The rising global interest in leisure boating activities has created new demands for leisure boats. Currently valued at about USD 8.91 billion, the leisure boat and yacht building industry is set to grow 5.8% per year from 2023 to 2030, heralding a bright future.

This dynamic growth, however, presents boat builders with a herculean task to unlock new horizons of innovation at great speed. The boat building process is highly complex and time-consuming, involving multidisciplinary stakeholders — with some still operating in silos. Pioneering innovative, sustainable designs demands a profound understanding of customer needs, in-depth engineering knowledge and state-of-the-art tools. Innovation becomes key to bringing boats with timeless craftsmanship and sophisticated technology to the market quickly and affordably.

Discover the challenges of boat building and how Dassault Systèmes' all-in-one collaborative solution, powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, helps boat builders overcome them. Click on the steering wheel to begin.   

Improve Efficiency of Small and Medium Boat Builders

To master a boat's design and engineering, you can rely on Dassault Systèmes' all-in-one solution that seamlessly integrates every step of the boat building process. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can connect design, engineering, simulation and manufacturing steps in a single unified platform to strengthen efficiencies through:

Integrating multidisciplinary systems enables builders to seamlessly test and validate breakthrough designs, streamline workflows and increase accuracy. The combined modeling and simulation approach allows testing of various scenarios and performance evaluation for faster iteration and decision-making, saving time and resources. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, builders can share ideas and expertise and explore multiple what-ifs to improve design, quality, performance and safety — thus, creating vessels that excel in form and function.

Collaboration breaks down silos to create an environment of shared expertise and streamlined processes. This means accessing real-time design, engineering and manufacturing data to collaborate faster with suppliers, contractors and customers. With an updated and accurate single source of information, builders gain agility and transparency to track progress, identify bottlenecks and swiftly mitigate design, material and regulatory compliance issues while maintaining IP protection.

By enabling collaboration on a virtual twin, all stakeholders can rely on real-time information across design, engineering, manufacturing and project management. This allows builders to validate the design intent and engineering choices much earlier and avoid late changes, which is key to delivering on time and on budget. It also improves the reusability of knowledge and designs across projects for better responsiveness to future market demands. The model created and developed from early stages can be leveraged for communication and marketing materials to support go-to-market strategies.

Unlock the Benefits of an All-in-One Solution in Boat Building

Accelerate innovation in boat building with an all-in-one collaborative solution.

Sail the Next Waves of Transformation

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables boat builders to speed up manufacturing with precision and efficiency. With seamless integration of processes from end to end, boat builders can unleash new possibilities to: 

  • Build yachts right the first time — reducing costly errors, minimizing rework and preventing costly delays
  • Facilitate product diversification, leading to a bigger market share and faster go-to-market time
  • Optimize shipyard workforce and resources to avert delivery disruptions
  • Exceed expectations through customer feedback data, expand to untapped markets and fuel business growth 

The virtual twin allows all relevant stakeholders to access the current model in real time and focus on the part or the system that interests them.

MerConcept Thomas Normand SVR Lazartigue - Dassault Systèmes
Thomas Normand
CEO, MerConcept


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Dassault Systèmes' all-in-one cloud solution provides end-to-end convenience — taking care of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS all in a go. Flexible and scalable, boat and yacht builders can expand their capabilities to support future business demands, push engineering boundaries and chart market growth confidently into the future.

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