The paper suggests a method for assessing the approximate capital cost of merchant ships in the very early stages of design. It is intended as a guide to ship designers, students and others concerned at the beginning of a new project who may wish to know the ship cost, and how it changes with alterations to principal design variables such as dimensions, weights, powering or carrying capacity. The method does not supplant more refined techniques used by professional cost estimators at later stages in the design, but it may be useful in circumstances where cost estimating expertise or actual shipyard costs are not immediately to hand. Simple worked examples are included to demonstrate the application of the method.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Carreyette, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Pagination: p. 235-258
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  • Accession Number: 00196191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM