About Us

Peter van Oossanen founded our company in 1992 under the name Van Oossanen & Associates but it’s now known as Van Oossanen Naval Architects BV.

We specialise in the design of high-performance boats, ships and yachts, as well as many other advanced, special‑purpose marine vessels.

Thanks to decades of experience in naval architecture, hydrodynamics and marine consultancy, you can rest assured that the design of your vessel, or improvement of your existing vessel’s performance, is in expert hands.

Our management

Perry van Oossanen joined his father in 2001 after graduating from university in Maritime Technology. In 2002, Niels Moerke joined the company as a student and worked his way up through the ranks while studying Naval Architecture and then Hydrodynamics.

Together, Perry and Niels took over the helm of the company in 2012.

As a naval architect specialising in high-end motor yachts and ships, Perry was instrumental in developing the revolutionary, patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF).

Niels focuses on Van Oossanen’s in-house research & development, as well as the application of state-of-the-art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to the design and naval architecture of smaller vessels.

Perry van Oossanen

Managing Director

Niels Moerke

Managing Director

Our team

Our team consists of naval architects and naval engineers, hydrodynamicists and project managers. We believe the best results come from a well-balanced mix of backgrounds, ages, experience levels and nationalities.

Meet our team …

Our memberships

Both Perry van Oossanen and Niels Moerke are members of the Netherlands Society of Yacht Designers and Naval Architects (NBJA). Niels also serves as the society’s chairperson – following in the footsteps of our founder, Piet van Oossanen. Several of our staff are also associate members.

What’s more, we conduct all our work in accordance with the NBJA’s terms & conditions.

We’re also a member of the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) trade association, its newly formed ‘Holland Yachting Group‘ (HYG) superyacht platform and  its long-standing  ‘Innovation’ committee.

And to share our expertise in this field and to support the cause for greater sustainability in the yachting industry, we’ve recently become a proud partner of the Water Revolution Foundation.

Our Internships

We’ve been studying and researching virtually every aspect of vessel performance for over forty years now. In that time, we’ve accumulated a wealth of expertise relating to hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and naval architecture – knowledge we gladly share with eager young graduate engineers, like you, as part of your professional development.

Van Oossanen has two permanent internships ­– one in the field of Naval Architecture, the other in Fluid Dynamics.

What’s more, we spend over 20% of our time and resources on in-house research & development projects. Interns and graduate students play a key role on many of our teams.


Besides our Academy and Internships, we have career paths for talented hydrodynamicist, marine engineers, naval architects and project leads. We have no vacancy at the moment. Interested in the kind of career paths in our office? Check the profiles for more information.

CFD Specialist / HyDrodynamicist



Naval Architect /
Marine engineer



Project Lead /
Naval Architect


Open Applications

Needless to say, we’re always on the lookout for experienced marine engineers, naval architects, hydrodynamicst or project leads to strengthen our technical team. So, even if we haven’t got a suitable job opening for you at the moment, we’d love to hear from you.

Send your covering letter and curriculum vitae to us by email at info@oossanen.nl.


We also offer internships in Naval Architecture, Fluid Dynamics and Maritime Engineering.


Secondary vocational education
[Netherlands: MBO]

part-time/full-time (24 – 40 hours p.w.)



Higher research-oriented/vocational education
[Netherlands: HBO]

part-time/full-time (32 – 40 hours p.w.)


Higher research-oriented/vocational education [Netherlands: WO]

part-time/full-time (32 – 40 hours p.w.)


Start date for the internships will be August 2022. Send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae to us by email at info@vanoossanenacademy.nl.

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