concept development and contract design packages

For an owner interested acquiring a custom-built vessel, both of the following types of design packages will typically be required in order for potential builders to provide accurate and competitive quotations on the project:

A concept design package is intended to establish the basic characteristics of a vessel.  These characteristics include the overall proportions, expected displacement, power required to achieve the required speed, interior & exterior arrangements, and general exterior styling of the vessel. 

A contract design package is developed after the completion of the conceptual design phase.  The purpose of this body of work is to provide sufficient information for shipyards to provide accurate and competitive quotations for the construction (or refit) of the vessel.  A thorough and comprehensive contract design package will ensure that the quotations provided by competing shipyards are describing a vessel that meets the owner's requirements.