Triton Naval Architects

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Complete Vessel Design

Amongst the ongoing involvement in the cooperative design, and draughting of all the GRP Tallie Marine Fishing Vessels, other new builds included the complete design of a 27m Steel Pilot Boat, for Portnet (NPA), a Aluminium Catamran Fishing Vessel, a 22m GRP Landing Craft, with bow door, for Pemba, Mozambique, plus a smaller Steel Landing Craft for Namdeb.

More recent new builds or major conversions included the new, and 1 of a kind, Moma Barge (Titanium Sand Transporter), built in Singapore between 2005 and 2007, and the new Smit Lipuma (Fuel Bunker barge) built by Dormac in Durban in 2007. The Smit Energy (Bunker Barge) was also double skinned in 2008.

Examples of these and past designs are included under the applicable menu headings on the left.

Outside of new build designs are an extensive number of retrofit / refit projects too many to mention. These can span from Fishing Vessels, to Mining Ships and Oil Rigs.


NORTH STAR - Conversion of a Catamaran to a Mono Hull

The complete design conversion of the NORTH STAR was undertaken in 2009, so as to increase it load carrying capacity and efficientcy as a Launch. This included the hull design, re-engining, new props, stern gear, rudders etc etc. The fabrication was undertaken by HESPER ENGINEERING in Cape Town.



Triton Naval Architects
No. 8 Foregate Square, Harbour Rd
Foreshore, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
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CYNTHIA - 27m GRP Restaurant Boat, designed by Triton, built by Tallie Marine.


M.F.V. Allin, Was the first of the 83ft'er Bulbous Bow Trawlers, built by Tallie Marine


Pilot Boat - "Tsitsikama", launched July 2004, built by Vee Craft, for Portnet


27m Cargo Landing Craft - "Amani", operates in Northen Mozambique


NORTH STAR - Converted from a Cat to a Monohull.