Initial Hull Design Software

Visualize and optimize vessel designs with the complete set of integrated naval architecture tools in MAXSURF. Create fair hull shapes, comply with stability requirements, minimize power requirements, and ensure crew and passenger comfort in varying sea states. Minimize structural weight while ensuring scantling compliance through initial modeling and stress analysis of beam and plate structures.


MAXSURF helps you redefine design excellence for any size vessel. Choose the version that fits your project needs:

  • MAXSURF – Develop optimal designs for smaller craft using up to 20 NURBS (non-uniform rational basis spline) surfaces.

  • MAXSURF Advanced – Optimize the design of larger and more complex vessels using an unlimited number of dynamically trimmed 3D NURBS surfaces for modeling the hull, appendages, and superstructure. Enable your naval architecture team with a full range of functions for designing power, sail, commercial, or naval vessels made from steel, aluminum, or composite materials.

  • MAXSURF Enterprise – Comply with the most demanding requirements by extending MAXSURF Advanced with probabilistic damage stability, advanced motions prediction, and dynamic structural analysis.

MAXSURF Capabilities

Assess vessel compliance

  • Ensure compliance with international stability criteria and balance vessel performance requirements using integrated analysis tools. Perform a range of analyses including intact and damaged stability, power and resistance calculation, vessel motion prediction, and structural stress analysis.​​

Model marine vessels

  • Create complex 3D hull forms for any type of vessel using wizards and interactive sketch tools. Systematically explore design alternatives by making measured changes to your models with easy-to-use tools. Apply transformations to increase the productivity of your initial hull design process.​

Optimize vessel design

  • Perform fast hull form variation and analysis with team-based concurrent modeling on a common 3D parametric model. Easily visualize and assess design alternatives ​​with smooth data flow within a consistent graphical environment.​​




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