Safety Leadership at Sea

We believe the Y-shape Hull is the safest way to build a ship. We hope to lead a new wave of ship owners committed to increasing safety at sea, and to protecting the environment by minimizing polluting emissions and accidental spills created by sea traffic.

The Y-shape Hull is a structure that can be used to build anything that has the potential to sustain a hit. It's the new way of building structures that rely on an optimal impact resistance. 


A Crashworthy Construction: How does it work?

In a nutshell, when there's a collision on a Y-shape Hull, a greater amount of energy is absorbed than with a conventional hull. This energy is distributed across the entire surface of the hull. It prevents hull penetration and leaves your cargo tank intact.

The Y-shape Hull is currently in use on more than 35 inland vessels. It can already boast over 12 years of proven success in the inland tanker industry. Supported by knowledge and experience from DAMEN, Rensen-Driessen Shipbuilding and Deen Shipping, the Y-shape Hull has proven to be a solid solution.

Across the oceans actually. Cruise liners, shipping, offshore vessels and tugboats. All these can be optimized for collision and grounding impact.


The simulations

The simulations show a collision under the same conditions and speed. The calculation show the impact until the inner wall is pierced. The simulations show that, the inner wall of the conventional hull is pierced after an absorption force of 5.42 Mega Joule. Were as with the YShape Hull, the inner wall is pierced after an absorption power of 14.96 Mega Joule.

V-bow collision YShapHull from Y-Shape Hull   V-Bow colission conventional construction from Y-Shape Hull

Cruise Liners

Boast the safest way to cross the oceans. The Y-shape Hull will protect your hull and reduce its chances of rupture in the event of a collision. Your ship will maintain stability so you can safely continue toward your destination.


Container Ships

90% of our lives travels by sea. Hundreds of containers are lost at sea every year. We think that's hundreds too many. The Y-shape Hull will protect your hull and reduce its chances of rupture in the event of a collision and grounding.



Coastal areas and ports are heavy with traffic. The extra protection of the Y-shape Hull for your cargo tanks will minimize your risk of spills or leakage in the event of a collision.


Inland Navigation 

No extra risk, just extra cargo.

With a decreased probability of hull penetration, and the chance to safely use larger cargo tanks, it's blue skies ahead. Read about the financial benefits of the Y-shape Hull.


A Higher Return on Your Investment

For inland shipping, the investment to build a new ship with a Y-shape Hull carrying larger cargo tanks is lower than that of a conventional hull with standard-sized tanks. Enlarged cargo tanks means a reduced number of tanks in your ship. This means fewer pumps, connections, level indicators, etc., and a lower breakdown probability.


Lower sailing costs

Not only will your ship be environmentally friendlier by sailing on LNG, it will become cheaper to sail. LNG costs less than diesel. Over time, this will lead to significant savings.


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