IMC Naval Architects

Trusted Marine Solutions

IMC Naval Architects (IMC) is an independent Australian naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy servicing the global commercial, private and defence sectors. Headquartered in Fremantle, Australia since 1994, IMC provides ship design, vessel modification & conversion, naval architecture, offshore engineering, and acquisition management services. Independent of shipyards and OEMs, advice is free of third-party influence with services backed by a team of experienced Naval Architects operating to ISO 9001:2000 QMS utilising the latest digital design tools.

Ship Design

Working in concert with clients, IMC ensures a clear understanding of operational objectives before combining the skills and experience of all parties to optimise vessel design solutions. From requirements definition through concept development, detailed structural and systems engineering and shipyard production requirements, IMC is able to scale design cycle deliverables to project needs.

Drawing on its comprehensive newbuilding design capability, and with experience and expertise across marine sectors and regulatory regimes, IMC is also able to offer project-related vessel modifications through to full vessel conversions to unlock value in existing marine assets.


Marine & Offshore Engineering

With a comprehensive understanding of the marine, shipping and offshore sectors, including relevant statutory codes and industry standards, IMC offers marine engineering in support of operational decision making, strategic planning, system optimisation and regulatory compliance. Services include;

  • Motion and Operability Analysis
  • Stability Analysis
  • Structural Design & Analysis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Transport Engineering
  • Mooring Design & Analysis
  • Operations Simulation

Marine Consultancy

IMC supports commercial and government vessel operators with its technical and commercial expertise ensuring requirements and budgets are effectively and efficiently translated into successful operational capability. Working across the full range of vessel types and work scopes, IMC offers services in support of the following project phases;

  • Acquisition Management
  • Construction, Delivery & Docking Supervision
  • Regulatory Compliance


IMC operates to an ISO 9001:2000 QMS and is accredited to undertake AMSA plan approval. A member of the Australian Dept. of Defence – Defence Support Services (DSS) panel with DISP accreditation, IMC offers consultancy services both above and below the line to Australian State and Federal Government agencies, maintaining a presence in Canberra to facilitate Commonwealth engagement.

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