Manta Marine Design

Custom Marine Design - New Zealand

Naval Architecture - Build kit Engineering - Consultancy - Project Support

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Manta Marine Design offers a wide variety of Marine Design Services for the leisure and commercial marine industry. Locally in New Zealand, but also worldwide. We can help you with completely new concepts all up to full work preparation information like build kits. We have been involved in many different projects from small boats to big vessels, leisure as well as commercial. This means that we have a broad basis of knowledge and experience that we can serve you with. Besides monohull design we also offer Multihull design (catamaran or trimaran). 

  • Sailing Yachts and Sailing vessels like Tall Ships and Sailing Cargo Vessels
  • Motor Yachts and Motor Vessels
  • Workboats
  • Barges
  • Special Purpose Craft
  • High Speed Vessels

Our services include a lot of marine design skills from developing concepts with 3D photorealistic visualizations, advanced calculations for Stability, Powering, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), Structure including Finite Element Analysis (FEA), up to the full engineering of build kits.

Besides complete designs, we also offer support services to colleagues and boat builders.


Contact Information


314a Waipapa Road
Waipapa, 0230
New Zealand


cell phone:

+64 (0) 210 247 3061
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About Manta Marine Design | Van Schaik Marine Design Ltd


'Manta Marine Design' is a trading name of 'Van Schaik Marine Design Ltd'. Pepijn van Schaik (B.Eng Naval Architecture & AMRINA) is the founder of Manta Marine Design. A design and engineering studio offering its services to the yachtbuilding and shipbuilding industry. We offer a wide variety of designs and services based on 20 years of experience in practically all disciplines of naval architecture and marine design. Manta Marine Design originates in the Netherlands but is settled in New Zealand since September 2016. Until the end of 2019 we have worked in a partnership 'DVS Marine Design ltd' (De Villiers and Van Schaik Marine Design). 'DVS Marine Design ltd' has officially stopped trading as of 1 January 2020. Despite the move to New Zealand we still have close ties to the Netherlands and Europe.

We aim for the highest quality of work! A mix of passion for the work, practical experience, knowledge and a clear and open communication with the client forms a solid basis to serve you in a flexible and tailor-made way.



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Design Fees, Stock Plans & Royalties

Designer Hourly Fee:

Starting from NZD125 / hour (excl. GST)


Costs of Custom Plans:

For a vessel around 12mtr / 40ft; depending on the scope of the required documentation, approximately 5-8% of the cost of a professionally built vessel. For smaller boats it will likely be a higher percentage and for larger boats it may be a smaller percentage.


Costs of Stock Plans:

A 'stock plan' is an off-the-shelf design. Generally one or more boats already have been built from these plans, so it's a proven concept so to speak. If one of our stockplan designs suits your needs, you may be building in a matter of weeks. We will be digging through our archives and adding more designs to the list below in time. For costs of our stock plans, see table below.


About our (stock) plans and the way we make information available to our clients:

  • All prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Orders within New Zealand are subject to GST of 15%.
  • Plan prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Purchasing a stock plan for the indicated stock plan price will allow the construction of 1 (one) boat only. Additional vessels to be built are subject to a royalty payment equal to the plan prices quoted here.
  • Exclusive and series building license rights of a design can be arranged for certain regions or countries. This will be more expensive and conditions will apply regarding a required amount of boats to be produced within a certain timeframe. Contact us if you are interested in such an arrangement.
  • Stock plans are ‘as is’ – Changes and customisation will be quoted separately and based on the hourly fee above.
  • Studyplans can be purchased for the client to get a better idea of the design. Also generally the studyplans provide enough information to get quotes from builders and suppliers. When you buy a full set of plans after having purchased the studyplans, the studyplan costs will be deducted from the price of the full plans.
  • For our stockplans generally we have CNC cutfile information available, which we typically communicate directly with cutting companies (we can help you find one if you need). Clients can then acquire the actual materials directly from the cutting company. For regular returning clients we are willing to look in different arrangements.


What do you get when you order plan information from Manta Marine Design

Study Plans (detailed information for getting quotations from builders):

Format: Digital (PDF/JPG), hardcopy on request only (printing and handling costs apply)
Typical included information:

  • General Arrangement
  • Interior Arrangement
  • Sail Plan
  • Deck Plan
  • Typical Construction Sections w/ estimated material quantities
  • 3D Renderings (if Available)

Working Plan Packages:

Format: Digital (PDF/JPG) or hardcopy on request
Typical included information (varying with the type of vessel):

  • Hull Lines Plan
  • Deck Lines Plan
  • Sail and Rig Plan
  • Deck Arrangement Plan
  • Interior Arrangement (Plan and Inboard Profile)
  • Joinery Sections
  • Construction Plan (typically several sheets per design)
  • Rudder Construction
  • Engine bed arrangement
  • Anchor and mooring information
  • Welding Schedule
  • Miscellaneous Details



We are proud members of the New Zealand Division of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and as such we are to uphold the dignity and reputation of the Institution, our profession and to safeguard the public interest in matters of safety and health and otherwise. It's our professional and moral duty to follow the obligations as defined in the Code of Professional Conduct of RINA.

To safeguard the quality of our work we can only accept an engagement of our Clients on the Standard Conditions and Recognised Customs of the Marine Design Profession in New Zealand. These can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.


RINA Standard Conditions 2016

Download the Standard Conditions and Recognised Customs of the Marine Design Profession in New Zealand