photos © 2008 Loris von Siebenthal

Working in partnership with…
complementary naval architects
When a project’s complexity calls for greater strength and depth of experience we usually set up a specific design team. Current and past partners include Olivier R. Hourquet, Hughes de Turckheim, Duncan MacLane, Gilles Ollier, Jo Richards, Peter Van Oossanen, etc. Projects up til the end of 1992 were undertaken jointly with Philippe Meier.
aero-hydro engineers
Appendage refinement and VPP work are usually performed by specialists Paul Bogataj, Rémi Laval-Jeantet, Sandrine Lescaudron or Peter Van Oossanen.
structural engineers
Finite element analysis, structural composite specification, metal validation and problem solving on specific details are all usually taken care of by our regular partners Clemens Dransfeld, GSeaDesign, SP Technologies or HDS Hervé Devaux.
computational fluid dynamics
Panel codes or Navier-Stokes computations are usually carried out for us by Mario Caponnetto and Rolla Research or the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, who offer substantial support in understanding and refining hull shapes, defining optimum propellers, etc, with their sophisticated computational facilities and expertise.
material analysis
The materials department of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne supplies valuable back-up by conducting structural and chemical tests on samples built under shipyard conditions. This opportunity guarantees a high level of reliability while using high-tech materials.
3D geometry assistance
Photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning by Archeotech provide us with a high-precision analysis resource in the course of investigating the shape and detailed dimensions of both new and existing designs.