What We Do

Consultancy: Vessels

Consultancy: Vessels

Consultancy: Vessels serves owners in areas such as vessel procurement, shipyard contracting and warranty issues. Our senior staff and wider network of associates typically have chartered professional status and decades’ experience in their fields including naval architecture, marine engineering, commercial fleet management and asset operational roles.  Case Studies

Consultancy vessels

Client Friend

Client-side advisory work has long been a Houlder staple. We’re resourced with the capabilities clients want on their side throughout the new build process, from design to delivery. We avoid pitfalls, hold supply chains to account and generally get the best result possible for our clients in a complex process fraught with risk.

Expert Witness

Houlder provides Clients with experienced, credible Expert Witness services in disputes, litigation, arbitration and Court actions. The level of involvement varies from in depth investigations into engineering failures to technical briefings for legal teams. More


Fleet Reviews and Due Diligence

Houlder’s commercial expertise includes assessment of infrastructure and vessels as part of purchase and M&A activity. Clients include banks, financial institutions and their legal representatives with interests in marine assets. Sustainability and futureproofing have become watchwords in assessing vessels. Environmental factors and regulatory compliance have become crucial factors in consideration of useful economic life.


Operational Analysis

Houlder professionals have a wealth of experience to share regarding marine operations including operations, port infrastructure, fleet management, crewing and chartering. This, coupled with the in-house capability to financially model systems, means clients can benefit from sound and well thought through analysis. Houlder has supported government and commercial clients in this way.



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