Rubicon Associates is an independent naval design consultancy firm that provides ‘whole of ship, whole of life’ naval architecture services, from conceptual studies through to detailed engineering design and documentation, construction, test and trials to launch. 

Our team of naval architects support newbuild operations and maintenance programs, as well as Sustainment support and Life Of Type Extensions (LOTE) activities across multiple platforms nationally.  

Our services cover: 

  • Hull form design and development
  • Stability and motion analysis, Hydrostatics/ Hydrodynamics studies
  • Ship resistance studies
  • Installed power requirements
  • Station keeping
  • General arrangements.

Our team includes a highly experienced and qualified naval architect, and Rubicon founder, Goran Dubljevic, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (FRINA). 

Our leadership team have extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams on complex vessel structures, managing the engineering design process through shipbuilding, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures, ensuring optimal operability and safety in operation and adherence to naval standards/classification societies.  The team have extensive international expertise with projects completed over some 4 continents and leverages this knowledge to deliver within an Australian context.  

Our naval architecture services work in collaboration with our structural, electrical and marine engineering disciplines, program and project management, contracts and procurement professionals to deliver a holistic service working for shipyards, ship owners and prime contractors and with OEMs.   

Our team are passionate about promoting excellence in naval architecture, and in delivering to our clients fit for purpose solutions that improve or influence naval capability. We are committed to innovating for better solutions.  

In addition to Defence Naval vessels, we provide naval architecture services to owners of commercial vessel and maritime structures and contractors in the Energy, Infrastructure, Ports, and Oil and Gas industries.   

Our naval architecture services are provided across Australia, and internationally. 

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