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About us

Coastdesign has been a central supplier of ship stability software for the maritime industry for nearly four decades. After years of research and industry insight, we have developed a state-of-the-art onboard loading computer. We call it Hydro – and it will revolutionize the future of the maritime industry.

Our cutting-edge software is developed to meet the needs of the user and has an intuitive user interface. At the same time, it is interactive and highly advanced, to make sure even complicated tasks are solved in a seamless way.

We modernized the shipping industry in the 1980’s

Back in 1985, portable computers were still not widespread among most companies. During this period of time, we read about a Vancouver-based company called Coast Yacht Design in a technology magazine.

The small boat company had developed a ship design program called Autoship, which caught our attention. Eager to learn more, we arranged a visit with one of the pioneers in the western part of Norway – where we were based.

Soon, we could demonstrate how the program worked for the local shipping industry. We also realized that the technology could be transferred to larger ships. The technology was revolutionizing, as it made it possible to design ship hulls through a PC at a more affordable price than before.

Coastdesign was established the same year, and we started selling the CAD program to the shipping industry. We were now one of the few suppliers of software designed specifically for ship design and stability.

Decades of dedication to marine industry software

Ever since Coastdesign’s birth back in the '80’s, we have continued to pioneer the maritime industry. After years of research and dedication, we eventually decided to develop our own onboard loading computer.

The software is designed in close collaboration with crew members, ship owners, and stakeholders of the industry. This way we were able to ensure the best user experience possible, as well as a high safety level for both the crew, cargo, and the vessel itself.

Our goals and visions

Coastdesign is the market leading supplier of onboard stability programs. We aim to deliver the best off-shore industry stability solution globally and are proud to have reached this goal.

With Hydro, our brand new and modern onboard loading computer, our goal is to revolutionize the industry further.

Are you eager to learn more about Coastdesign and Hydro?

We offer customer support and dedicated training sessions to help you get the most out of our software. And remember: Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or inquiries. We will help you as soon as possible!