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24/7 Global Response

Navalmartin was established by Naval Architects – Daria Cabai and Val Martin – with offices in London, Antigua and floating offices in the Mediterranean. A number of our projects are ongoing around the world, some in remote locations. With a solid network to rely on, we cater for any emergency the vast ocean can throw at you. Please email or call for a brief consultation, CV and rates.
Team :: Navalmartin has a dedicated team of Naval Architects, Designers and Surveyors with considerable experience in the yacht and marine insurance markets who are ideally placed to advise on yachts, superyacht and marine related matters. The team comprises experienced sailors also with experience of working on board a variety of vessels, having practical knowledge and experience of the yachting world. They also draw on their experience from commercial shipping.
Our global network of Naval Architects, Designers and Marine Surveyors provides us the capacity to manage projects worldwide, including ensuring the seaworthiness of vessels and catering for any emergency the vast ocean or sea can throw at you.
The Navalmartin global team comprises of experienced sailors with significant practical knowledge working on board a variety of vessels, within commercial shipping and across fixed marine assets. This experience combined with our considerable understanding of insurance makes us ideally placed to advise on yachts, superyachts and other marine related matters.
To learn more about our global support, please reach us at

Navalmartin Ltd

Unit 4, 27 Minories EC3N 1DE London UK

Navalmartin PL

Abrahama 10 81-825 Sopot Poland

St Christopher

Marina di Arbatax Sardenia


North Sound Marina Carbbs, Antigua

Daria Cabai

CEO, Naval Architect

“In Navalmartin, we are all keen sailors – time spent offshore makes us humble: we strive to deliver cutting edge design and technical expertise, because we know that the ultimate test is the sea.”

Daria is a qualified naval architect and chartered engineer with more than 10 years of experience covering ship design, marine consultancy, R&D, and project management.

In the past, she represented the UK MCA at IMO. Since 2005 she acts as an independent expert for European Commission. Her PhD followed by an industrial-led research project in the area of ship design have earned her the prestigious RINA-LR Ship Safety Award.

Daria’s core activity is design; in addition she provides such services as casualty investigation and expert witness. In parallel with engineering career, Daria studied yacht design at the Royal College of Art and, at Navalmartin, she is in charge of all creative projects.

Daria’s hobbies are submarines and racing classic yachts. She is helming S/Y St Christopher this season.

Val Martin

CTO, Val Martin

“Our all-round engineering skills span across naval architecture: offshore structures and design appraisal of complex ship types such as submersibles.”

Val started his career in naval architecture as a designer of high speed trimarans and large yachts. In Navalmartin he regularly acts as expert witness on design-related claims.

Working for a major classification society – as part of ship emergency response team – Val advised on over 35 large scale marine casualties and was responsible for cross-assessment of salvage operations.

Advisor for the EU, and the UK in the area of offshore renewable energy. Val was responsible for project management on behalf of underwriters, and supervision of the risk associated with the construction of a large offshore wind farm off Belgium.

In Navalmartin , Val acts also as on-site salvage engineer, developing refloating plans, supervising salvage operations and providing live advice to masters on ship stability, strength and pollution.

Val Martin

Senior Designer

“Unique ideas combined with creativity and attention to details define our modus operandi . We are quite scientific about our design process and have a number of ongoing R&D projects. It propels us to excel and self-innovate.”

Industrial designer with experience in product and yacht projects. Patrycja is responsible for interior and exterior architecture in Navalmartin designs. She has been cooperating with Navalmartin for over five years, creating stunning concepts.

Patrycja studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where she received her degree in Industial Design, specialised in the field of Marine Design. Currently, she develops her Phd theme on relations between indentity and marine architecture.