passenger vessels

Elliott Bay Design Group has been active in the area of passenger vessel design since our company’s origins in the late 1920’s. We design innovative and exciting vessels that attract customers while paying close attention to operational and long-term maintenance costs. In addition to our many successful ferry projects, EBDG also provides technical services for other passenger vessel types – cruise ships, casino boats, and excursion vessels. We have designed sailing ships, stern paddlewheel vessels, high-speed planing hulls, and robust landing craft.

As specialists in passenger ferry design, our projects receive quick regulatory approval. Staff at EBDG routinely advise on emerging regulations for passenger vessels at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  We also participate on the Regulatory Committee of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA), working on projects that range from the introduction of the Subchapter K regulations to disability access onboard passenger vessels.

Passenger vessel operators look to EBDG for a variety of services, ranging from new design to stability assessments, surveys, and regulatory and environmental compliance support.