Full Service Naval Architecture Consultancy

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Who We Are

Brilliant Boats is a full-service agency offering Design, Naval Architecture and Project Management, Client Representation and Build Support / Supervision. Engineering products include hull design, tank testing, performance and seakeeping, structural design and analysis, weight and trim, Classification Society and MCA or USCG certification, as well as systems engineering, interior design, cabinet detailing, and lighting. Typically, all BB projects are developed entirely in 3D, and weight optimized structurally using finite element analysis. Recent projects include Motor Yachts at 32, 47 and 64m, a pair of 22m motor cat submarine tenders, production boats in alu at 17, 20 and 24′ and FRP at 8.5, 10 and 11m. Other projects include all carbon sailing cats at 21 and 30m, and a 40m Tri Deck Motor Yacht (Best of Show at the Charter Boat Show in Antigua and featured in Boat International’s Megayacht Annual 2004), a 60m motor yacht in alloy, very fast fishing vessels in alloy, and consulting to a variety of international clients including Southampton Yacht Services, Pendennis Shipyard, Torkmaster, US Submarines and Poseidon Undersea Resorts.

Michael Schutte is the founder and Principal Naval Architect of Brilliant Boats.
Michael is Canadian and he holds degrees in Industrial Design (Leicester, 1986) and Naval Architecture from Southampton Institute (1993). He came to Naval Architecture with a successful background in industrial design and the manufacture of furniture, corporate interiors and components for the automotive and aircraft industries. After 27 years as a design professional, and over 20 years as a Naval Architect, he offers, with the Brilliant Boats team, a powerful combination of design flair, creative solutions based on real-world manufacturing experience, and the best 3D design and engineering tools in the business.

What We Do


Brilliant Boats provides a full range of engineering services.

Detailed 3D construction modeling is the first step in a process that provides precise information for detailed engineering of the structure. All primary structural components of the vessel are subjected to virtual loads in FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and optimized for the job they have to do. The results are lighter, stronger structures that are more efficient to build and run.

Design Process

Brilliant Boats offers a complete design service. Many Clients have us design their vessels from the bottom up, or the inside out, if you prefer. There are clear advantages to having all aspects of the vessel being designed in parallel, under one roof. We approach a new project from many directions at once. We surround it and attack in alternating waves of interior, mechanical, styling, performance, structure, systems, and budget criteria. We continue until we have a concept that stands firm against everything on the wish list in the Client’s brief.

Interior Design

Brilliant Boats industrial design roots mean that the interior is never considered in isolation. You could say this is where we come from. Our years designing furniture and interiors, both corporate and private were not wasted.

The Superyacht experience is about a lot more than style. It’s also about intelligent flow and space planning, lines of sight, light, presentation and attention to detail after detail after detail. The complicated whole needs to be reduced to simple impressions, luxurious in their “rightness” and unspoiled by the practical necessities of running a ship.

You can contact us at info@brilliantboats.net

You can call us at +90-554-9014729