MarsKeel Keel Design and Engineering Services

By: Marskeel  09-12-2011
Keywords: Engineering Services

MarsKeel’s experience in design, moulding techniques and metallurgical testing provides the customer with the most advanced and up to date information available today. Our commitment to technological advancements, along with constant testing and innovation, has earned us a worldwide reputation throughout the industry that is second to none.
MarsKeel Technology is proud to be partnered with Ariston Technologies and Burke Design. We now provide, and offer our customers, state of the art advanced design and engineering services.
Inquires – please call 1-800-381-5335 Toll Free - North America or email at      •    Design and analysis of keels- fins, bulbs, wings, trim tabs, attachments
•    Mechanical systems design for canting and lifting keels
•    First principles structural calculations and finite element analysis (FEA)
•    Detailed construction drawings
•    New construction, modifications and repairs
•    Design compliance with regulatory body requirements (ABS, DNV, IMO, ISO, RINA, etc.)Dave Fornaro of Ariston Technologies provides advanced engineering services to the marine industry.  With over two decades of experience, Dave has worked on design teams for three America's Cups, three Volvo Ocean Races, and two Vendee Globe Races among other yachting programs.  From fundamental structural and hydrodynamic research to detailed engineering and design, Ariston Technologies has an unsurpassed breadth and depth of knowledge to offer their clients.Visit their website at for more information.Steve Burke of Burke Design provides the very best in marine and composite engineering services. Clients across a range of industries rely on Burke Design for their expertise in structural and composite engineering, manufacturing, and project management for new construction, modifications and repairs. Their work results in fabricated parts that are strong, reliable, lightweight and cost-effective, significantly improving the performance of the finished product. Contact Burke Design for prompt, professional, expert service- every time.Visit their website at for more information.

Keywords: Engineering Services

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