Navtech's third design selected as significant ship by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

QUÉBEC CITY, March 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The 133-m LNG dual fuel ferry "F.-A.-Gauthier", designed by Navtech in consortium with Deltamarin for Société des traversiers du Québec, was selected by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects as one of the vessels to be featured in their recently-published Significant Ships of 2014 magazine.

"This recognition from the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, based in London, UK, is a very strong motivation for further achievements, following two other recognitions for some of Navtech designs for years 2011 and 2013, also by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects" said Navtech President, Mr. Paul E. Barbeau.

"We are very proud of our team work with Deltamarin, also a Europe leader in new technologies. This combination of North American and European expertise is a winning formula that has already proven to be efficient. This latest recognition being another evidence." added Mr. Barbeau.

About Navtech
Directed since 1973 by its founding president Mr. Paul E. Barbeau, Navtech inc. has managed to carve an enviable place in the national and international marine community due to the excellence and quality of its work in naval architecture and marine engineering. To this day, Navtech has completed over 2500 project which all revealed to be technical and financial successes.

About Deltamarin
Deltamarin is a ship design, offshore engineering and construction group operating in the marine and offshore industries worldwide. During its 25-year history, Deltamarin has built a strong track record of pioneering concepts, complete engineering packages and effective project management in all major ship types and special offshore units. In total, Deltamarin has over 10 000 man-years of experience in creating innovations for construction and operation of ships and offshore units.


SOURCE Navtech Inc.

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Image with caption: "This dual-fuel ferry vessel is the first of its kind worldwide, having the LNG tanks protected under the main deck. Our design team with Lloyd’s had to define new regulation during the design process. This innovation has allowed for improved stability and less vulnerability aiming at risk mitigation. (CNW Group/Navtech Inc.)". Image available at:

For further information: Mr. Paul E. Barbeau, President, Navtech Inc. 105 côte de la Montagne, bureau 701. Québec (QC) G1K 4E4, Tel. : 418-694-0534 | Email :


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