Lightning Naval Architecture (LNA) provides professional naval architecture for ship-owners, operators and ship-yards.
LNA is an independent consultancy with responsibility only to its clients to provide the best possible service.
We cover all aspects of naval architecture and project management.
Specialist areas cover: marine interior design, ship stability and drafting services.

Key Services

Naval Architecture 

  • Ship design from concept to contract
  • Feasibility consultancy with prepurchase surveys
  • Tender documents and tender selection
  • Class and Flag State approvals
  • Intact and Damage Ship Stability calculations using NAPA system
  • Hull forms
  • Detailed design
  • Ship-shore interface for RoRo vessels
  • Optimisation of new building main particulars
  • Onsite design and calculation

Project Management

  • Project planning
  • Procurement
  • Supervision
  • Inservice refurbishment 

Specialist Areas

Marine Interior Design

  • Analyses functional requirements, desired effect and purpose of the interior
  • Sketches plans of areas showing arrangement of space, furniture and accessories
  • Selects decorative and functional materials and accessories
  • Uses CAD systems as part of the design process and for consultation with clients
  • Designs original furnishings and joinery to conform with proposed scheme

Ship Stability

  • Intact and Damage Stability calculations
  • Stability documentation
  • Expertise in NAPA systems

Drafting & 3D Modelling Services

  • General Arrangement drawings
  • Fire Control Plans, Lifesaving Plans, Escape and Safety Plans
  • Detailed Interior plans
  • Visualisation Renders

 Marine Engineering

  • Custom Condition Assessment Programs
  • Construction and major repair supervision
  • In-house hydraulic calculations
  • System calculations
  • P & I Diagrams for ship systems

  • Ship Design
  • Marine Interiors
  • Ship Stability
  • Drafting Services
  • New Buildings
  • Conversions